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Sway Bars! #218355 Jul 7, 12:15pm Jul 7, 12:15pm
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Sway Bars!

The UPS guy just came and dropped off a present for me...the kind of present that you pay for, but still. TRD Sway bars thumbsup Probly get them installed later this week, for now they're just $300+ pieces of metal sitting on my floor.

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Re: Sway Bars! [Re: Stephen] #218356 Jul 7, 12:18pm Jul 7, 12:18pm
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Wait a sec, didn't I already pay $40 for shipping? confused Oh, yah, thanks a lot UPS

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Re: Sway Bars! [Re: Stephen] #218357 Jul 7, 12:22pm Jul 7, 12:22pm
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wow eek...you're going to love those sway bars!!...when i had my hotchkis sways put on i felt like i was driving a totally different car...the ride quality is a b*tch though./ still...you'll love takin turns more than ever...


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.
Re: Sway Bars! [Re: ct] #218358 Jul 7, 12:23pm Jul 7, 12:23pm
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thanks thumbsup that's what I'm looking forward to! i was hoping to have them on in time for this weekend when I get to drive the twisties through the mountains but it looks like it'll be next week when they get put in.

Re: Sway Bars! [Re: Stephen] #218359 Jul 7, 12:27pm Jul 7, 12:27pm
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yeah hotchkis sways rocks, i heard TRD is more for comfort though. I notice that the TRD sways aren't as thick as hotchkis sways. But you are going to feel the difference right away

Re: Sway Bars! [Re: Jae] #218360 Jul 7, 12:30pm Jul 7, 12:30pm
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nice thumbsup

Re: Sway Bars! [Re: Jae] #218361 Jul 7, 12:31pm Jul 7, 12:31pm
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man thats kool thumbsup funny thing is i just called northridge toyota like 4 hrs ago asking for TRD sways and TRD rear strut bar rofl
they wanted $430 for the sways though thumbsdown. can you let me know where you got yours for 300???

Re: Sway Bars! [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #218362 Jul 7, 12:38pm Jul 7, 12:38pm
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Haha, $300+ smile I got mine from TRD Source ...the list price is like $407. So I guess their price is pretty good. Shipping was pretty good (a week to Canada) but y'all saw the import charges. *sigh* It isn't cheap being a tuner up here in Canada frown

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Re: Sway Bars! [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #218363 Jul 7, 12:49pm Jul 7, 12:49pm
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Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
man thats kool thumbsup funny thing is i just called northridge toyota like 4 hrs ago asking for TRD sways and TRD rear strut bar rofl
they wanted $430 for the sways though thumbsdown. can you let me know where you got yours for 300???


hey marco...did you ask for carrie?? if so tell her christian sent you and that she could do it for 300 even!!


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.
Re: Sway Bars! [Re: ct] #218364 Jul 7, 1:11pm Jul 7, 1:11pm
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^ if that doesn't work...go to ebay & type in "celica + sway bars" & look for Toyogobo (Toyota of Goldsboro)...they sell them for $319 shipped.

rofl See what happens when you mess with me...now you gotta wait 'till next to install them tongue

Re: Sway Bars! [Re: v3n0m] #218365 Jul 7, 1:15pm Jul 7, 1:15pm
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Hey, what was your total cost shipping, taxes, duty, etc.?? As i also live in Canada and have been wanting sway bars... where did you actually end up getting them!! Thanks

Re: Sway Bars! [Re: HJC_Celica] #218366 Jul 7, 1:43pm Jul 7, 1:43pm
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The total price in US dollars was $387.74 (including shipping) Then tack on $86.45 for UPS import fees. So whatever that total is. Still...I don't think if you ask your dealer it's gonna cost less than that. Good luck thumbsup Ooops, yah I got my stuff from Claremont Toyota - TRD Source

Re: Sway Bars! [Re: v3n0m] #218367 Jul 7, 2:16pm Jul 7, 2:16pm
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
^ if that doesn't work...go to ebay & type in "celica + sway bars" & look for Toyogobo (Toyota of Goldsboro)...they sell them for $319 shipped.

rofl See what happens when you mess with me...now you gotta wait 'till next to install them tongue



that's where I got mine... expecting them at my house tomorrow - thumbsup

Re: Sway Bars! [Re: Sultan] #218368 Jul 7, 3:30pm Jul 7, 3:30pm
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My dealer just quoted me 4.5 hours install time at $80 an hour. I don't think it should take near that long!!! They said even if it doesn't take that long, they'd charge me that anyways?! What the hell! angry

Re: Sway Bars! [Re: Stephen] #218369 Jul 7, 3:49pm Jul 7, 3:49pm
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actually it took me 6+ hours the front is a HUGE BITCH!! just do the rear bar yourself. very easy:

remove the exhaust
remove heat sheild
take off the bolts that hold the sways to the endlink
unbolt the brackets holding the sway bar and replace with the new TRD bar, and make sure to grease bushings generously.


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Re: Sway Bars! [Re: Kim] #218370 Jul 7, 4:56pm Jul 7, 4:56pm
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yeah, the front sway is, like kim said, A HUGE BITCH, it can take upwards from 2 hrs for 1 person to install a front sway, rear sway is cake.

Re: Sway Bars! [Re: hkysk8r86] #218371 Jul 7, 8:48pm Jul 7, 8:48pm
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They're trying to take you for a ride Stephen...my dealer did mine in 90 mins & only charged me $92 for the install.

Re: Sway Bars! [Re: v3n0m] #218372 Jul 7, 9:11pm Jul 7, 9:11pm
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hei, at least you guys have access to these parts. i called my shop here in Australia and they said TRD dont make sway bars..only stut bars. ahh well, i'll get my hand on them somehow!

Re: Sway Bars! [Re: v3n0m] #218373 Jul 7, 11:25pm Jul 7, 11:25pm
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
They're trying to take you for a ride Stephen...my dealer did mine in 90 mins & only charged me $92 for the install.


Oh for sure...cause they're a dealership eek
They told me to expect 2-3 hours to install my shortshifter and I was like, "Ummkay" rolleyes Took them 45 minutes. But with this they're just booking the 4.5 hours of labour regardless of how long it actually takes them cause that's what their book says it should take. Stuuuuupid. I didn't really want to spend another $300+ just to have these damn things installed!

Re: Sway Bars! [Re: Stephen] #218374 Jul 7, 11:33pm Jul 7, 11:33pm
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hotchkis sway bars will be my next perchase thumbsup


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Re: Sway Bars! [Re: clockwork] #218375 Jul 7, 11:49pm Jul 7, 11:49pm
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^ I've heard good thing about those too thumbsup I just gots to stick with TRD myself.

Re: Sway Bars! [Re: Stephen] #218376 Jul 8, 12:53am Jul 8, 12:53am
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hey ev3, as you live in aus. you can get whiteline sway bars...as they are actually made there!! although somewhat back orders at this time... they are 175 for the front and 175 for the rear and are both adjustable!! The site also gives suspension tunning spec for the celica with their suspension

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