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cycocelica Dec 17, 7:21am - #353394 

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Sway Bars

I have heard that front sway bars do not do much on cars. Is this true on our cars? Just curious. Thanks
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celicajonz Dec 17, 3:56pm - #353395 
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naw man!!!!! the day i installed my TRD sways i noticed a big big diff...real stiff.. thumbsup

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ragingpaseo Dec 17, 4:40pm - #353396 
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yup, get some good sway bars, and you'll feel the difference... thumbsup
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JAY-C Dec 17, 5:22pm - #353397 
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what are good sways to go along with the apr strut bar?

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celicadragon Dec 17, 5:25pm - #353398 

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does evyone here suggest TRD or hotchkis?? or are they on the same level?

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celicajonz Dec 17, 5:33pm - #353399 
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T-R-D!!!!!!!!!! thumbsup

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Erick Dec 17, 5:35pm - #353400 

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ct Dec 17, 5:38pm - #353401 

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he's asking about the FRONT sway bar. well the idea is is that the softer the setting in front and the stiffer the setting in back promotes oversteer which is good for cornering. you would want the front sway bar to get that rigidness to the car that would help it turn in...that is why hotchkis has the front sways only 40% stiffer than stock and they have the rear at 88% stiffer.

a front sway bar and chassis is fine...just make sure your rear is stiff so that you pull your butt out when you go to a turn.

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celicadragon Dec 17, 5:39pm - #353402 

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yeah there is whole hotchkis suspension set up with that race winning celica so i think i would go with hotchkiss TRD doesnt seem to care for the celica much i mean they wont even give us the r & d for a turbo or supercharger or any high hp like some of the others get so i wont support them if i dont have too

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SLVCELI Dec 17, 6:35pm - #353403 
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Originally Posted by celicadragon
yeah there is whole hotchkis suspension set up with that race winning celica so i think i would go with hotchkiss trd doesnt seem to care for the celica much i mean they wont even give us the r & d for a turbo or supercharger or any high hp like some of the others get so i wont support them if i dont have too


Hotchkis is stiffer so it is better for performance but TRD is cheaper. On a side note; The reason TRD doesnt have the supercharger for the celica is because you need a new Hood,throttle body, and belt. They would have to come up with another supercharger specifically for the celica (only for the gt because of the gts higher compression) and I cant say that it would be worth it for them. The turbos are not the most reliable on the celica so I am not sure that the warranty that people expect from TRD could be had with a turbo. I know how you feel I am just providing a reason why it wouldnt be the smartest thing for them.

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celicajonz Dec 17, 6:40pm - #353404 
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Originally Posted by celicadragon
yeah there is whole hotchkis suspension set up with that race winning celica so i think i would go with hotchkiss trd doesnt seem to care for the celica much i mean they wont even give us the r & d for a turbo or supercharger or any high hp like some of the others get so i wont support them if i dont have too




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cycocelica Dec 18, 3:19am - #353405 

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Originally Posted by ct
he's asking about the FRONT sway bar. well the idea is is that the softer the setting in front and the stiffer the setting in back promotes oversteer which is good for cornering. you would want the front sway bar to get that rigidness to the car that would help it turn in...that is why hotchkis has the front sways only 40% stiffer than stock and they have the rear at 88% stiffer.

a front sway bar and chassis is fine...just make sure your rear is stiff so that you pull your butt out when you go to a turn.


thanks casper! the only one to answer. so i guess you suggest hotchkis?
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ct Dec 18, 8:35am - #353406 

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Originally Posted by cycocelica
Originally Posted by ct
he's asking about the FRONT sway bar. well the idea is is that the softer the setting in front and the stiffer the setting in back promotes oversteer which is good for cornering. you would want the front sway bar to get that rigidness to the car that would help it turn in...that is why hotchkis has the front sways only 40% stiffer than stock and they have the rear at 88% stiffer.

a front sway bar and chassis is fine...just make sure your rear is stiff so that you pull your butt out when you go to a turn.


thanks casper! the only one to answer. so i guess you suggest hotchkis?


it depends what you want...

in the case of sway bars performance and comfort don't go hand in hand. if you want to performance going over bumps will be kinda harsh...if you want a comfy ride your ability to corner will suffer. here is a list of TRD and hotchkis sway bars vs the oem stiffness and i will let YOU decide! thumbsup

TRD Front Sway: 25% stiffer
TRD Adj. Rear Sway:58% stiffer

Hotchkis Adj. Front Sway: 43%/70% stiffer
Hotchks Street Rear Sway: 88% stiffer
Hotchks Competition Rear Sway: 123% stiffer

i have hotchkis and over bumpy roads i feel like my back is gonna crack...but my car feels and corners like a go-kart! thumbsup

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