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Mr. April 2008, Image Master
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So I'm looking for a deal on a set of STI lateral links. Not sure if I want the pillowball or the aluminum ones. I'd like to keep it around the $500 range. Any sugestions, or know where to find the screaming deal. I also want a perrin RSB with HD mounts. So you seen those on blow out any where I'll take that link too.

Thanks in advance. :D
 

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Mr. April 2008, Image Master
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Aren't the aluminum pillow ball point as well?

[FONT=TAHOMA,ARIAL]Made of machined lightweight hollow aluminum. Reinforced rubber rear outer bushings along with pillow ball spherical type joints which replace the remaining bushings provide for significant improvement in rear alignment control, handling response and driving feel. Forester XT models only.


Or am I missing something?
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tre36 said:
Aren't the aluminum pillow ball point as well? Or am I missing something?
Yes, except for the outer rear (next to the RSB end link tabs).
 

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Mr. April 2008, Image Master
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No the aluminum ones use a urathane bushing. The one we were refering to asa pillow ball have a steel sperical ball in the mount.

Aluminum:


Pillows:
 

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I see. Thanks for the clarification.

***edit***

Just realize I posted a quote with the answers in it. I need some sleep now. :oops:
 

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Mr. April 2008, Image Master
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I put a set of the pillows on my budies wagon and were farkin awesome. Went in nice and easy too. I'm leaning that direction because I think there will be less of a chance of breaking something like the mounts that are welded onto the stock ones, or the tabs milled into the aluminum ones. Plus the pink looks good under the vehicle...
 

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I got mine for $335.97 from langstonsubaru.com. It was a 30% deal on all SPT parts a little over a year ago.
 

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The Wraith said:
No the aluminum ones use a urathane bushing. The one we were refering to asa pillow ball have a steel sperical ball in the mount.

Aluminum:


Pillows:
This information is not accurate. All of those are pillowballs except the outer rear on the aluminum arms. THEY ARE NOT POLYURETHANE.

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Justin Wade
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Do you have to use the endlinks pictured with the pinks or can you use aftermarket?
 

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Mr. April 2008, Image Master
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wadejg said:
This information is not accurate. All of those are pillowballs except the outer rear on the aluminum arms. THEY ARE NOT POLYURETHANE.

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Justin Wade
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"STI LATERAL LINK SET Made of machined lightweight hollow aluminum. Reinforced rubber rear outer bushings, along with pillow ball (spherical) type joints which replace the remaining bushings, provide for significant improvement in rear alignment control, handling response and driving feel."
https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_69&products_id=788

That better? *sheesh*
 

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Really you are not going to find a better deal on the net than going through Jamie. I have looked at the pricing on her parts and compared them to ours (I just started doing the performance parts thing at work) and believe me, she is relying on volume more than mark-up.

:)

That and Jamie kicks donkey.
 

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Oh,

And that E-bay link will not fit STi models and unfortunately our stuff is STi length.
 

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Mr. April 2008, Image Master
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I've strugeled trying to find that valuable piece of information. Our bits are the same as the STI... Is tha the new STI (06) or the previous 05 and earlier?






*singing* BTW, looks like someones got a crush on Jamie *singing*
 

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The Wraith said:
"STI LATERAL LINK SET Made of machined lightweight hollow aluminum. Reinforced rubber rear outer bushings, along with pillow ball (spherical) type joints which replace the remaining bushings, provide for significant improvement in rear alignment control, handling response and driving feel."
https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_69&products_id=788

That better? *sheesh*

I'm not sure the sheesh was needed:( I just want to make sure everybody has accurate information.

Anyhow, you might want to consider these for the money:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=872657&highlight=poltec+install
http://www.evokiller.com/product.php?productid=16825&cat=51&page=2

or even these if whiteline actually intended them for an STI:
http://www.subaruwrxparts.com/04sti-suspension.html

More info:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...p=25&highlight=aluminum+lateral+link+sti+2005


I went with Poltec which is really nice stuff but pretty $$$.

Adjustability is really helpful for proper alignement with the lowered suspension.

Oh, and for the trailing arms I would just get the Grp N or a polyurethane bushing pressed into the stock piece rather than getting the pink STI part. The $320 I spent on STI pink paint and two pillowball bushings just wasn't a good bang for the buck.


Regards,
Justin Wade
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Mr. April 2008, Image Master
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wadejg said:
I'm not sure the sheesh was needed:( I just want to make sure everybody has accurate information.
I was just playin man. Don't take it personally... :)

I've seen mall of those even had the whiteline ones in my RS they were killer. I'm just kinda confused as to what fits our foresters? Some people say STi, is that new 06 (I know those haave changed), older STI 05 or earlier? ANd then others say that the WRX/Impreza stuff fits... If I could that clearedup I'd know where to go from here. :evil:
 

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The forester arms are the same as the 2004 STI arms. The STI arms changed length in 2005, but I believe are the same for 2005-2006. The info is in that link for more info above at NASIOC with measurements and everything. The key is 2004-2006 Forester XT=2004 WRX STI for all suspension parts. Oh, and that includes the front aluminum control arms from the STI that gives another 1.5 degrees of Caster for us.

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Justin Wade
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