Bushings Upgrade For WRX
George re-installs the lower control arm.
George also installs the Whiteline longer shanked outer tie rod ends.
George installs the spacer on the rear of the subframe to move it lower.
Washers are used under the front bolt, different amounts of washers are used depending on the year of the car and whether or not its a WRX or STI.
The front suspension is now reassembled with the Whiteline roll center correction kit, the anti-lift kit, and the hard urethane bushings.  We are getting ready to develop some serious grip!
The pitch stop mount is an easy install. Here Howard unbolts the stock mount from the top of the engine compartment.


  1. I have a lot of the same parts on my 2005 WRX and absolutely love them. One question, if you needed to replace the rack is there a reason you guys didn’t upgrade to the 2015+ rack? There’s a bit of fabrication needed to make it work on a GD but I’m really glad I did it.

    Keep the GD WRX updates coming, I’m really enjoying them.

  2. Hello MotoIQ. I’ve just wrapped up doing front lower control arm front, front ALK, rear lateral links, and lateral arm bushings from whiteline in my 1999 Subaru RS. I have already had the Roll Center Adjuster kit a few years now.

    I haven’t driven the car yet, but what is your take on these parts “binding”? There’s a lot of info about urethane binding on the net, but I figured Whiteline has taken this into account…or have they? Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Mike,

      How often do these bushings need to be re-greased? Would it be helpful to wrap the bushing sleeves with teflon tape (doesn’t look like it was done in this instance)?

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