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    Re: Is there a faster steering rack for the 3G?

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    if it was just a matter of disabling VDC, I'd be there in a heartbeat.
    exactly...me too man, me too!

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    Re: Is there a faster steering rack for the 3G?

    Oh man, this is bad news. I always had it in my head that I would upgrade my steering rack and now it's leaking. So I have to replace it with a stock one? bummer.
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    Re: Is there a faster steering rack for the 3G?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2010 WRX Limited View Post
    Oh man, this is bad news. I always had it in my head that I would upgrade my steering rack and now it's leaking. So I have to replace it with a stock one? bummer.
    I agree. My rack just started leaking also. I figured I would just upgrade to something better. Unfortunately it looks like our only current option is stock replacement. I haven't even been able to find any information about someone swapping an STI rack into a WRX.

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    Re: Is there a faster steering rack for the 3G?

    So I tried to source a new rack and there are no aftermarket available that I can find. My local dealership wants $1100 for a new one I hope there is a rebuild kit or something available cheaper than that!!
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    Re: Is there a faster steering rack for the 3G?

    Quote Originally Posted by kalidas View Post
    I haven't even been able to find any information about someone swapping an STI rack into a WRX.
    why would you want to swap an STI rack (same ratio) into a WRX?


    Quote Originally Posted by 2010 WRX Limited View Post
    So I tried to source a new rack and there are no aftermarket available that I can find. My local dealership wants 00 for a new one!! I hope there is a rebuild kit or something available cheaper than that!!
    why are you looking to a source a new one? you can get one from a salvage much cheaper than that, sir. or just buy one from tibor; sometimes he has one or two cores.

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    Re: Is there a faster steering rack for the 3G?

    How and why did it leak?
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    Re: Is there a faster steering rack for the 3G?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2010 WRX Limited View Post
    So I tried to source a new rack and there are no aftermarket available that I can find. My local dealership wants 00 for a new one I hope there is a rebuild kit or something available cheaper than that!!
    We send the racks out for repair all the time, just depends on what is wrong with yours.

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    Re: Is there a faster steering rack for the 3G?

    Quote Originally Posted by monkiboy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kalidas View Post
    I haven't even been able to find any information about someone swapping an STI rack into a WRX.
    why would you want to swap an STI rack (same ratio) into a WRX?
    I may have been mistaken but I thought that the ratio on the 09 wrx was 16.5:1 and the sti was around 15:1. Also I was under the impression that the input shaft for the sti would "feel" more responsive due to the fact that it uses more of a solid shaft with a u-joint whereas the wrx has a rubber dampener for the joint in the input shaft. I probably just missed it in a search but I was not able to find a definitive answer as to whether or not they were a direct swap between the wrx and sti.

    My steering rack just started leaking from the valve area where the input shaft mates with the steering rack. I checked to make sure all of the bolts and hydraulic lines were tight around that area, at least all of the ones I could get to without removal, and everything seemed fine. My guess is that a seal or an o-ring failed and I need to swap it out.

    Not that it's necessary but I figured since I was going to replace it I would check to see if there was an upgrade over the stock.

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    Re: Is there a faster steering rack for the 3G?

    it is a direct swap. check out power6 thread. he did the sti input shaft swap and found neglible feedback increase/benefit.

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    Re: Is there a faster steering rack for the 3G?

    Quote Originally Posted by monkiboy View Post
    it is a direct swap. check out power6 thread. he did the sti input shaft swap and found neglible feedback increase/benefit.
    Ok, I must have just missed it. I will skip that then. I will just look for a salvaged one or get a remaned wrx rack

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