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Feb 16, 5:35pm - #104589 
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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Feb 16, 5:37pm - #104590 
APR thumbsup


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Feb 16, 5:42pm - #104591 
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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Feb 16, 8:39pm - #104592 
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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Feb 16, 11:56pm - #104593 
Try Hypermotive if you have the cash - if not, APR

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Feb 17, 12:01am - #104594 
APR is very nice. thumbsup

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Feb 17, 12:31am - #104595 
Get APR from the ECelica store thumbsup

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Feb 17, 12:47am - #104596 
Tanabe is also very nice grin

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Feb 17, 12:49am - #104597 
Originally Posted by isaac
APR thumbsup

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Feb 17, 12:52am - #104598 
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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Feb 17, 12:55am - #104599 
I got one but my dad borrowed my digital camera.

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Feb 17, 12:56am - #104600 
Give me 1 min, I can go & take a pic, just for you grin

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Feb 17, 12:57am - #104601 
the tanabe is nice! and you can get it for around $105


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Feb 17, 12:59am - #104602 
I got mine for 50 dollars used. It is still in brand new condition!

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Feb 17, 1:01am - #104603 
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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Feb 17, 1:02am - #104604 
better pic

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Feb 17, 1:03am - #104605 
end plates

digi cam has rechargeable batteries tongue

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Feb 17, 1:06am - #104606 
more pics of tanabe...

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i would go with RMM over APR


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Feb 17, 1:07am - #104607 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
better pic


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Feb 17, 1:07am - #104608 
***shakes fist***

my connection was acting weird, just like j00 happywink

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Feb 17, 1:11am - #104609 
Hey! The dust bunny called and wants you to lower her rent grin

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Feb 17, 1:13am - #104610 
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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Feb 17, 1:16am - #104611 
why can't we all just get along frown

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Feb 17, 1:17am - #104612 
'cuz you're Canadian grin

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


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Feb 17, 1:21am - #104613 
thanks! thumbsup

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Feb 17, 1:23am - #104614 
lol, now I can only make fun of you in the other post grin

j/k

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Feb 17, 1:26am - #104615 
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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Feb 17, 1:31am - #104616 
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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Feb 17, 1:35am - #104617 
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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Feb 17, 1:46am - #104618 
^:rotf:

You didn't know that

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Feb 17, 9:16am - #104619 
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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Feb 17, 4:58pm - #104620 
i would go for the rmm. I have it and its great. they come powdercoated silver now too.

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Feb 17, 5:09pm - #104621 
get APR...i don't like the RMM, i'm going to get the APR or Skunk2 grin


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Feb 17, 5:10pm - #104622 
RMM thumbsup


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Feb 17, 5:19pm - #104623 
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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Feb 17, 5:25pm - #104624 
tanabe owns j00

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Feb 17, 5:42pm - #104625 
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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Feb 17, 5:44pm - #104626 
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


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i guess you've been told billy. grin

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Feb 17, 6:19pm - #104627 
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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Feb 17, 7:21pm - #104628 
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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Feb 17, 7:32pm - #104629 
So the APR strut bar only fits with the stock battery?

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Feb 17, 8:16pm - #104630 
^^idk..here's how it fits on mine..

I don't like the way it fits.

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Feb 17, 8:17pm - #104631 
tanabe still owns j00

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Feb 17, 8:23pm - #104632 
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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Feb 17, 8:24pm - #104633 
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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Feb 17, 10:19pm - #104634 
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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