With our WRX’s suspension all setup and ready to go, we went out on a test drive. Boy, were we impressed! We were worried about all the hard Whiteline bushings increasing the cars NVH, but amazingly we could not detect any more noise, vibration or harshness. Perhaps it was because all of the old stuff was in such poor shape that it was all loose and rattly.
When letting out the clutch we were amazed at how smooth everything was and how the jerking and drivetrain snatch was nearly completely eliminated by the firmer bushings and pitch stop mount. The shifting went from awful to great since the free play in the shifter was gone. We could really feel the shift gates and detents.
Most impressive were the improvements in handling. The car’s body roll, pitch, and squat were all greatly reduced. Corner exit traction was amazingly improved with the better bushings, anti-lift kit and the rest of the suspension doing its job properly. The best thing is that understeer has been eliminated! Even the hard to get rid of low-speed understeer of AWD cars has been eliminated, the car now does 4 wheel drifts. Now our old and previously worn WRX can hold its own with some of the best handling cars in the MotoIQ fleet!
If you have an older WRX you owe it to yourself and your car to refresh those worn out suspension components with Whiteline’s urethane bushings. Combine them with the Whiteline anti-lift and roll-center correcting kits and your car will feel better than new and handle much better than it was originally designed to. We highly recommend these parts.
Stay tuned, next we tackle the old worn out and beat brakes on our Project WRX with a significant upgrade from StopTech!