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peppers200 Feb 17, 12:35am - #104589 
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RMM or APR strut bar?

well guys I just dont know what to buy... I'm battling over the Rod Millen Motorsports Strut bar or the APR Performance strut bar... I can get both for real good prices. the Rod Millens 140$, but the APR's 110$. But I have been contacting Rod Millen and buying parts and they have been real good to me... any advise or an answer to this question? anyone like one better then the other?
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isaac Feb 17, 12:37am - #104590 
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APR thumbsup

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ct Feb 17, 12:42am - #104591 

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i'm very satisfied with my apr bar...just look one up here at the store

https://www.celicahobby.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=124

ecelica=great service thumbsup

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UFCELI Feb 17, 3:39am - #104592 

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Originally Posted by ct
i'm very satisfied with my apr bar...just look one up here at the store

https://www.celicahobby.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=124

ecelica=great service thumbsup


Yeah APR from your local internet store = Ecelica thumbsup

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Sultan Feb 17, 6:56am - #104593 

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Try Hypermotive if you have the cash - if not, APR
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SilverGT Feb 17, 7:01am - #104594 
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APR is very nice. thumbsup
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Stephen Feb 17, 7:31am - #104595 
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Get APR from the ECelica store thumbsup
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v3n0m Feb 17, 7:47am - #104596 

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Tanabe is also very nice grin
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Steven Feb 17, 7:49am - #104597 
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Originally Posted by isaac
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Stephen Feb 17, 7:52am - #104598 
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
Tanabe is also very nice grin


do you have any pics of the Tanabe you can post? I've never actually seen one before.
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Steven Feb 17, 7:55am - #104599 
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I got one but my dad borrowed my digital camera.
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v3n0m Feb 17, 7:56am - #104600 

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Give me 1 min, I can go & take a pic, just for you grin
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clockwork Feb 17, 7:57am - #104601 

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the tanabe is nice! and you can get it for around $105

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Steven Feb 17, 7:59am - #104602 
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I got mine for 50 dollars used. It is still in brand new condition!
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Stephen Feb 17, 8:01am - #104603 
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
Give me 1 min, I can go & take a pic, just for you grin


providing the batteries don't die grin
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v3n0m Feb 17, 8:02am - #104604 

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better pic
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v3n0m Feb 17, 8:03am - #104605 

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end plates

digi cam has rechargeable batteries tongue
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spaztikid Feb 17, 8:06am - #104606 
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more pics of tanabe...

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i would go with RMM over APR

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Sultan Feb 17, 8:07am - #104607 

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Originally Posted by v3n0m
better pic


clean grin
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v3n0m Feb 17, 8:07am - #104608 

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***shakes fist***

my connection was acting weird, just like j00 happywink
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Stephen Feb 17, 8:11am - #104609 
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Hey! The dust bunny called and wants you to lower her rent grin

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v3n0m Feb 17, 8:13am - #104610 

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screw you tree hugger kiss

I didn't wash the car 'cuz it's suppose to rain in the next few days. But I did zip tie all the loose cables that I had after I installed the Blitz Intake

Well atleast I don't my celi out in the snow grin
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Stephen Feb 17, 8:16am - #104611 
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why can't we all just get along frown
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v3n0m Feb 17, 8:17am - #104612 

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'cuz you're Canadian grin

Don't cry now, it's all good ***offers Stephen a c00kie***

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Stephen Feb 17, 8:21am - #104613 
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thanks! thumbsup
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v3n0m Feb 17, 8:23am - #104614 

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lol, now I can only make fun of you in the other post grin

j/k
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Stephen Feb 17, 8:26am - #104615 
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i can't stop laughing at that picture of cookie monster. seriously...how cool would life be to actually be a cookie monster tasty
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v3n0m Feb 17, 8:31am - #104616 

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not really cool considering he doesn't have nutts rofl but if you wanna be like him knock yourself out grin
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Stephen Feb 17, 8:35am - #104617 
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
not really cool considering he doesn't have nutts rofl but if you wanna be like him knock yourself out grin


the cookie monster doesn't have nuts?
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v3n0m Feb 17, 8:46am - #104618 

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^:rotf:

You didn't know that
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insanecelica Feb 17, 4:16pm - #104619 

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DON'T Buy an APR...you will regret it, if you don't have the tools to modify it!

I've bought one, and the fitment is terrible!!! thumbsdown
You can't screw the plates against the strut tower!
it's pure for show, and you will get some noise, when taking corners!

check my previous post:
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...&PHPSESSID=

Go for a Tanabe instead or the RMM! thumbsup

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ironracer4130 Feb 17, 11:58pm - #104620 

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i would go for the rmm. I have it and its great. they come powdercoated silver now too.
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VSGTS14 Feb 18, 12:09am - #104621 

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get APR...i don't like the RMM, i'm going to get the APR or Skunk2 grin

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CID498 Feb 18, 12:10am - #104622 

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RMM thumbsup

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Steven Feb 18, 12:19am - #104623 
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Not so fast, you'll get a skunk2 strut bar after I get my lazy ass down to skunk2 headquarters and let themm create one for the celica. their celica development depends on me and me alone. heh

Originally Posted by VSGTS14
get APR...i don't like the RMM, i'm going to get the APR or Skunk2 grin
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spaztikid Feb 18, 12:25am - #104624 
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tanabe owns j00
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Elec-FuYu Feb 18, 12:42am - #104625 
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Originally Posted by Steven
Not so fast, you'll get a skunk2 strut bar after I get my lazy ass down to skunk2 headquarters and let themm create one for the celica. their celica development depends on me and me alone. heh

Originally Posted by VSGTS14
get APR...i don't like the RMM, i'm going to get the APR or Skunk2 grin


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spaztikid Feb 18, 12:44am - #104626 
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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
Originally Posted by Steven
Not so fast, you'll get a skunk2 strut bar after I get my lazy ass down to skunk2 headquarters and let themm create one for the celica. their celica development depends on me and me alone. heh

Originally Posted by VSGTS14
get APR...i don't like the RMM, i'm going to get the APR or Skunk2 grin


laughsilly


i guess you've been told billy. grin
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VSGTS14 Feb 18, 1:19am - #104627 

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Originally Posted by Steven
Not so fast, you'll get a skunk2 strut bar after I get my lazy ass down to skunk2 headquarters and let themm create one for the celica. their celica development depends on me and me alone. heh

Originally Posted by VSGTS14
get APR...i don't like the RMM, i'm going to get the APR or Skunk2 grin


lol, I know d00d...I'm not gonna replace my strut until I see what develops further...
I wanna see fitmen on the Skunk2 after they make it thumbsup

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hephaestus Feb 18, 2:21am - #104628 
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I've been holding out on a strut tower bar for some time. I heard some interesting things about JIC putting out one for our Celicas from JIC's reps. I just got off the phone with them again and it seems they won't be developing it or any time soon. So it's Tanabe all the way, unless there's something better soon.
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nyckaminari Feb 18, 2:32am - #104629 
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So the APR strut bar only fits with the stock battery?
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VSGTS14 Feb 18, 3:16am - #104630 

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^^idk..here's how it fits on mine..

I don't like the way it fits.
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spaztikid Feb 18, 3:17am - #104631 
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tanabe still owns j00
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booyaolian Feb 18, 3:23am - #104632 
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Originally Posted by insanecelica
DON'T Buy an APR...you will regret it, if you don't have the tools to modify it!

I've bought one, and the fitment is terrible!!! thumbsdown
You can't screw the plates against the strut tower!
it's pure for show, and you will get some noise, when taking corners!

check my previous post:
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...&PHPSESSID=

Go for a Tanabe instead or the RMM! thumbsup


so there wont be any noice with Tanabe if you take corners?

or???
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spaztikid Feb 18, 3:24am - #104633 
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Originally Posted by booyaolian
Originally Posted by insanecelica
DON'T Buy an APR...you will regret it, if you don't have the tools to modify it!

I've bought one, and the fitment is terrible!!! thumbsdown
You can't screw the plates against the strut tower!
it's pure for show, and you will get some noise, when taking corners!

check my previous post:
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...&PHPSESSID=

Go for a Tanabe instead or the RMM! thumbsup


so there wont be any noice with Tanabe if you take corners?

or???


no... tanabe fits like a glove and there is no noise. its a great bar and makes one hell of a difference in cornering.
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CID498 Feb 18, 5:19am - #104634 

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You know in all honesty they will all offer the same performance the only differance is the looks of the thing and its only gonna make noise if its installed wrong, I chose the RMM because of its one piece construction and because I don't like the look of anodized aluminim on my car and as for the adjustable kind, You adjust them to fit when you install them right? Well just how much more are you gonna adjust it after its in already? None.

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