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Old Jan 7, 2014, 07:50 AM
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whiteline steering precision kit evo 8 review

This upgrade is a little more time consuming to do, but it really isn't all that bad. I hadn't read much reviews but I figured since I had the subframe out I might as well. Install was straightforward, everything went on nice and smooth. This is the exact kit right here, http://www.maperformance.com/whiteli...n-kit-evo.html

It replaces the bushings that support the steering rack assembly. My old ones didn't look to be in bad shape or anything but I did this to improve turn in response/feel and why not since it was already out. After putting the car back together and taking it out for a drive I could immediately feel an improvement in the steering feel. Steering is very firm and direct. Any slop in play I had seemed to be gone. I was surprised how much of a difference they actually made, I wasn't expecting it to be so much night and day honestly. I would have to say the benefits are worth the work to install.
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^ did it make your steering heavier?
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I, unfortunately, don't have a "before" feeling, but since I bought the car with a blown motor, I installed this while it was out. I LOVE the way my car steers.
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I've always loved the stock feeling of the evo, so I can't even imagine what it would feel like 'improved'
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^ did it make your steering heavier?
No not at all. I wouldn't describe the feeling as being heavier at all so much as feeling more 'direct', and 'responsive', if that makes sense.
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Originally Posted by golgo13 View Post
I've always loved the stock feeling of the evo, so I can't even imagine what it would feel like 'improved'

Im confident that if you decide to do this mod you would notice the difference.
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nvh increase?
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No noticeable nvh increase from these. I dont see why these bushings necessarily would since its just a steering rack. My car is already a poster child for nvh anyhow so I wouldnt be worried about a little more. But ya, to answer your question I really couldnt notice any increase in nvh.
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just wondering, because i had coilovers installed and the steering precision kit, and one of them made my steering super heavy.. must be the coilovers i guess
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Sam, when I put on my DFV's the steering didnt feel any heavier to my previous Billstein Robispec camber plate setup. I'm not really sure what would affect that other than caster a wider rubber or a different offset wheel...
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Sam, when I put on my DFV's the steering didnt feel any heavier to my previous Billstein Robispec camber plate setup. I'm not really sure what would affect that other than caster a wider rubber or a different offset wheel...
really? i may flush the power steering fluid then lol
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really? i may flush the power steering fluid then lol
Hah yeah maybe...I've never touched my power steering so I have no idea what that'll do but go for it. Certainly couldn't hurt
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really? i may flush the power steering fluid then lol
Report back and let us know how that worked for you
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