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Clos
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Clos Dec 6, 9:19pm - #344733 
2000 Spectra Blue Toyota Celica
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help me on this one guys

for the pass month i was thinkin of getting a sway bar but i was not 2 sure of wat to go fo.
at first i thought the
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but from this threat clickit got me to think. i want the best out there for my car, that y i sold everything and went for TPR, now wat do you guys think performs better? the APR or the Cusco or if there is any more wat should i get?
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Eman
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Eman Dec 6, 9:39pm - #344734 

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correct me if im wrong but...thats not a sway bar wtf

Ima TuRD fa life
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CelicaGTizzle
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CelicaGTizzle Dec 6, 9:41pm - #344735 

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I like my Tanabe strut tower bar.

My car is gunna be 10x faster than yours...haha... I'm gunna buy like 10
of those speedchips! I figure if 1 gets me 20hp then 10 will get me 200hp!
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ToiletPaper
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ToiletPaper Dec 6, 9:51pm - #344736 
2000 Liquid Silver Toyota Celica GT
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Originally Posted by Eman
correct me if im wrong but...thats not a sway bar wtf


yeah...its not! smile
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SLVCELI
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SLVCELI Dec 6, 10:11pm - #344737 
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Get the APR since you can get it in blue and it is a really good bar. If you are going for only the best I would get a polished RMM since it is the stiffest.

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Erick
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Erick Dec 7, 1:22am - #344738 

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Originally Posted by SLVCELI
Get the APR since you can get it in blue and it is a really good bar. If you are going for only the best I would get a polished RMM since it is the stiffest.


yup I agree ^^ but carbing probably the stiffest of those two happywink

but apr is a nice and nicely priced thumbsup a bit lighter than RMM as well

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Sultan
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Sultan Dec 7, 1:24am - #344739 

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^^^
trust Erick - he should know a lot about front strut bars... happywink
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Tay69
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Tay69 Dec 7, 1:54am - #344740 
2000 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica GT
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I have the APR on my car and I can say that the car handles better than before.
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RookieGTS
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RookieGTS Dec 7, 2:01am - #344741 

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i need to pick up one of these soon.
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SeeULater
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SeeULater Dec 7, 2:05am - #344742 
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APR for sure!!!!! thumbsup
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ghostingcelica
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ghostingcelica Dec 7, 2:32am - #344743 
2000 Black Toyota Celica GT
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hows the TRD one?
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Sultan
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Sultan Dec 7, 6:47am - #344744 

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Originally Posted by ghostingcelica
hows the trd one?


they don't make one for the 7th gen as far as I know... confused

RMM and Carbing are good solid strut bars
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spaztikid
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spaztikid Dec 7, 6:51am - #344745 
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a strut bar is a strut bar... there is no complicated engineering involved in the production of any bar, and therefore they are almost all the same...

some are made of aluminum, so it weighs 4 lbs less than a ss bar.
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Sultan
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Sultan Dec 7, 7:17am - #344746 

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^^^
but the main differentiating factor resides in the inherent stiffness of the bars... for example, my Hypermotive front strut bar is known to be much softer than the rest - even reputed to be bent by hand
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spaztikid Dec 7, 8:43am - #344747 
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i doubt it could be bent by hand...

and if anything, carbing would be a softer strut bar, due to the bend placed in it from the factory and the fact that aluminum is softer than SS.
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Sultan
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Sultan Dec 7, 8:49am - #344748 

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it's not a point of contention - it was bent by hand...
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