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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-14-2007, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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2004 STi Steering Rack Part Number & Price?

I've been looking around at '04 STi rack prices & asked a couple vendors/members from the forum. It seems about $590 - $600 for a rack, I'm not sure how much extra for shipping from these sources.

I was on allsubaru.com & they have an STi rack (P/N 34110FE600) for $541 & it runs about $64 for shipping.

Is this the right part number?

Anyone have experience with allsubaru.com?

Any idea why they are that much cheaper?

Looking to do this mod & want to get the best deal possible but don't want to deal with an unreliable source.
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I have an 34110FE431 (04 STI) rack in my Forester.

Isn't the 34110FE600 for a 2005 STI.

...04 XT.... 98S

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buy a used one. just find someone who;s parting out. will be a lot cheaper. otherwise i would ask roo about getting you one. he knows his stuff. GL
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I have an 34110FE431 (04 STI) rack in my Forester.

Isn't the 34110FE600 for a 2005 STI.
You are correct, the '04 P/N 34110FE431 is also $541.33 from http://allsubaru.com/

I thought about getting used or even independently rebuilt. However, I've delt with headaches going this route in the past. I don't want to have to pull it out any time soon after installing it.

Anyone deal with allsubaru.com before?
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I thought about getting used or even independently rebuilt. However, I've delt with headaches going this route in the past. I don't want to have to pull it out any time soon after installing it.

Anyone deal with allsubaru.com before?
I bought a new one for just that reason and I had some Subaru bucks.

Have you called any of our SF.org supporting vendors. I'm sure they would love to give you a quote. I'd suggest staring with the ones closets to you. There are two not that far away from you that I'd recommend.

...04 XT.... 98S
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Will any year work or just the 04's. As for buying used if its low mileage then I would think its not an issue.
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ive heard your will need subframe if you want to fit 05 sti steering rack dont quote me

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The research I've done on this forum seems to indicate only the '04 is a direct swap. In '05 there were some changes made to the axels, hubs, steering rack, etc.

Even w/low miles a used rack most likely comes from a salvaged car. I'd rather pay a bit more & know what I'm getting, only want to do this once. Just looking for the best price on the OEM part...
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every now and then i see a seller on craigslist selling rebuilt steering racks (and pinions). any opinions on those units?

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I have an 34110FE431 (04 STI) rack in my Forester.

Isn't the 34110FE600 for a 2005 STI.
in a SF or a SG?

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aside from that steering rack, is anything else necessary like tie rod ends, seals, gaskets...etc?

2004 FXT
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From what I've read here, no. However, if someone else is aware please do chime in.
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I didn't need anything else.

...04 XT.... 98S
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*GONE NOW* I have access to an MY04 STi rack, $250 USD shipped. PM if keen. *GONE NOW*


Sorry, sold.

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will part # 34110FE431 is the same for RHD forester?
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