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Has the 2004 GTS engine bay changed from others? #330159 Nov 18, 2:18pm Nov 18, 2:18pm
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Has the 2004 GTS engine bay changed from others?
hi i own an 04 GTS and am interested in getting an RMM front upper strut bar but the company is saying that the 04 celicas are different so they havnt made one to fit the car. They are saying that the battery placement has changed so there bars will only fit the 2000-2003 models because of the battery hold down. Does anyone know if this is true? and does anyone own an RMM bar on a 2004? If so let me know..if not i was wondering if anyone knows if the tanabe bars are pretty good? thanks

Re: Has the 2004 GTS engine bay changed from others? [Re: ahnjae] #330160 Nov 18, 2:23pm Nov 18, 2:23pm
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for strut bars ...speaking from owning 3 different ones rofl and researching various ones.. i say..

Go for RMM if the battery tie down is the only thing of concern then you could just get a hypermotive tie down bar
http://www.hypermotive.net/celbatt.htm happywink

or APR nicely priced as compared to rmm..
https://www.celicahobby.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=124


<-- Carbing (pic in profile) would be nice but good luck finding one happywink

tanabe idunnopeople seem to like it but in terms of support i'd say it has a lot more chance of flex due to it being a 3 part bar and also welds also can flex.. so that adds to less of a firmer bar in comparison to others spineyes


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Re: Has the 2004 GTS engine bay changed from others? [Re: Erick] #330161 Nov 18, 2:50pm Nov 18, 2:50pm
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if i were to get an RMM strut bar and just use the stock battery hold down instead of the one given with the bar, do you know if it will fit?

Re: Has the 2004 GTS engine bay changed from others? [Re: ahnjae] #330162 Nov 18, 3:58pm Nov 18, 3:58pm
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also is the battery hold down welded to the strut bar on the RMM and the APR?


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Re: Has the 2004 GTS engine bay changed from others? [Re: ahnjae] #330163 Nov 18, 4:04pm Nov 18, 4:04pm
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no it is not welded and i haven't heard of it not fitting since the RMM comes with a battery hold down. take a pic of the 04 engine bay.


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Re: Has the 2004 GTS engine bay changed from others? [Re: VSGTS14] #330164 Nov 18, 6:00pm Nov 18, 6:00pm
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and as Billy said neither battery tie down is welded to the bar thumbsup

I'd think that if you just used the stock tie down bar it would fit.. besides some people have the tanabe and use their stock battery tie down bar since Tanabe doesn't come with a battery tie down bar..


yeah someone take a pic of their '04 engine bay around the strut/battery area happywink


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Re: Has the 2004 GTS engine bay changed from others? [Re: Erick] #330165 Nov 18, 10:07pm Nov 18, 10:07pm
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here is a pic of 04 gts engine. sorry no closeup of strut are. I am going to get MR strut form ebay. Its cheap and looks spifft. I knwo its cheap made but ph well smile i am in collge, no $$. If it odenst fit i am oging to ake out th eplasic thing holding the battery.

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the only thing i heard about is the stock Intake is different in 04 and 05'... confused

Re: Has the 2004 GTS engine bay changed from others? [Re: ragingpaseo] #330167 Nov 19, 4:57am Nov 19, 4:57am
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the left apron is different as of 2002 +, which would mean strut tower

Re: Has the 2004 GTS engine bay changed from others? [Re: Toyotapartsdude] #330168 Nov 19, 3:43pm Nov 19, 3:43pm
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well just ordered my RMM strut bar so hopefully it will fit...another thing is ive tried to tighten the throttle cable but cant find the location. Where in the Hell is the throttle cable located on a 2004 GTS? Anyone know?


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Re: Has the 2004 GTS engine bay changed from others? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #330169 Nov 19, 4:54pm Nov 19, 4:54pm
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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
here is a pic of 04 gts engine. sorry no closeup of strut are. I am going to get MR strut form ebay. Its cheap and looks spifft. I knwo its cheap made but ph well smile i am in collge, no $$. If it odenst fit i am oging to ake out th eplasic thing holding the battery.

Make sure you move the battery connectors to the sides instead of facing to the inside of the car and you will have to cut a little part of the battery tie down. The battery tie down has two screws on the top and I Chopped the screw nearst the driver in half to fit the MR. It was no big deal, looks great, and performs good to.


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Re: Has the 2004 GTS engine bay changed from others? [Re: SLVCELI] #330170 Nov 19, 10:06pm Nov 19, 10:06pm
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Originally Posted by ahnjae

well just ordered my RMM strut bar so hopefully it will fit...another thing is ive tried to tighten the throttle cable but cant find the location. Where in the Hell is the throttle cable located on a 2004 GTS? Anyone know?


2003+ is drive-by-wire, meaning to throttle cable to tighten...

and is the Hypermotive strut bar any good? How does it compare with other strut bars in terms of restricting Hood scoop airflow?

Re: Has the 2004 GTS engine bay changed from others? [Re: Erick] #330171 Nov 19, 10:22pm Nov 19, 10:22pm
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Originally Posted by Erick
for strut bars ...speaking from owning 3 different ones rofl and researching various ones.. i say..

Go for RMM if the battery tie down is the only thing of concern then you could just get a hypermotive tie down bar
http://www.hypermotive.net/celbatt.htm happywink

or APR nicely priced as compared to rmm..
https://www.celicahobby.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=124


<-- Carbing (pic in profile) would be nice but good luck finding one happywink

tanabe idunnopeople seem to like it but in terms of support i'd say it has a lot more chance of flex due to it being a 3 part bar and also welds also can flex.. so that adds to less of a firmer bar in comparison to others spineyes


Guess that's why its so cheap Tanabe is like 100 bucks. Hotchkiss makes one with camber adjustability but its like 400 bucks! Ouch!

Re: Has the 2004 GTS engine bay changed from others? [Re: renfield90] #330172 Nov 20, 7:36am Nov 20, 7:36am
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Originally Posted by renfield90
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and is the Hypermotive strut bar any good? How does it compare with other strut bars in terms of restricting hood scoop airflow?


Hypermotive strut bar has a nice "bling" factor to it.. and nice design in terms of still allowing Hood scoop air flow...

BUT...
It's also one of the worse in terms of Stiffness... there have been some mention of being able to actually twist the bar itself with your own strengh..

but if you just care about looks and airflow then it works nice..

stiffness and price thumbsdown


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Re: Has the 2004 GTS engine bay changed from others? [Re: Erick] #330173 Nov 20, 9:40am Nov 20, 9:40am
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hey slv so al you did was cut oof part of that rod for the screws??

Re: Has the 2004 GTS engine bay changed from others? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #330174 Nov 20, 11:49am Nov 20, 11:49am
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what do you mean by "drive by wire" so does that mean i cat tighten or what and where is it located at? and how is it different then the 2000-2002 models? Thanks


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Re: Has the 2004 GTS engine bay changed from others? [Re: ahnjae] #330175 Nov 20, 3:38pm Nov 20, 3:38pm
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it looks exactly the same...
i am recieving my SKUNK2 strut bar this week, i'll let you guys know how it fits/performs.


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