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nebraskaGTS
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nebraskaGTS Feb 29, 2:21am - #114336 

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Struts Vs. Sways

ok, i'm looking at doing some suspension upgrades next to my car...what is the difference between struts and sways? (performance wise, i realize what they look like). thanks
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beans Feb 29, 2:24am - #114337 
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strut goes under your Hood and it links the two top black things

sway is under the car and its attached to the rotor setup
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nebraskaGTS Feb 29, 2:32am - #114338 

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yeah, i got that... is there a difference in the perfomance though? i notice a lot more people seem to have the strut towers stablizers, but i'm assuming that's just for looks...or is it? confused
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beans Feb 29, 2:34am - #114339 
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the struts do help stabilize the car by making it more unibody

the sway bar is key, but a lot harder to change and more expensive
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RoMkApOmKa Feb 29, 2:42am - #114340 

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This is a front AND rear set of sway bars. The Eibach Anti-Roll-Kit/Sway Bars allows fine-tuning of the vehicle's handling characteristics. Thicker Sway Bars further reduce body roll through increased design stiffness over stock bars. Front bar diameter is 25mm, the rear is 19mm with two adjustment settings (2-way adjustable). The added stability is amazing. Benefits include reduced body roll when cornering, fine tuning of vehicle's suspension for precise and crisp, predictable handling.
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RoMkApOmKa Feb 29, 2:44am - #114341 

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Get that adjustability in your front suspension that you need when you lower your car. Don't destroy those expensive tires, align your vehicle properly with our Camber Adjustment Plates. The Celica front suspension doesn't allow you to adjust the camber back to stock settings. These Plates let you actively adjust the camber, while the vehicle is on it's wheels. Allowing the ultimate in tuning flexibility and ease. NOW! with an integrated Strut Tower Brace, for that added stiffness you need to get the front end to respond quicker!
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nebraskaGTS Feb 29, 2:55am - #114342 

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ah, very good. thanks guys...now all i have to do is wait for my tax return thumbsup
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NorwayGT Feb 29, 2:57am - #114343 

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sways make a bigger difference thatn strut tower bars. but both mods are really noticable. ive got the TRD 3point rear strut tower bar, and love it

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Krayze Feb 29, 3:50am - #114344 

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the rear sturt made a big differenece but the frotn waws alt less noticeable.(due to the fact the struts are very close to teh firewall and are already we supported form that)

the sways maek a huge difference
i repalced my rear sway and it is the best od i have done to date.

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289 v8
soon to have 5 spd
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