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feedback on the RMM front strut bar? #106293 Feb 18, 7:38pm Feb 18, 7:38pm
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feedback on the RMM front strut bar?
Well, I was supposed to buy a kit...but if not, then I was just gonna get this bar. Anyone know how good it is in terms of:

-fitment
-ease of install
-functionability

Re: feedback on the RMM front strut bar? [Re: DJ_NorthStar] #106294 Feb 18, 7:42pm Feb 18, 7:42pm
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i gots it...

fitment was ok...we had to have it lifted a bit to have the bolts move a bit to align with the holes...
but for fitment in engine bay...that's what I don't like...it doesn't stick up like the APR do...so it rubs against my Injen cover...and scratched the shit out of it...


as for how good it works thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

definately can feel a difference in handling...the celica handles awesome grin

I'm gonna go with another strut bar soon and APR is one of my choices right now. thumbsup


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Re: feedback on the RMM front strut bar? [Re: DJ_NorthStar] #106295 Feb 18, 7:55pm Feb 18, 7:55pm
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so...anyone else thinking I should go APR if I get one?

Re: feedback on the RMM front strut bar? [Re: DJ_NorthStar] #106296 Feb 18, 7:56pm Feb 18, 7:56pm
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Originally Posted by DJ_NorthStar
so...anyone else thinking I should go APR if I get one?


i heard APR and Tanabe are nice...not to mention the Hotchkis - but that's a lot more money...

APR thumbsup


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Re: feedback on the RMM front strut bar? [Re: VSGTS14] #106297 Feb 18, 8:06pm Feb 18, 8:06pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by DJ_NorthStar
so...anyone else thinking I should go APR if I get one?


i heard APR and Tanabe are nice...not to mention the Hotchkis - but that's a lot more money...

APR thumbsup


tanabe has the best fitment and functionality. APR looks pretty but does not sit flat against the strut tower so you hear a poping noise sometimes when you turn hard.

i have tanabe and love it.

Re: feedback on the RMM front strut bar? [Re: spaztikid] #106298 Feb 18, 8:14pm Feb 18, 8:14pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by DJ_NorthStar
so...anyone else thinking I should go APR if I get one?


i heard APR and Tanabe are nice...not to mention the Hotchkis - but that's a lot more money...

APR thumbsup


tanabe has the best fitment and functionality. APR looks pretty but does not sit flat against the strut tower so you hear a poping noise sometimes when you turn hard.

i have tanabe and love it.


really???? you serious about that APR noise?//


oh and the RMM fits really good while sitting on each side thumbsup


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Re: feedback on the RMM front strut bar? [Re: VSGTS14] #106299 Feb 18, 8:16pm Feb 18, 8:16pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14

Originally Posted by spaztikid

Originally Posted by VSGTS14

Originally Posted by DJ_NorthStar

so...anyone else thinking I should go APR if I get one?


i heard APR and Tanabe are nice...not to mention the Hotchkis - but that's a lot more money...

APR thumbsup


tanabe has the best fitment and functionality. APR looks pretty but does not sit flat against the strut tower so you hear a poping noise sometimes when you turn hard.

i have tanabe and love it.


really???? you serious about that APR noise?//


oh and the RMM fits really good while sitting on each side thumbsup


yeah... one guy machined his to fit correctly... ask around. https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...&PHPSESSID=

Re: feedback on the RMM front strut bar? [Re: DJ_NorthStar] #106300 Feb 18, 9:14pm Feb 18, 9:14pm
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I have RMM and i love it...mine isn't chrome anymore cause i got it powdercoated RED grin

Re: feedback on the RMM front strut bar? [Re: DJ_NorthStar] #106301 Feb 19, 4:34am Feb 19, 4:34am
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i have the RMM and its great. I was down at RMM and we had to jack up my car so the frame could flex before we put the bar on. I guess its a good thing because the bar actually stiffens the frame that way. Go for the RMM, i love it. They come powercoated gray now too.

Re: feedback on the RMM front strut bar? [Re: DJ_NorthStar] #106302 Feb 19, 10:17am Feb 19, 10:17am
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Quote:
yeah... one guy machined his to fit correctly... ask around. https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...&PHPSESSID=


That would be me wave

Although i love my APR now (perfect fitment & verry stiff)...i wouldn't recommend it, because when you really want it to work, you have to modify the disks...AND buy a new battery
Also you shouldn't go with a RMM (no offend to the people who got one!) because the plates are welded to the bar, and that's not as strong as when they would be bolted!...so

I would recommend a 'Tanabe' thumbsup...it might not look as nice as the APR...but it's way better!


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Re: feedback on the RMM front strut bar? [Re: DJ_NorthStar] #106303 Feb 19, 11:31am Feb 19, 11:31am
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You can make the Tanabe look really nice happywink just powdercoat the end plates like I did, but choose a different color or else ***shakes fist***

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Re: feedback on the RMM front strut bar? [Re: v3n0m] #106304 Feb 19, 11:33am Feb 19, 11:33am
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mine came in dark blue so it matched when i got it tongue

Re: feedback on the RMM front strut bar? [Re: DJ_NorthStar] #106305 Feb 19, 11:35am Feb 19, 11:35am
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Re: feedback on the RMM front strut bar? [Re: DJ_NorthStar] #106306 Feb 19, 11:38am Feb 19, 11:38am
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I love my apr!!!


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Re: feedback on the RMM front strut bar? [Re: DJ_NorthStar] #106307 Feb 19, 11:47am Feb 19, 11:47am
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spaztikid you little whore, you just had to whore the other thread angry grin tongue

Tanabe is the way to go, unless you wanna wait for the Skunk2 one *cough* just like billy *cough*

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Originally Posted by v3n0m
spaztikid you little whore, you just had to whore the other thread angry grin tongue

Tanabe is the way to go, unless you wanna wait for the Skunk2 one *cough* just like billy *cough*


haha

Re: feedback on the RMM front strut bar? [Re: v3n0m] #106309 Feb 19, 6:33pm Feb 19, 6:33pm
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
spaztikid you little whore, you just had to whore the other thread angry grin tongue

Tanabe is the way to go, unless you wanna wait for the Skunk2 one *cough* just like billy *cough*


lol, it's either Skunk2 or Tanabe now. anyone have better pics of how the tanabe fits and how close it is to battery and top of engine? grin


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