What is a Q-Rack?
Q-Rack presents our Quick Steering Rack, a steering rack that outperforms the stock STi rack without breaking the bank! The Q-Rack allows your Impreza to reach full lock in just 1 and 1/4 turns from wheel center (approximately 2.4 turns lock to lock).
Get the competitive edge in autocross, track or rally. The Q-Rack is designed for 1993 and later left- and right-hand drive Impreza models, including the newest generation Impreza. It's tested under the most extreme competition conditions possible for functionality, durability and safety. 2008+ Impreza Q-Racks are now available. Please call for current details and pricing.
The Q-Rack partially assembled and a close up of the hardened gearset
Q-Rack Questions & Answers:
Q) What does a Q-Rack do?
A) Have you ever watched the WRC? Ever watched the drivers swing around a hairpin by just turning the steering wheel like you would to change a lane? A quicker steering rack is what makes this possible. The Q-Rack is not as extreme as the WRC racks, but works on the same principle. With our rack, the steering input required is reduced by 30% from stock. In 99% of driving situations, you will not have to go hand over hand with steering inputs.
Q) Can I use the Q-Rack in daily driving?
A) Although our rack was designed for competition use, we were careful to allow for streetability so that we could transit our rack equipped cars to the next stage of a rally. At highway speeds it is not difficult to keep the wheels straight or change lanes without upsetting the car. We do recommend you remain aware of the rack though, and as always, keep both hands on the wheel.
Q) Why does the Q-Rack seem so expensive?
A) Our rebuild units use two different OEM Subaru rebuild kits and state of art internals made from the finest materials. Each rack is assembly by specialists and pressure tested.
There are nine companies involved in the production of the Q-Rack. Many of them work to produce parts for satellite programs that require tolerances, procedures and quality controls incomparable to any other industry.
Q) Do you offer any different ratios?
A) The Q-Rack offers ratios of approximately 12.5:1 and 11.5:1.
Q) Why do I need a Q-Rack?
A) For years, the Impreza has proven itself a giant killer in all markets where the WRX is available. The special, limited production models sold to motor sports enthusiasts have come equipped from the factory with a quick rack, offering world renowned steering response and feedback. The Q-Rack brings your Impreza up to those world-dominating standards.
Q) Can I import a Quick Rack from Japan or Europe for use in my Left Hand Drive Subaru?
A) The quick racks from abroad are only available for right-hand drive vehicles. World-class motorsports players like Prodrive offer racks in LHD trim for competition use, but the cost of these units is out of reach to general consumers, weekend racers, and most driving enthusiasts. Q-Rack brings all of the performance and quality, but at reasonable cost.
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