I have a few questions about these:
1) Do they exist in polyurethane? Aluminum seems a bit unforgiving for street use.
2) Are they uncomfortable on the street?
3) Do they increase steering feel significantly by themselves?
4) Are the stock bushings easy to get out, or do they need to be cut out? How much of a pain is the install?
I do autocross and track the car, and more feedback from the front wheels seems like a good thing, but these days I prefer to leave well enough alone unless I see huge justification to modify something
I drive about 25k per year on the street - a lot - so I like my car to be comfortable and reliable. But at the last autocross I jiggled the steering wheel and there was quite a bit of steering angle before the wheel turned at all, which seemed uncool to me. What's the point in fussing over an ultralow tolerance rack and pinion for 08 if the bushing has so much give?!