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Feb 18, 7:38pm - #106293 
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

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Feb 18, 7:42pm - #106294 
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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Feb 18, 7:55pm - #106295 
so...anyone else thinking I should go APR if I get one?

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Feb 18, 7:56pm - #106296 
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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Feb 18, 8:06pm - #106297 
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.

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Feb 18, 8:14pm - #106298 
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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Feb 18, 8:16pm - #106299 
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=

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Feb 18, 9:14pm - #106300 
I have RMM and i love it...mine isn't chrome anymore cause i got it powdercoated RED grin

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Feb 19, 4:34am - #106301 
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.

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Feb 19, 10:17am - #106302 
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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Feb 19, 11:31am - #106303 
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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Feb 19, 11:33am - #106304 
mine came in dark blue so it matched when i got it tongue

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Feb 19, 11:35am - #106305 
Don't you feel special, special ED that is grin

j/k


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Feb 19, 11:38am - #106306 
I love my apr!!!


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Feb 19, 11:47am - #106307 
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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Feb 19, 12:14pm - #106308 
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

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Feb 19, 6:33pm - #106309 
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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