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ssgsky Aug 20, 5:05am - #37502 

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hotchkis or TRD

ok, this is about the sway bars, which is better, the hotchkis or the TRD Sportivo? the hotchkis i can find for 270, but it is red, would paint them blue anyways. and the TRD in 349 and is fat and blue

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isaac Aug 20, 5:31am - #37504 
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Celicatastrophe Aug 20, 5:41am - #37505 
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Hotchkis! I say that just because Isaac said TRD smile Gotta always keep the tally at 50-50. Thanks for the Ecelica decals Isaac. Does that mean you are my sponsor if I put them on my car? Do I get discounts from your online store. grin Just kidding. they will officially be the first decals I ever put on my celi aside from the Tool and Sublime stickers on the back. Damn, now thats contradictory a Tool and sublime Sticker on the same car. What the f*ck is wrong with me? And I like Hotchkis just from the results they've got on the track with there celica. Haven't seen any hard evidence as to the statistics on a TRD suspension. I just know TRD has given the Celica the shaft as far as im concerned. Why buy from a company that puts more pride into a Toyota Tacoma then a Celica. Thats my 2 1/2 cents. later.

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isaac Aug 20, 5:44am - #37506 
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i dont support hotchkis thumbsdown ...

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Celicatastrophe Aug 20, 5:49am - #37507 
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Originally Posted by isaac
i dont support hotchkis thumbsdown ...
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Why not if you don't mind me asking?

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isaac Aug 20, 6:06am - #37508 
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I'd rather not... what was done was done and does not have to be brought back to present time

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Celicatastrophe Aug 20, 6:18am - #37509 
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Originally Posted by isaac
I'd rather not... what was done was done and does not have to be brought back to present time


True, but you know as I do your personnel issues can't over shadow the performance aspects of a particualar product. But I understand ya and I'll shut up now smile

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IcEd blUe Aug 20, 2:38pm - #37510 

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get TRD

because isaac dont like hotchkis...lol yea but seriously,its TRD you cant go wrong with it
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Jae Aug 21, 2:21am - #37512 

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ok first of all, hotchkis is better if you are going for performance. I have them, they look badass with my 17's
And TRD = eibach, which is really good company. But for performance its not better than TRD. it will look good if you have 18'+ rims. Over all hotchkis is cheaper and performs better.
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Jae Aug 21, 2:24am - #37513 

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oops i thought you were talking about springs. never the mind. Well hotchkis are more for racing, eventhough they have 2 diff sway bars. -sport and racing sway bar-. Other hand TRD is more for comfort and sport. not as stiff as hotchkis, so its your choice
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IcEd blUe Aug 21, 2:31am - #37514 

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Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
get TRD

because isaac dont like hotchkis...lol yea but seriously,its TRD you cant go wrong with it
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on second though,get hotckis,you can see it without laying on ground! [list]
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StoneSour Aug 21, 4:43am - #37515 

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Originally Posted by isaac
I'd rather not... what was done was done and does not have to be brought back to present time


Sounds serious ohboy
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ssgsky Aug 21, 4:46am - #37516 

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dont matter, it will be blue whichever one i get, and i found a suspension technologies set for 155 too, that is in between the quality of hotch/TRD and, dare i say, AmerPartsCrap

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IcEd blUe Aug 21, 4:46am - #37517 

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HOTCHKIS!!! im gettin it
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ssgsky Aug 21, 4:48am - #37518 

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was talkin in chat, trog has the hotchkis, he is also having some brake probs too, just got the AEM big brake, vague feel when hot from what he was telling me

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IcEd blUe Aug 21, 4:51am - #37519 

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Originally Posted by ssgsky
was talkin in chat, trog has the hotchkis, he is also having some brake probs too, just got the aem big brake, vague feel when hot from what he was telling me


hmmm confused
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ssgsky Aug 21, 4:52am - #37520 

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what

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IcEd blUe Aug 21, 4:54am - #37521 

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well what can the problem be if it came after he got his brake kit
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ssgsky Aug 21, 4:56am - #37522 

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well there is a couple of things, he got new TRD pads along with the rotors. it could be a leak in his brake system from the bleeder, fron the brake line into the caliper, from the hose going into it, from when he had to compress the brake piston back in to make the new pads get around the new rotor

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trog2233 Aug 21, 11:48am - #37524 

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NOOO...it has nothing to do with the sways. I found the problem. I was low on brake fluid like you said. Stops great now thumbsup

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just go with the ones that complete your set of suspension parts.

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Krayze Aug 22, 3:16am - #37526 

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i wnet with suspension techniques rear sway same diameter as hotchkis stret rear sway butremeber hotchkis sways are hollow not as stif as solid mine is a 23mm solid bar hotchkjis is i believe 23 but hollow. TRD are solid that i know but not away what diameter. I would stick with TRD


remeber the hotchkis celi had race alignment and racign tires. not to mention a professional driver and the totla suspension package. swasy will not make your car handle as good as the hothckis celica.

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I love my Hotchkis sways. The only downfall is it really stiffens that ride quality up a bit, but they make the car handle like a champ with a good set of coilovers.

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i say get hotchkis i doubt you will feel a difference between the 2 bars and you know hotchkis is reliable. Its even cheaper so i say go with hotchkis.
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ssgsky Aug 22, 10:29pm - #37529 

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remember the hotchkis celi had race alignment and racing tires. not to mention a professional driver and the toyota suspension package. sway bars will not make your car handle as good as the hothckis celica. [/quote]

ummm no shit, i know it will not have the same racetrack feel as the all racing hotchkis celi, i am not gonna lower my street car to race height, nor will i race it. i am not getting the 2400 suspension kit with the coil overs, i just want the car to sit more level when aggressively driving. i am gonna get the street bars. i can already out-handle 90%+ of the cars around here. i just want it to be my own. i would get the AEM big brakes, but i change mine to the 15's for long distances, so i dont want to change them out all the time. i was just getting input as to peoples' experiences as to which ones they like. i like my rear camber kit from hotchkis, the way it is a lot more stout than stock, how it is polished aluminum, and the grease fitting for the bushings. just little things that make it better.

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Go with Hotchkis. thumbsup
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Steven Aug 22, 11:12pm - #37532 
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how many times are you going to say TRD billy? laughsilly
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how many times are you going to say TRD billy? laughsilly


gotta set it straight dude laughsilly grin

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