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Nov 10, 3:08pm - #323194 
Engine Bay and Suspension Mods Installed... (56K Warning)

Installed a few more mods:

- Stinger Battery Terminals
- Hypermotive Lower Arm Bar
- Hypermotive Sway Bar Endlinks




Please wait until all 7 pics are posted...

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Nov 10, 3:09pm - #323195 
1 - Engine Bay

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Nov 10, 3:10pm - #323196 
2 - Stinger Terminals

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Nov 10, 3:10pm - #323197 
3 -

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Nov 10, 3:11pm - #323198 
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Nov 10, 3:11pm - #323199 
5 - Hypermotive Rear Lower Arm Bar

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Nov 10, 3:12pm - #323200 
6 - Hypermotive Rear Sway Bar Endlinks

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Nov 10, 3:13pm - #323201 
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Nov 10, 3:14pm - #323202 
The front endlinks are installed as well but I'd have to take the wheels off to properly showcase them. How do you guys think it looks?




More pics coming soon... thumbsup

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Nov 10, 3:15pm - #323203 
Good work! I love the Engine bay. thumbsup

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Nov 10, 3:29pm - #323204 
hows the rear lower arm bar could you feel anything from it


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Nov 10, 3:31pm - #323205 
How did you decide what to set the sway bar links at? I am looking to do this mod and have always wondered this question? Also do you notice any difference with those instead of stock ones?

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Nov 10, 3:34pm - #323206 
The proper way to set the endlinks' length is while the suspension is weighed down, especially if you can simulate the driver's weight up front. The only way I can see this happening is if you drive up 4 ramps, or if you can get your car onto an alignment lift.

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Nov 10, 5:56pm - #323207 
Originally Posted by EuRoBoYGT
hows the rear lower arm bar could you feel anything from it


not really, but then again I didn't expect much to start with... It was purchased mainly to round out my Hypermotive collection - wink

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Nov 10, 5:57pm - #323208 
Very clean engine bay! thumbsup

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Nov 10, 6:04pm - #323209 
that is one of the nicest engine bays i have seen so far thumbsup cant wait to see more pics thumbsup

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Nov 10, 6:36pm - #323210 
that does look tight


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Nov 10, 6:45pm - #323211 
love that engine bay!


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Nov 10, 7:16pm - #323212 
Well then how did you choose that height? Just keep tighting them till you can't move it or what? With all that new stuff did you notice a difference in handling?

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Nov 10, 7:16pm - #323213 
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Nov 10, 9:05pm - #323214 
Originally Posted by SeeULater
How did you decide what to set the sway bar links at? I am looking to do this mod and have always wondered this question? Also do you notice any difference with those instead of stock ones?


I actually adjusted them to 1" shorter than stock to start with, due to my TRD springs, and then went from there... Before these adjustable endlinks were installed, I noticed a clunking sound upon making hard right turns and didn't feel comfortable with the strength and size of the stock endlinks after my drop. After installation, I've noticed no problems and can feel a definite difference when I hold the curve. Accelerating through the turn is no problem now and the celi performs admirably... I was messing with another GT which appeared to be stock and I hammered him hard on the twisties - wink

As far as noticing differences - each suspension mod I've done has produced varying positive gains in stability and cornering, except for the lower arm bar but that doesn't really count. The biggest difference was made by the sways - obviously... A friend of mine hadn't driven my car since it was bone stock and he was amazed at how different it felt. This was good to hear since, as we all know, making incremental changes with our cars causes us to miss the degree of disparity between where we are now and the feeling of a stock celica when it all began. I know I can't remember that far back... but I consider that a good thing - happywink

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Nov 10, 9:10pm - #323215 
u have by far one of the cleanest engine bay i've seen... thumbsup awesome!

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Nov 10, 9:13pm - #323216 
If you ever get any extra $$$, pick up the Hotchkis sways (Comp = best performing; Street = for the inexperienced driver). Waaay better than the soft TRD ones. thumbsup The car will be almost as level on turns as it would be with coilovers. grin Might also wanna pick up an RMM, APC, or APR front strut bar, since the Hypermotive one is just for the bling, being made of soft metal.

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Nov 10, 9:25pm - #323217 
^^^
yeah - I was contemplating the Hotchkis comp's but I guess I just have a soft spot for all things TRD and jumped on them when I got a sweet deal. May still go with your suggestion in the future however, after I take care of a few exterior enhancements - cool

Also, to be perfectly honest, I chose the Hypermotive front strut bar mainly for its appearance and the way it set off my Intake and battery tie-down. Performance-wise, I've been eyeing the Carbing and RMM bars but we'll see... I kinda like the way my engine bay looks right now. Only one mod remains to tidy up the look and it'll be complete

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Nov 10, 9:28pm - #323218 
Very nice. Like the fiber, like the aluminum, like it all. A++


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Nov 11, 12:34am - #323219 
Everything looks great thumbsup thumbsup


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Nov 11, 12:46am - #323220 
damn that freaking sweet...

and also that is the cleanest engine bay i've seen


btw...where did you get your hypermotive battery tie down?

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Nov 11, 12:54am - #323221 
Sultan, good shit goodjob

Are those IPT carbon fiber engine covers?

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Nov 11, 1:35am - #323222 
shit never realized the endlinks being adjustable. i guess i need those too. how difficult was it to remove the stock sway from the rear. im sure it just slides down after removal of links and couple bolts. my stock links are rubbing because of the dropped coilovers


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Nov 11, 2:05am - #323223 
Originally Posted by Virgilson
damn that freaking sweet...

and also that is the cleanest engine bay i've seen


btw...where did you get your hypermotive battery tie down?


- from www.hypermotive.net

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Nov 11, 3:44am - #323224 
Looks great man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nov 11, 5:19am - #323225 
Engine Bay is soooooo clean! Awesome work man, keep it up!

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Nov 11, 7:53am - #323226 
Originally Posted by genax
how difficult was it to remove the stock sway from the rear.

Very easy, actually. Just remove the axle back portion of the exhaust and its heatshield, and the sway bar will be right in front of you. Remove the brackets (4 bolts) and the endlinks, and the bar comes right out.

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Nov 11, 9:39am - #323227 
awesome job cool thumbsup


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Nov 11, 1:03pm - #323228 
I could've sworn I saw those first few pics in another thread but anyway great mods again thumbsup those adjustable endlinks have always been my favorite thumbsup


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Nov 11, 1:19pm - #323229 
Yeah I have those same sway bars and I think I am going to get those endlinks when the winter is over with. They look good and my stock ones look like they are having a hard time when I turn the coil-overs down. I have the ARP sturt bar comming in the mail now so I am almost complete with the suspension.

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Nov 11, 1:19pm - #323230 
Yeah I have those same sway bars and I think I am going to get those endlinks when the winter is over with. They look good and my stock ones look like they are having a hard time when I turn the coil-overs down. I have the ARP sturt bar comming in the mail now so I am almost complete with the suspension. thumbsup

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