Bushings Upgrade For WRX
It’s amazing that Subaru used plastic for such a critical part. These are known to break. The stock rubber bushings have huge cutouts in them that allow all sorts of movement as well. This can contribute to drivetrain lash and windup which can lead to wheel hop and is very hard on all the drivetrain from the transmission to the axles.  There is no way the Whiteline part will break!
With the Whiteline pitch stop mount in place, Ian’s drivetrain is secure and his suspension is all freshly refurbished and ready to be aligned.
We took Ian’s WRX to Westend Alignment near our shop do the final chassis setup.
Chris started by checking the ride height and setting it for a slight forward rake.
Next Chris painted white stripes on the tires and scribed a line in the paint so toe could be precisely measured.
Chris carefully measures toe to the scribed lines with a toe bar.


  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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