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Apr 8, 8:15am - #148532 
strut bar

i've been looking around, but haven't found any good info about this im just wondering what do you guys think is the best front strut brace is best for the celica your feedback would be much appreciated thanks


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Apr 8, 8:17am - #148533 
they will all perform the same, but most would say Tanabe 'cuz it's the least expensive & it fits like a glove.

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Apr 8, 8:17am - #148534 
alot of people here like the tanabe or apr strut bar - I have Hypermotive for the bling factor

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Apr 8, 1:02pm - #148535 
so most strut bars perform the same?


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Apr 8, 1:04pm - #148536 
ya so it mostly applies to the durability rather than how they last in the beginning...

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Apr 8, 1:04pm - #148537 
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Apr 8, 1:10pm - #148538 
u guys seem to be in favor of tanabe so that's what i'll get, what about the rear what do you guys recommend?


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Apr 8, 1:13pm - #148539 
the TRD 3-point rear strut brace is a pretty good option...

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Apr 8, 2:02pm - #148540 
go tanabe.. i'd go hypermotive for looks but its more than twice the price

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Apr 8, 2:04pm - #148541 
Originally Posted by Sultan
the TRD 3-point rear strut brace is a pretty good option...


wurd... or hypermotive

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Apr 8, 2:06pm - #148542 
if you want more info on strut bars here's Three threads.. you could also get a strut bar from the ecelica store if you want? its on SALE APR Flex Control Bar (Upper-Strut-Tie Bar)

List price $189.00 to your price $130.00 to the SALE price of only $110.00 grin

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Apr 8, 2:16pm - #148543 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by Sultan
the TRD 3-point rear strut brace is a pretty good option...


wurd... or hypermotive


right, I have the Hypermotive 2-point rear

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Apr 8, 2:35pm - #148544 
tanabe since it's not that much and fits well...


RMM is nice too...i just think it sits too low.


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Apr 8, 2:40pm - #148545 
tanabe...altho i have the apr~


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Apr 9, 12:01am - #148546 
for the rear you can't go wrong with TRD

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Apr 9, 12:28am - #148547 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
for the rear you can't go wrong with TRD
agreed thumbsup but i don't have one yet but been hearing good reviews for it


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Apr 9, 12:30am - #148548 
only downside is that if you ever have to carry a large load, you gotta remove all the plastics to remove the strut bar.

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Apr 9, 12:38am - #148549 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
only downside is that if you ever have to carry a large load, you gotta remove all the plastics to remove the strut bar.

But honestly when was the last time you really carried something that big in the trunk?


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Apr 9, 12:40am - #148550 
Originally Posted by JBing
Originally Posted by v3n0m
only downside is that if you ever have to carry a large load, you gotta remove all the plastics to remove the strut bar.

But honestly when was the last time you really carried something that big in the trunk?


i put my surfboard in every weekend... and usually a few times during the week...

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Apr 9, 12:44am - #148551 
yea but who surfs, lol J/K, lucky bastard. The biggest swell Ive seen on the Great Lakes was 3 feet lol


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Apr 9, 12:55am - #148552 
i was thinkin about gettin a TRD rear too, but i need my car to fit my drumset frown


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Apr 9, 12:58am - #148553 
i carry a large load a couple times a month, that's what keeping me from buying it

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Apr 9, 12:59am - #148554 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
i carry a large load a couple times a month, that's what keeping me from buying it


i carry a large load at all times grin laughsilly

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Apr 9, 1:00am - #148555 
haha, that was so funny i forgot to laugh

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Apr 9, 1:03am - #148556 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
haha, that was so funny i forgot to laugh

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Apr 9, 1:04am - #148557 
get the 2 point blah blah bar...from blah blah company...
it's mentioned up there...im obviously too lazy to check...


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Apr 9, 1:04am - #148558 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by v3n0m
i carry a large load a couple times a month, that's what keeping me from buying it


i carry a large load at all times grin laughsilly

rofl


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Apr 9, 1:21am - #148559 
i didn't notice that spaz got a new sig thumbsup

btw it's the hypermotive 2pt strut bar.

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Apr 9, 3:11am - #148560 
yes, the hypermotive is removable...

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Apr 9, 7:51am - #148561 
I guess I am the only one but I would go with Hotchkis. It has the camber plates mounted in it. thumbsup

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Apr 9, 8:32am - #148562 
Originally Posted by YBLEGAL
I guess I am the only one but I would go with Hotchkis. It has the camber plates mounted in it. thumbsup
is nice but i think v3n0m mentioned something about it before and it possibly breaking??


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Apr 9, 8:34am - #148563 
skunk2 is making both front and rear for our cars now.


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Apr 9, 8:36am - #148564 
Originally Posted by JBing
Originally Posted by v3n0m
only downside is that if you ever have to carry a large load, you gotta remove all the plastics to remove the strut bar.

But honestly when was the last time you really carried something that big in the trunk?


Same thing for me if i want to carry something huge like i did last time... yep thats a toy vending machine thumbsup

It's in my room right now tongue

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Apr 10, 9:37am - #148565 
Originally Posted by YBLEGAL
I guess I am the only one but I would go with Hotchkis. It has the camber plates mounted in it. thumbsup


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Apr 10, 9:51am - #148566 
Originally Posted by Erick
Originally Posted by JBing
Originally Posted by v3n0m
only downside is that if you ever have to carry a large load, you gotta remove all the plastics to remove the strut bar.

But honestly when was the last time you really carried something that big in the trunk?


Same thing for me if i want to carry something huge like i did last time... yep thats a toy vending machine thumbsup

It's in my room right now tongue

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wath you doing with that

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Jun 27, 9:11pm - #148567 
Originally Posted by Erick
Originally Posted by JBing
Originally Posted by v3n0m
only downside is that if you ever have to carry a large load, you gotta remove all the plastics to remove the strut bar.

But honestly when was the last time you really carried something that big in the trunk?


Same thing for me if i want to carry something huge like i did last time... yep thats a toy vending machine thumbsup

It's in my room right now tongue

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Jun 27, 9:40pm - #148568 
tanabe is good thumbsup

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