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My Sixth Gear Apr 8, 3:15pm - #148532 
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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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v3n0m Apr 8, 3:17pm - #148533 

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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.
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Sultan Apr 8, 3:17pm - #148534 

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alot of people here like the tanabe or apr strut bar - I have Hypermotive for the bling factor
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My Sixth Gear Apr 8, 8:02pm - #148535 
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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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My Sixth Gear Apr 8, 8:10pm - #148538 
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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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Sultan Apr 8, 8:13pm - #148539 

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the TRD 3-point rear strut brace is a pretty good option...
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Erick Apr 8, 9:02pm - #148540 

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go tanabe.. i'd go hypermotive for looks but its more than twice the price
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spaztikid Apr 8, 9:04pm - #148541 
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Originally Posted by Sultan
the TRD 3-point rear strut brace is a pretty good option...


wurd... or hypermotive
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Erick Apr 8, 9:06pm - #148542 

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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

HyperMotive Front Strut Bar any better than a Tanabe ??

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Sultan Apr 8, 9:16pm - #148543 

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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
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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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Elec-FuYu Apr 8, 9:40pm - #148545 
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tanabe...altho i have the apr~

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v3n0m Apr 9, 7:01am - #148546 

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for the rear you can't go wrong with TRD
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Erick Apr 9, 7:28am - #148547 

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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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v3n0m Apr 9, 7:30am - #148548 

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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.
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JBing Apr 9, 7:38am - #148549 

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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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spaztikid Apr 9, 7:40am - #148550 
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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...
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JBing Apr 9, 7:44am - #148551 

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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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glitch Apr 9, 7:55am - #148552 
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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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v3n0m Apr 9, 7:58am - #148553 

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i carry a large load a couple times a month, that's what keeping me from buying it
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spaztikid Apr 9, 7:59am - #148554 
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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
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v3n0m Apr 9, 8:00am - #148555 

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haha, that was so funny i forgot to laugh

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spaztikid Apr 9, 8:03am - #148556 
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
haha, that was so funny i forgot to laugh

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Elec-FuYu Apr 9, 8:04am - #148557 
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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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JBing Apr 9, 8:04am - #148558 

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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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v3n0m Apr 9, 8:21am - #148559 

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i didn't notice that spaz got a new sig thumbsup

btw it's the hypermotive 2pt strut bar.
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Sultan Apr 9, 10:11am - #148560 

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yes, the hypermotive is removable...
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YBLEGAL Apr 9, 2:51pm - #148561 

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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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Erick Apr 9, 3:32pm - #148562 

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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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clockwork Apr 9, 3:34pm - #148563 

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Erick Apr 9, 3:36pm - #148564 

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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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NewCelica04 Apr 10, 4:37pm - #148565 

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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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XxMerlinxX Jun 28, 4:11am - #148567 
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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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