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#31 Old 10-03-2013, 06:00 AM
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I did the master cylinder brace, pitch stop and a few other things for my '12 wrx hatch.

The master cylinder brace I did because of all the stories I head that worried me about the flex cracking the spot welds on the fire wall (there's a thread over at NASOIC, 08+ Subaru WRX Firewall Class Action Lawsuit - NASIOC about it, a long thread, but some good info in there, I think).

Went for the brace because I could see the master cylinder move if someone stepped on the brake with the car sitting, so I figured the brace couldn't hurt. I was surprised that I could tell the difference in pedal feel with it in, much more solid. Tight space there, so was a little tedious installing, fwiw.

I put in a stiffer pitch stop too, but to be honest, I can't tell a difference since doing so far as feel.

Having a WRX, I did replace the tranny mount with a group N mount - something I think STI's already have?; with that and some stiffer tranny cross member bushings from Turn in Concepts, there's a big difference - No more rubber band feeling when going through the gears, much more solid feel. There is a bit more noise & vibration, but not bad in my opinion. Makes me think that some of the other drivetrain bushing kits out there might be worth doing too down the road too.
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I've always been curious about stiffer drivetrain mounts. If one was worried about their wrx tranny wouldn't the stock mount be better for it than a stiffer one? Not as much stress and shock on the trans. Kinda like a clutch. I do understand the stiffer one will take some slop out and give a better feel. What are you guys thoughts on this?

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I've always been curious about stiffer drivetrain mounts. If one was worried about their wrx tranny wouldn't the stock mount be better for it than a stiffer one? Not as much stress and shock on the trans. Kinda like a clutch. I do understand the stiffer one will take some slop out and give a better feel. What are you guys thoughts on this?
I understand what your are saying and my take is that regardless of the make or model upgrading drivetrain bushings is a good idea because,
1. Stock bushing are rubber and they degrade quickly.
2. Simple rubber bushings are used because they are a lot less costly to make or purchase for a manufacturer.

We all worry somewhat about shocking our drivetrains but just like any other modification, such as a upgraded clutch, it will soon become second nature. I am 100% behind upgrading not only drivetrain bushings but suspension bushings as well. Upgrading your engine mount bushings is also a good idea and is often overlooked. We here are all performance fans or we would not want/drive a WRX/STi and just like everything else there is always some sort of compromise.

Just my take.
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Makes sense texasmr2.

For the items I've done so far in the drive train, I think it's actually better for the car overall - in the sense that, given the same load, the stiffer bushings absorb more of the stress than the softer rubber stuff does before giving way/flexing, which means less stress on other parts involved. Least, that's my take on it, others might have different opinions
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Makes sense texasmr2.

For the items I've done so far in the drive train, I think it's actually better for the car overall - in the sense that, given the same load, the stiffer bushings absorb more of the stress than the softer rubber stuff does before giving way/flexing, which means less stress on other parts involved. Least, that's my take on it, others might have different opinions
I would say you are spot on.
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Because Pakal brought up the firewall issue, my brake and gas pedal are both slightly "wiggly" by this I mean they move side to side slightly. Is this normal or indicating the early stages of a problem? After I replace my brakes I'll be looking into doing the master cylinder brace.

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