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Sway Bars - TRD or Better? #113165 Feb 27, 12:07am Feb 27, 12:07am
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Sway Bars - TRD or Better?
Reviews section didn't help much so -



I'm looking into getting sways. First option for me is always TRD. Anything better than the Regular/Sportivo sway bars?

Also, for people with sways on, how much better can you handle turns? Explain advantages please...

Re: Sway Bars - TRD or Better? [Re: Sultan] #113166 Feb 27, 1:00am Feb 27, 1:00am
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hmmm, nobody has sways?

Re: Sway Bars - TRD or Better? [Re: Sultan] #113167 Feb 27, 1:01am Feb 27, 1:01am
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im going to get hotchkis sways eventually, but i got TRD 3point rear strut tower bar, and LOVE it


was....5speed with i/h/e
15.41 @ 89.30mph 2.282 60'

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Re: Sway Bars - TRD or Better? [Re: Sultan] #113168 Feb 27, 1:59am Feb 27, 1:59am
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would you need an alignment if you get sway bars?

Re: Sway Bars - TRD or Better? [Re: Sultan] #113169 Feb 27, 8:00am Feb 27, 8:00am
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i thought Hotchkis made the best sways

Re: Sway Bars - TRD or Better? [Re: Sultan] #113170 Feb 27, 8:11am Feb 27, 8:11am
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I Have TRD sway bars I am Happy with them.

But remember I never had any other kind.

As far as handling differences unless you intend on driving into corners real hard under extreme conditions you won't notice a difference between stock and upgrade.

I got them for 2 reasons
1. Because I could.
2. Because I like the road racing aspect better than drag racing.


IT IS WHAT IT IS AND EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING.
Re: Sway Bars - TRD or Better? [Re: carinv1175] #113171 Feb 27, 10:02am Feb 27, 10:02am
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I got the TRD's like them a lot but they were quite heavy pulling them out of the package. Heavier than stock in fact. SO i would say hindsite i would have gone with hotchkiss as they are hollow where trds are solid. The trds made a huge difference though and with tein coilovers it feels glued to the road.

Re: Sway Bars - TRD or Better? [Re: dmaxd03] #113172 Feb 27, 10:32am Feb 27, 10:32am
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hotchkis street sways... competition is way too stiff.

Re: Sway Bars - TRD or Better? [Re: Sultan] #113173 Feb 27, 1:03pm Feb 27, 1:03pm
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hotchkis street sways are stiffer

Re: Sway Bars - TRD or Better? [Re: Steven] #113174 Feb 27, 1:05pm Feb 27, 1:05pm
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Originally Posted by Steven
hotchkis street sways are stiffer


so you'd go with the hotchkis streets instead of TRD Sportivo's?

Re: Sway Bars - TRD or Better? [Re: Sultan] #113175 Feb 27, 1:12pm Feb 27, 1:12pm
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Re: Sway Bars - TRD or Better? [Re: Sultan] #113176 Feb 27, 4:34pm Feb 27, 4:34pm
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Originally Posted by Sultan
Reviews section didn't help much so -



I'm looking into getting sways. First option for me is always TRD. Anything better than the Regular/Sportivo sway bars?

Also, for people with sways on, how much better can you handle turns? Explain advantages please...
I'm with you, my first option is TRD, plus toyota can't bitch if something goes wrong and blame it on the aftermarket

Re: Sway Bars - TRD or Better? [Re: beans] #113177 Feb 27, 5:07pm Feb 27, 5:07pm
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Originally Posted by beans

Originally Posted by Sultan

Reviews section didn't help much so -



I'm looking into getting sways. First option for me is always TRD. Anything better than the Regular/Sportivo sway bars?

Also, for people with sways on, how much better can you handle turns? Explain advantages please...
I'm with you, my first option is TRD, plus toyota can't bitch if something goes wrong and blame it on the aftermarket


exactly.. Even though the Magnusson-Moss Act protects end-users with aftermarket parts, Toyota will have absolutely no reasons to complain if it's TRD thumbsup

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