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ahnjae Nov 18, 10:18pm - #330159 

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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
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Erick Nov 18, 10:23pm - #330160 

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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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ahnjae Nov 18, 10:50pm - #330161 

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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?
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ahnjae Nov 18, 11:58pm - #330162 

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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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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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Erick Nov 19, 2:00am - #330164 

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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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hombredelassrtas Nov 19, 6:07am - #330165 

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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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ragingpaseo Nov 19, 6:16am - #330166 
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the only thing i heard about is the stock Intake is different in 04 and 05'... confused
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Toyotapartsdude Nov 19, 12:57pm - #330167 
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the left apron is different as of 2002 +, which would mean strut tower
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ahnjae Nov 19, 11:43pm - #330168 

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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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SLVCELI Nov 20, 12:54am - #330169 
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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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renfield90 Nov 20, 6:06am - #330170 

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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?
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Erik13 Nov 20, 6:22am - #330171 
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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!
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Erick Nov 20, 3:36pm - #330172 

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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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hombredelassrtas Nov 20, 5:40pm - #330173 

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hey slv so al you did was cut oof part of that rod for the screws??

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ahnjae Nov 20, 7:49pm - #330174 

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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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VSGTS14 Nov 20, 11:38pm - #330175 

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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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