Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 5
simpcelica
New Member
simpcelica May 9, 5:14pm - #15163 
2000 black Toyota Celica
New Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 5
birmingham, al
TRD sway bars

just a couple of questions for anyone out there that has these...i helped the tech at the dealership install mine the other day and was wondering 1)how much of a difference does it make (its been raining here and i havent had a chance to give them a test 2)there are two settings, race and street, on the rear sway bar but there were no instructions. which is which and what setting do all of you have yours on? 3) i have noticed a little more noise when driving around town, is that the norm?
thanks in advance
cheers
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,677
RicePowered
ECelica Staff
RicePowered May 9, 5:25pm - #15164 
ECelica Staff

Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,677
South Jersey
1) As soon as you can try it, your gonna love it. Such as nice feel.

2) The upper holes are street and the lower holes are race.

3) Yes the noise is normal, your suspension is moer rigid so you hear more of the road noise (feedback)
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,139
ct
C'mon & hit me!
ct May 9, 5:44pm - #15165 

C'mon & hit me!
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,139
Woodland Hills, CA
is it true that with sway bars there is a more likely chance to "fish tail" your car? my friend who races n/a cars in the track says that people who but those in their cars (and who are not accustomed to driving with them ) usually fish tail thier vechicle at high speed. what do you guys think? he races hondas and intergras and i was wondering if it doesn't apply for our cars (since ours corner great anyway even at stock)?

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,677
RicePowered
ECelica Staff
RicePowered May 9, 6:13pm - #15166 
ECelica Staff

Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,677
South Jersey
All I know is that if you try to take a turn too fast in any car your going to "fish-tail" so maybe your friend just tries going to fast confused
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,139
ct
C'mon & hit me!
ct May 10, 7:24am - #15167 

C'mon & hit me!
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,139
Woodland Hills, CA
oh, i just talked to him and he said that only if the suspension is not balanced that fish tailing occurs more...he said i shouldn't worry about that if i know when to brake while doing a turn. i told him of course i do...i play gran turismo 3 every day...ha,ha,ha... thumbsup

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,677
RicePowered
ECelica Staff
RicePowered May 10, 7:29am - #15168 
ECelica Staff

Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,677
South Jersey
If I used that as my excuse my friends would never get into the car with me ... I drive in that game way too fast and almost never brake grin grin KABOOM right into the wall ... goodjob
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 5
simpcelica
New Member
simpcelica May 10, 7:50am - #15169 
2000 black Toyota Celica
New Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 5
birmingham, al
thanks for the info...i drive balls to the wall in GT, i figure the walls are as good as brakes... thumbsup
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 3,295
Steven
ECelica Staff
Steven May 9, 8:09pm - #15170 
2001 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Staff
2001 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 3,295
Riverside, CA
I have the Hotchkis Street Sway Bars which are GREAT!!! They're stiffer than TRD.
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,677
RicePowered
ECelica Staff
RicePowered May 9, 8:19pm - #15171 
ECelica Staff

Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,677
South Jersey
Quote:
Originally posted by Steven:
I have the Hotchkis Street Sway Bars which are GREAT!!! They're stiffer than TRD.
Yup, so do I thumbsup thumbsup
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 3,295
Steven
ECelica Staff
Steven May 9, 8:34pm - #15172 
2001 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Staff
2001 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 3,295
Riverside, CA
Sway bars are the best mod for the buck! There is a world of difference in handling with these Hotchkis sways. [Deal]
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1
ralphsmh
New Member
ralphsmh May 22, 10:55am - #15173 
New Member

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1
Italy
Hello everybody...
i'm going to buy Hotchkis's sway bars...the street version...
But i heard something about some breakages of the rear one.One answer could be that Hotchkis's sway bars are hollow.
Do you think that Hotchkis's sway bars are a good product?
And what can you tell me about the Eibach's sway bars or the Whiteline?
Thanks in advance...

(If you have some time to surf the net...take a look at my Celica Club )
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 982
Kim
GOD
Kim Aug 9, 2:46am - #15174 
2002 Red Toyota Celica GT
GOD
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 982
Bellflower, CA
does anyone know the difference between hotchkis' sport sway bars and their race sway bars? what would be some down side of having the race sway bars in daily use, as oppose to the sport sway bars? why are racing tires needed for the race bars?
thanks
kim

[Linked Image]
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 3,295
Steven
ECelica Staff
Steven Aug 9, 3:29am - #15175 
2001 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Staff
2001 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 3,295
Riverside, CA
If I am correct, the difference between the race and the street sway bars is the rear bar. The street rear bar is slightly thinner than the race sway bar. Both front sway bars are teh same. Race tires are recommended for the race sway bars because of the EXTRA stress put on the tires.


Originally Posted by Kim

does anyone know the difference between hotchkis' sport sway bars and their race sway bars? what would be some down side of having the race sway bars in daily use, as oppose to the sport sway bars? why are racing tires needed for the race bars?
thanks
kim
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 982
Kim
GOD
Kim Aug 9, 3:46am - #15176 
2002 Red Toyota Celica GT
GOD
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 982
Bellflower, CA
thanks for hte quick response Steven, and thanks for info too! thumbsup i think i'll go with the sport sways. oh and which ones did you go with steven?

[Linked Image]
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 3,295
Steven
ECelica Staff
Steven Aug 9, 5:00am - #15177 
2001 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Staff
2001 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 3,295
Riverside, CA
I have the street sways
Join the conversation - Register now or Sign in to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Customize Your Toyota CelicaPrivacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2016