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AznKhaos Aug 11, 5:42am - #245618 
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strut bar

hey in posting cause im looking for a good strut bar cheap for my 03 celica GT..i was wonderin where i could get one cheap and good Performance

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Erick Aug 11, 6:35am - #245619 

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tanabe thumbsup is ecnomoical.. apr in the ecelica store too is pretty good thumbsup

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tanabe I wouldnt get APR just cause it always pops
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nebraskaGTS Aug 11, 6:43am - #245621 

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^^^always pops? i have an apr and haven't had problems with it yet? what should i look out for? eek confused
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bmw52786 Aug 11, 7:01am - #245622 

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i have tanabe, no complaints

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righteous_one Aug 11, 7:05am - #245623 
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Originally Posted by nebraskaGTS
^^^always pops? i have an apr and haven't had problems with it yet? what should i look out for? eek confused
mine pops if you turn it from lock to lock. Ive tried tightening it but doesnt help. Im gonna take some loctite to it and hope it stops it.
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AznKhaos Aug 11, 7:18am - #245625 
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dam thx for the help, tanabe it is then i guess

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Virgilson Aug 11, 7:24am - #245626 

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i have a RMM one. thumbsup
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AznKhaos Aug 11, 7:37am - #245627 
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i heard they all perform close to the same.

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Originally Posted by AznKhaos
i heard they all perform close to the same.
yea they are all the same just really depends on your budget and bling factor
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celicafourotwo Aug 11, 6:41pm - #245629 

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ebay got some good looking, Megan, that look like hypermotive that sultan have on his car..

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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Erick Aug 11, 6:48pm - #245630 

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yah i was thinking of getting a Megan bar too grin for the price of a front tanabe.. you could get both rear and front struts bars of Megan brand thumbsup

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Sultan Aug 11, 8:38pm - #245631 

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Originally Posted by celicafourotwo

ebay got some good looking, Megan, that look like hypermotive that sultan have on his car..


personally I wouldn't buy any of the Megan Racing products... they seem a little cheap in quality and manufacture. Stick with the known name brands - Tanabe, RMM, Hypermotive - happywink
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Gen7fan Aug 11, 8:57pm - #245632 
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Originally Posted by bmw52786
i have tanabe, no complaints
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AZZKIKR Aug 11, 9:07pm - #245633 

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RMM is the stiffest bar out, and you'll notice the biggest difference from them
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CID498 Aug 11, 9:48pm - #245634 

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^^ Thats what I have and Being that its one piece in construction its not goung to loosen and flex like the three piece bars do.

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Krayze Aug 12, 3:09am - #245635 

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all front strut bars will produce the same results the only way you will notice a difference is if you had a machine to test chassis flex.

its in yoru ehad if you feel a difference from one brand to the other.

besides the front bar mounts so close to the firewall it has very very little effect on chassis stiffeness. the rear bar makes ahuge difference cause it is connecting the open hathc together where there is already a lto fo flex the fornt has very very little flex fromt hte factory and a front strut bar will do very little.

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hephaestus Aug 12, 3:31am - #245636 
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Krayze, your right on again. Except I believe that a front strut will improve upon chasis flex. Understeer? Maybe to a degree with the front alone. The rear will help more and be the biggest increase in Performance. All bars are not created equal. Most people here will never tell the difference between Meagan, RMM, Tanabe, APR, Hypermotive, so get the cheapest possible unless you're into looks then don't bother. Spend that money on painting your engine plastics and dash. I can't tell any difference between the Tanabe bar I had for 1 day or the Hotchkis bar other than the plates obviously. The RMM and the APR are identical from what I heard. The Meagan is the same as Tanabe, I'm guessing. The Hypermotive is a weak design, from what I heard. Go big and get a Cusco, Carbing, or Brashboy (whatever they call themselves now). Those are quality bars. Do you need it? You will know.
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Krayze Aug 12, 9:38pm - #245637 

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^ i didn't say it wouldn't help any but the amount wouuldnot be noticed unless on a computer.

nto to mention make the front stiffer and it will slide through teh turns more making it understeer. addign the rear bar will help fight understeer by making hte back end come aroudn for you

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AznKhaos Aug 12, 9:49pm - #245638 
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... i think ill just stick with the tanabe bar..it seems cheap and sturdy..

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bmw52786 Aug 12, 9:50pm - #245639 

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^^^ cheap in price yes, but not cheap in quality! i love my bar... thumbsup

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AznKhaos Aug 18, 7:17pm - #245640 
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tanabe strub bar ordered..thx for all the help

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bmw52786 Aug 18, 8:51pm - #245641 

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Originally Posted by AznKhaos
tanabe strub bar ordered..thx for all the help


thats what we are here for! thumbsup

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hombredelassrtas Nov 18, 8:51pm - #245642 

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how much is the tanabe bar amnd wher can i get it?

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JAYD Nov 18, 8:55pm - #245643 

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jonnyess Nov 18, 9:28pm - #245644 

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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
how much is the tanabe bar amnd wher can i get it?


$110 shipped
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Sancho Nov 18, 10:29pm - #245645 

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Originally Posted by spyder00367
Originally Posted by nebraskaGTS
^^^always pops? i have an apr and haven't had problems with it yet? what should i look out for? eek confused
mine pops if you turn it from lock to lock. Ive tried tightening it but doesnt help. Im gonna take some loctite to it and hope it stops it.


You need to clean the top of your strut towers. You probably trapped dirt underneath the disks. Take the bar off, clean the towers, and reinstall the bar. Its perfect fitment, so nothing should go wrong. Also, pull from the middle of the bar to ensure a 1/16 in gap between the bar and your car. thumbsup

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