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HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? #125096 Mar 14, 1:46am Mar 14, 1:46am
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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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Re: HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? [Re: Erick] #125097 Mar 14, 1:48am Mar 14, 1:48am
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hmm which one to get?? hmmm

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Re: HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? [Re: Erick] #125098 Mar 14, 1:48am Mar 14, 1:48am
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I have a front and rear - it's basically for the *bling* factor

Re: HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? [Re: Erick] #125099 Mar 14, 2:15am Mar 14, 2:15am
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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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Re: HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? [Re: Erick] #125100 Mar 14, 2:17am Mar 14, 2:17am
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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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Re: HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? [Re: Erick] #125101 Mar 14, 3:02am Mar 14, 3:02am
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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.

Re: HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? [Re: Erick] #125102 Mar 14, 3:23am Mar 14, 3:23am
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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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Re: HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? [Re: Erick] #125103 Mar 14, 8:35am Mar 14, 8:35am
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put simply, if you don't mind paying the extra cash, the Hypermotive bar looks much better imo

Re: HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? [Re: Erick] #125104 Mar 14, 9:03am Mar 14, 9:03am
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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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Re: HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? [Re: Erick] #125105 Mar 14, 9:53am Mar 14, 9:53am
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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

Re: HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? [Re: Erick] #125106 Mar 14, 10:00am Mar 14, 10:00am
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Re: HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? [Re: Erick] #125107 Mar 14, 1:33pm Mar 14, 1:33pm
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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.

Re: HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? [Re: Sultan] #125108 Mar 14, 5:00pm Mar 14, 5:00pm
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Re: HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? [Re: Erick] #125109 Mar 14, 5:04pm Mar 14, 5:04pm

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Re: HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? [Re: Steven] #125110 Mar 14, 5:22pm Mar 14, 5:22pm
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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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Re: HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? [Re: Erick] #125111 Mar 15, 12:07pm Mar 15, 12:07pm
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i'm just gonna tig weld some rebar to my strut towers. spineyes


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Re: HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? [Re: Erick] #125112 Mar 15, 12:27pm Mar 15, 12:27pm
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Re: HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? [Re: Elec-FuYu] #125113 Mar 15, 12:35pm Mar 15, 12:35pm
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What about Hotchicks bar?

Re: HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? [Re: Erick] #125114 Mar 15, 12:50pm Mar 15, 12:50pm
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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

Re: HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? [Re: v3n0m] #125115 Apr 30, 6:53pm Apr 30, 6:53pm
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i finally found it... a hypermotive bar installed tongue

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Re: HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ? [Re: Erick] #125116 Apr 30, 7:28pm Apr 30, 7:28pm
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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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