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strut bar #148532 Apr 8, 8:15am Apr 8, 8:15am
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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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Re: strut bar [Re: My Sixth Gear] #148533 Apr 8, 8:17am Apr 8, 8:17am
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they will all perform the same, but most would say Tanabe 'cuz it's the least expensive & it fits like a glove.

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

Re: strut bar [Re: Sultan] #148535 Apr 8, 1:02pm Apr 8, 1:02pm
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so most strut bars perform the same?


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ya so it mostly applies to the durability rather than how they last in the beginning...

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tanabe

Re: strut bar [Re: spaztikid] #148538 Apr 8, 1:10pm Apr 8, 1:10pm
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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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Re: strut bar [Re: My Sixth Gear] #148539 Apr 8, 1:13pm Apr 8, 1:13pm
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the TRD 3-point rear strut brace is a pretty good option...

Re: strut bar [Re: My Sixth Gear] #148540 Apr 8, 2:02pm Apr 8, 2:02pm
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go tanabe.. i'd go hypermotive for looks but its more than twice the price

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


wurd... or hypermotive

Re: strut bar [Re: My Sixth Gear] #148542 Apr 8, 2:06pm Apr 8, 2:06pm
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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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Re: strut bar [Re: spaztikid] #148543 Apr 8, 2:16pm Apr 8, 2:16pm
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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

Re: strut bar [Re: My Sixth Gear] #148544 Apr 8, 2:35pm Apr 8, 2:35pm
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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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Re: strut bar [Re: My Sixth Gear] #148545 Apr 8, 2:40pm Apr 8, 2:40pm
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tanabe...altho i have the apr~


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Re: strut bar [Re: My Sixth Gear] #148546 Apr 9, 12:01am Apr 9, 12:01am
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for the rear you can't go wrong with TRD

Re: strut bar [Re: v3n0m] #148547 Apr 9, 12:28am Apr 9, 12:28am
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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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Re: strut bar [Re: My Sixth Gear] #148548 Apr 9, 12:30am Apr 9, 12:30am
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only downside is that if you ever have to carry a large load, you gotta remove all the plastics to remove the strut bar.

Re: strut bar [Re: v3n0m] #148549 Apr 9, 12:38am Apr 9, 12:38am
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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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Re: strut bar [Re: JBing] #148550 Apr 9, 12:40am Apr 9, 12:40am
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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...

Re: strut bar [Re: My Sixth Gear] #148551 Apr 9, 12:44am Apr 9, 12:44am
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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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Re: strut bar [Re: My Sixth Gear] #148552 Apr 9, 12:55am Apr 9, 12:55am
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i was thinkin about gettin a TRD rear too, but i need my car to fit my drumset frown


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Re: strut bar [Re: My Sixth Gear] #148553 Apr 9, 12:58am Apr 9, 12:58am
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i carry a large load a couple times a month, that's what keeping me from buying it

Re: strut bar [Re: v3n0m] #148554 Apr 9, 12:59am Apr 9, 12:59am
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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

Re: strut bar [Re: My Sixth Gear] #148555 Apr 9, 1:00am Apr 9, 1:00am
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haha, that was so funny i forgot to laugh

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Re: strut bar [Re: v3n0m] #148556 Apr 9, 1:03am Apr 9, 1:03am
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
haha, that was so funny i forgot to laugh

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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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Re: strut bar [Re: spaztikid] #148558 Apr 9, 1:04am Apr 9, 1:04am
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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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Re: strut bar [Re: My Sixth Gear] #148559 Apr 9, 1:21am Apr 9, 1:21am
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i didn't notice that spaz got a new sig thumbsup

btw it's the hypermotive 2pt strut bar.

Re: strut bar [Re: My Sixth Gear] #148560 Apr 9, 3:11am Apr 9, 3:11am
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yes, the hypermotive is removable...

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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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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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Re: strut bar [Re: My Sixth Gear] #148563 Apr 9, 8:34am Apr 9, 8:34am
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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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Re: strut bar [Re: YBLEGAL] #148565 Apr 10, 9:37am Apr 10, 9:37am
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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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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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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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Where the hell did you steal that from??? confused


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tanabe is good thumbsup

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