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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:44 pm 
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I am wondering if anyone knows of a replacement bushing for the rear toe control rods or lateral links of a 1990 Suzuki Swift GT..

The manufacturer's part no. is 46300-60B10 and does not show a bushing sold separately.
http://www.amazon.com/Dorman-520-850-So ... B000JZF4ZW

Are there any premade bushings (polyurethane etc.) that would fit this application?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:06 pm 
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For your rally car right? You are going to better off replacing those flimsy stamped steel toe rods altogether with a threaded piece of aluminum rod and some heim joints on each end. Either that, or somebody did a writeup on here using IIRC GC8 impreza (stock or whiteline, can't remember) rear toe rods and modifying them a bit.

Stk toe rods are garbage, they are the only stock suspension point left in my car and I can feel them flexing and wallowing around when pushing it hard around corners and when the rear hits bumps. Planning on making up a set of al ones for my car eventually, just haven't gotten around to it yet.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:11 pm 
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Agreed, throw the stock toe bars in the garbage, for rallying I would recommend bushed rods, Andy(swiftmotorsport) used wrx toe bars with a couple of minor mods, I think they were whiteline ones.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:18 pm 
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Can anyone say how this conversion would feel on the road? My rear control rods need replacing and i also notice that loose wallowing feeling in the rear during cornering. I use my car in autocross events and time attacks but also on the road as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:29 pm 
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I make my own bars, I can say that besides a bit more feedback, handling tends to be greatly improved on the street. They also allow for muuuch finer adjustment of rear toe when raising or lowering the ass end of the car. I raised my car up using stock turbo springs in the front and '98 springs in the rear, they ended up having to elongate the toe bars even after maxing out the toe bolts, and I had the bars set to factory length.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:28 pm 
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Can anyone say how this conversion would feel on the road? My rear control rods need replacing and i also notice that loose wallowing feeling in the rear during cornering. I use my car in autocross events and time attacks but also on the road as well.


The Scooby WRX rods are fine for the road, because after all they were designed with roadgoing cars in mind!
They are no noisier than standard but are infinately more adjustable and don't move around at all (unlike the standard Swift ones), so once the rear toe is set it stays :D .
I've had the arms on my rally car for 5 years (20+ rally's and 3000 miles+) now and they've given me no trouble at all.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:25 pm 
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I picked up a couple of WRX rods to try this rear rod conversion but i noticed that its shorter than the original GTI rod. How did you modify it to fit?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:42 am 
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The whiteline wrx rods have an adjuster in the middle which you wind out I beleive, pm Andy if he doesn't spot this post.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:44 pm 
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Yes it's adjustable to longer than the standard Swift arm, fit and forget and you can get the rear toe spot on and it won't move :D .
More expensive than the cheap conversions, but at least you know you'll go round the next corner you come to :shock: .

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:32 pm 
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Thanks guys, this info is very helpful. Which model Subaru did you use from ??

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:49 pm 
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Thanks guys! I now know what's the right replacement rod to get for my Swift. Can't wait to install it!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:26 pm 
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Im purchasing a kit from whiteline but it comes with four, I want to sell two. Willing to sell at cost....see post here:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:48 am 
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Here is what I did to sort out my toe bars http://www.redlinegti.com/forum/viewtop ... =7&t=48894

Even better for you guys in the US. Under $70 all up.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:06 pm 
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Speedway doesn't ship/accept paypal from non-US people.

I will happily pay for 2 of these ends ($100) + shipping if someone wants to make me 2. The parts cost $51 on Speedway.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:44 pm 
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markimark wrote:
Here is what I did to sort out my toe bars http://www.redlinegti.com/forum/viewtop ... =7&t=48894

Even better for you guys in the US. Under $70 all up.


Thanks for the info man....I ordered me a set.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:35 pm 
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I just installed these rods on my car and I have to say they work absoloutely great. I can feel a big improvement in the handling. The car feels really great now and at the last race it kicked some serious butt, including a Type R Integra.

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