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Erick
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Erick Mar 12, 8:58am - #123587 

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Which is better? Strut Tower Brace : RMM or Tanabe

This is the cheapest mod I can do at this point. Hotchkis is probably the best but too much for me right now. So what is better a RMM or a Tanabe Strut Tower Brace? and RMM is like $175 but a Tanabe is only $92 !! But if RMM performs better why not =P

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Virgilson Mar 12, 11:01am - #123588 

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I have a RMM strut bar...you can manuever and handle the car more better. thumbsup
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v3n0m Mar 12, 12:24pm - #123589 

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they both perform the same. Only difference is that RMM comes with a battery tie down. The stock piece is good enough, so you don't need a new one, unless you want one for looks. I have the Tanabe & I've never had any problems with & I'm happy with it.
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FPcelica Mar 12, 2:37pm - #123590 
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i plan on gettin the tanabe soon its only 92$ thats freaking badass

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righteous_one Mar 12, 3:30pm - #123591 
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Originally Posted by FPcelica
i plan on gettin the tanabe soon its only 92$ thats freaking badass


does n e body have a link on tanabe ($92)?
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Gen7fan Mar 12, 4:50pm - #123592 
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I don't know about $92 but this place:

http://intensepower.com/suspension6.html

has RMM for $170 and Tanabe for $105
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Sultan Mar 12, 7:01pm - #123593 

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I'm sure, Performance-wise, they're very similar
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spaztikid Mar 12, 7:03pm - #123594 
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
they both perform the same. Only difference is that RMM comes with a battery tie down. The stock piece is good enough, so you don't need a new one, unless you want one for looks. I have the Tanabe & I've never had any problems with & I'm happy with it.


some people with RMM rust... and the bar isnt adjustable...


i have tanabe, and IMO its the best out there other than hotchkis.
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aykut Mar 12, 10:52pm - #123595 
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i got mine from suprastore for $ 92

they have a nice service.
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hucke150 Mar 12, 11:12pm - #123596 

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you could also try wholesalehyperformance.com and check out there clearence stuff, used to have the tanabe on sale
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SilverXtreme02 Mar 13, 3:12am - #123597 
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is it me.. or does the Tanabe.. look like a "rinky dink" strut bar.. compared to the APR one??

the APR has like a disk look.. but the Tanabe is more like a ring (doesnt look too durable)
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Psquared Mar 13, 4:56am - #123598 
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I have had my RMM for 2 years, and it hasn't even begun to show signs of rust, granted I polish it like every other week!!
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SilverXtreme02 Mar 13, 5:11am - #123599 
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what do you use to polish it?
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daekyu1974 Mar 13, 7:19am - #123600 

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I have tanabe and it's nice. I got mine brand new for $80 from my friend's shop. I get little cheaper than anyone else. happywink happywink
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spaztikid Mar 13, 8:06am - #123601 
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Originally Posted by SilverXtreme02
is it me.. or does the Tanabe.. look like a "rinky dink" strut bar.. compared to the APR one??

the APR has like a disk look.. but the Tanabe is more like a ring (doesnt look too durable)


the reason tanabe is better is because of the "rinky dink" ... even though its WAY strong... the APR sits on top of the actual strut and people hear poping noise with it because the strut moves.

thats why tanabe is better, its just as if not stronger than the APR bar.
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v3n0m Mar 13, 9:15am - #123602 

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on the Tanabe did you sandwhich the endplates with the nutts. Like do you have a nutt underneath & ontop of the endplate?
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Erick
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Erick Mar 14, 8:18am - #123603 

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just wanted to let you know where the $92 tanabe strut is at..

http://www.suprastore.com/tanfronstrut.html
Regular price: $125.00Sale price: $92.00

the RMM is http://www.suprastore.com/rmmfronstrut.html
Regular price: $187.00Sale price: $175.00

Going Tanabe !! heck $83 can go to more mods!! thumbsup

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Krocdawg Mar 19, 8:36pm - #123604 

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Just got my Tanabe in today and installed it.. does anyone have any pics of their install so I can make sure I did mine right? I know it's pretty simple, but I have the bar right on the battery hold down and left a gap between the frame and the bar.
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NorwayGT Mar 19, 9:17pm - #123605 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by SilverXtreme02
is it me.. or does the Tanabe.. look like a "rinky dink" strut bar.. compared to the APR one??

the APR has like a disk look.. but the Tanabe is more like a ring (doesnt look too durable)


the reason tanabe is better is because of the "rinky dink" ... even though its WAY strong... the APR sits on top of the actual strut and people hear poping noise with it because the strut moves.

thats why tanabe is better, its just as if not stronger than the APR bar.

the only reason anyone would hear a poping noise with apr is if they didnt tighten it enough

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v3n0m Mar 20, 1:05pm - #123606 

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It should have a gap between the frame and the bar, or else, you'll be rubbing the bar against the frame & end up scratching it grin
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blitz-gts Mar 20, 2:30pm - #123607 
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RMM overpriced. get tanabe like me...
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VSGTS14 Mar 20, 5:18pm - #123608 

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get Tanabe...


RMM sits too close to things.

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