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Erick
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Erick Mar 14, 9:46am - #125096 

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HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ?

One last question on the Front Strut bar issue... So basically Tanabe seems to be the most economical at $92


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


BUT!! how about HyperMotive?? would it perform any better perhaps? Worth another $142.50 extra to pay for one??

http://www.hypermotive.net/celfusb.htm
Regular Price $274.50 Sale Price $234.50

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Erick Mar 14, 9:48am - #125097 

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hmm which one to get?? hmmm
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Sultan Mar 14, 9:48am - #125098 

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I have a front and rear - it's basically for the *bling* factor
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Kim Mar 14, 10:15am - #125099 
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I dont' think strut bars are for looks. they can be very useful and dangerous at the same time. i have the RMM and TRD strut bars. I notice that my car handles very well in dry conditions when i takes curves fast and swerve.but strut bars can be dangerous in rain, i remember hearing from a race mechanic that it can cause you to hydroplane easier and lose grip easier.

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Kim Mar 14, 10:17am - #125100 
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oh and to answer the question i would go with the tanabe, it'll preform the same and i've heard some really good reviews about it. Tanabe has a reputation from being reasonably priced.

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Steven Mar 14, 11:02am - #125101 
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I have the Tanabe and I love it. I choose it over Hypermotive because it's a product of Japan. I just think that since we have Japanese cars, we should put Japanese parts on them.
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Kim Mar 14, 11:23am - #125102 
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funny logic there steven, I'd listen to steven though. Basically the two strut bars will perform the same. both have to be the same measurement in order to fit into the celi, and both are strong enough to no break apart in hard cornering. you're just paying for the technology. Hypermotive has a polish finish, with CNC machineing and precision drilling for weight reduction. the Tanabe uses a cheaper but just as effective technology, a hollow bar.

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Sultan Mar 14, 4:35pm - #125103 

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put simply, if you don't mind paying the extra cash, the Hypermotive bar looks much better imo
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YoshiVS Mar 14, 5:03pm - #125104 

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I think that the RMM would be a better choice for the price range is between tanabe and hyber.

http://www.rodmillenstore.com/celica/price_suspension.htm

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v3n0m Mar 14, 5:53pm - #125105 

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RMM has welded endplates, which are not as strong if they were boldted on, like Tanabe & Hypermotive. Go with Tanabe 'cuz you can powder coat the endplates, which will make it look better, it's half the price, and it's made in Japan. I agree with Steven, when possible, put Japanese parts on your car grin
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NorwayGT Mar 14, 6:00pm - #125106 

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i say apr thumbsup, but between those 2 i say tenaby (spell check)

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Steven Mar 14, 9:33pm - #125107 
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I had a RMM strut bar before my Tanabe Sustec. The Performance was exactly the same. They both made for SHARP crisp turns. That's about all they're good for because they're only effective when the body twists.
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Bakablo1 Mar 15, 1:00am - #125108 
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VSGTS14 Mar 15, 1:22am - #125110 

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Originally Posted by Steven
I had a RMM strut bar before my Tanabe Sustec. The Performance was exactly the same. They both made for SHARP crisp turns. That's about all they're good for because they're only effective when the body twists.


me 2...i have RMM right now, but I want to get tanabe because the fitment is a bit different.

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JAIMEJAMES Mar 15, 8:07pm - #125111 

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i'm just gonna tig weld some rebar to my strut towers. spineyes

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Elec-FuYu Mar 15, 8:27pm - #125112 
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GTrapesHonda Mar 15, 8:35pm - #125113 

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What about Hotchicks bar?
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v3n0m Mar 15, 8:50pm - #125114 

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It's been known to put a lot of stress where the shock & the camber plate meet, to the point where it has snapped the shocks tip off idunno
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Erick May 1, 2:53am - #125115 

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i finally found it... a hypermotive bar installed tongue
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Krayze May 1, 3:28am - #125116 

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i have that bar.
they all perform the same get the on eyou think looks better or te one you can afford.

i got hypermotive for the bling bling factor

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