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Old 12 February 2018, 01:02 PM   #1  
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Default GC8 13:1 Quickrack

I'm upgrading to a newage Spec C quick rack so the 13:1 quick rack from my 1998 STI Type RA is up for sale.

It's in used condition so it's not as precise as a new rack will be but still a worthwhile upgrade.
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Old 12 February 2018, 07:57 PM   #2  
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Newage quick rack is also 13:1. Why change out of interest ?
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Newage quick rack is also 13:1. Why change out of interest ?
Could'nt fathom that out myself seems a pointless exercise
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He says from a Newage Spec C .Isnt that a quick rack?
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Newage quick rack is also 13:1. Why change out of interest ?
Although they're both 13:1 quick racks, the newage ones are actually quicker.
Don't ask me how they're both still 13:1 but the Type RA is 2 and half turns lock to lock and the newage Spec C is two turns lock to lock.

And yes the the rack I'm selling is defiantly not just an STI rack, I've had one of those fitted as well.
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Could'nt fathom that out myself seems a pointless exercise
They are both 13:1 quick racks but for some reason a newage quick rack gives 2 turns lock to lock and a classic is 2 and half turns.

No idea why they both called a 13:1 but I've tried 4 different impreza racks including my old UK wagon, classic STI, classic Type RA and also the Newage Spec C which is the one I'm going for because it's faster again.
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I looked for one for a while but gave up in the end the Spec C rack seems quite rare
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From memory there are actually 3 types of classic rack. Standard rack, a 2.5 turn lock to lock rack and the quick rack which is 2.25 turns lock to lock. I have had a classic quick rack and a Hawk Spec C quick rack and both were 2.25 turns lock to lock.
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From memory there are actually 3 types of classic rack. Standard rack, a 2.5 turn lock to lock rack and the quick rack which is 2.25 turns lock to lock. I have had a classic quick rack and a Hawk Spec C quick rack and both were 2.25 turns lock to lock.
Yea, I had a UK wagon with the bog standard 17:1 or whatever ratio that has and I upgraded that car to a regular STI rack and I remember thinking it was great .
Then I bought my Type RA and it was even better!
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They are both 13:1 quick racks but for some reason a newage quick rack gives 2 turns lock to lock and a classic is 2 and half turns.

No idea why they both called a 13:1 but I've tried 4 different impreza racks including my old UK wagon, classic STI, classic Type RA and also the Newage Spec C which is the one I'm going for because it's faster again.


Newage quick rack is not 2 turns lock to lock, it's 2.25 the same as a classic quick rack.

Remember not all classic STI RA have quick racks, it was an option. Only standard fitment on the limited models.
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Newage quick rack is not 2 turns lock to lock, it's 2.25 the same as a classic quick rack.

Remember not all classic STI RA have quick racks, it was an option. Only standard fitment on the limited models.


Yes you are right.
I have never owned a car with new-age quick rack but I have driven one and from memory it was 2 turns, which as you've pointed is not quite accurate.

I know the quick rack was an option on the Type RA's and not all of them came with one but trust me this is a quick rack.


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Possibly better to use lock to lock figures rather than ratio's. If you mark a spline and turn the rack to an end stop hen turn and count turns to other end stop you can confirm that it is 2.25 turns lock to lock.
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i have classic quick rack and it should be 2.25 turns and is fa092. Perhaps fa091 is sti rack if its only turning 2.5.

The newage rack has less turning circle too.
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Yes you are right.
I have never owned a car with new-age quick rack but I have driven one and from memory it was 2 turns, which as you've pointed is not quite accurate.

I know the quick rack was an option on the Type RA's and not all of them came with one but trust me this is a quick rack.


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Trust me, a newage quick rack is 2.25 turns lock to lock, as is a classic quick rack.
Hence my question as to why you are changing as a newage quick rack will offer no benefit over what you already have.
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Newage quick rack is not 2 turns lock to lock, it's 2.25 the same as a classic quick rack.

Remember not all classic STI RA have quick racks, it was an option. Only standard fitment on the limited models.
My GC8 quick rack is 2.25 part no. 34110FA092

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Possibly better to use lock to lock figures rather than ratio's. If you mark a spline and turn the rack to an end stop hen turn and count turns to other end stop you can confirm that it is 2.25 turns lock to lock.
I will do this later today.
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My GC8 quick rack is 2.25 part no. 34110FA092
Which exact model and year is that from?

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For what it's worth I do believe 091 is also a classic quick rack model number, just from an earlier car, my97 / my98 I think.
092 is from later cars, my99 onwards
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All the classic ones are the same, the splines on the UJ connection changed on the newage cars to a finer pitch and that certainly looks like the pitch on a classic rack. The position and angle of the hydraulic connections also changed. The drivers side mounting changed on the widetrack and Hawk cars but despite the myths they still fit on non widetrack subframes as I had one fitted on my classic subframe.

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im interested please pm me cheers
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For what it's worth I do believe 091 is also a classic quick rack model number, just from an earlier car, my97 / my98 I think.
092 is from later cars, my99 onwards
Yes thank you. It was removed from my 1998 STI Type RA.
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