Bushings Upgrade For WRX
The new bushing is retained by these washers and cannot slip out.
With the shift rod support bushing in place the driveshaft can be reinstalled.
Now work starts on the front of the car. To replace the transmission cross member bushings the transmission is supported by a jack.
The transmission support is unbolted from the cross member and the transmission is raised slightly by the jack. This allows the rubber mounts to be removed.
The soft rubber on the left is replaced with the hard urethane on the right.
The new Whiteline mounts fit perfectly in place. The stock rubber mounts were deteriorated and mushy and probably contributing to Ian’s poor shifting feel.


  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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