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full hotchkis sways #46153 Sep 18, 1:51pm Sep 18, 1:51pm
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ok just got back from putting the front sway bar on. took me 3 hours and cost me 15$ for the lift, but i would rather do that then pay someone 70-100 to install it. of course i have it set to the hard position, would not have it any other way. seems to rail pretty good so far, only driven it 4 miles so far. and even then i still had my toolbox in the back, so i could not go all out. it was blue when i put it in, but it is all greasy now. one thing i found, is they put a grease fitting on top of the bushing, but how the hell are you supposed to reach it lol. you cant. was kind stressing when the rack bolts did not want to go in. that took 30 minutes on them alone. i'll take it out soon and get a better feel as to how the mod helped. for my suspension mods i have..

sprint springs 1.8" drop all the way around
APR front strut bar
Hotchkis rear camber correction kit
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i have felt some slip with the tires, but since they are not "z" speed rated, i would expect that. i have not tried to auto-x it yet, so no big deal. if i was gonna auto-x it i would have 205/40zr17's there is not much top end at an auto-x event, so you dont need the big circumfrence


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Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46154 Sep 18, 1:54pm Sep 18, 1:54pm
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Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46155 Sep 18, 1:54pm Sep 18, 1:54pm
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hell ya cant really see the sways dude


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Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46156 Sep 18, 1:54pm Sep 18, 1:54pm
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at least not the fronts


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Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46157 Sep 18, 1:54pm Sep 18, 1:54pm
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does the celica come with stock sway bars?


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Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: VSGTS14] #46158 Sep 18, 1:55pm Sep 18, 1:55pm
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when i was up underneath i was wishing i had the digi, but i forgot it dangit


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Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46159 Sep 18, 2:05pm Sep 18, 2:05pm
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Make sure you torqued those bolts that hold up the cross member/sub frame to spec.

Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46160 Sep 18, 2:06pm Sep 18, 2:06pm
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i did, 116 ft lbs


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Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46161 Sep 18, 2:07pm Sep 18, 2:07pm
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Nice!

whose lift did you use? I didnt know you could rent out lifts.

Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: glitch] #46162 Sep 18, 2:08pm Sep 18, 2:08pm
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Originally Posted by glitch
does the celica come with stock sway bars?


yes, but there is a huge difference with aftermarket. any time you have a vehicle with 4 wheel independant suspension, it will have sway bars, or you would not be able to turn, now you can disconnect them for 1 of 2 reasons. only one would apply to the celi, which is drag races. the other is rock crawling, which i surely hope no one would try to to on a celi


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Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: Steven] #46163 Sep 18, 2:09pm Sep 18, 2:09pm
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Originally Posted by Steven
Nice!

whose lift did you use? I didnt know you could rent out lifts.


since i am in the military, we have a craft shop on post. smile


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Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46164 Sep 18, 2:10pm Sep 18, 2:10pm
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ohhh really?? that much be NICE thumbsup

Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46165 Sep 18, 2:12pm Sep 18, 2:12pm
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somewhat, but when i have to go back to iraq next year for a year, i'll hate it. i was there this year from feb-june


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Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46166 Sep 18, 2:14pm Sep 18, 2:14pm
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rock on, which branch are you in?

Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46167 Sep 18, 2:15pm Sep 18, 2:15pm
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Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46168 Sep 18, 2:15pm Sep 18, 2:15pm
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what's your rank?

Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46169 Sep 18, 2:21pm Sep 18, 2:21pm
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Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46170 Sep 18, 2:22pm Sep 18, 2:22pm
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Originally Posted by ssgsky
somewhat, but when i have to go back to iraq next year for a year, i'll hate it. i was there this year from feb-june


holy crap! why don't we just nuke-em' and get it over with lol! just kidding...i think a "surgical" approcah is best anyway, because if we nuke one we gotta nuke em' all right? rofl

anyway i got friends in the military and just wanted to say good luck.


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Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ct] #46171 Sep 18, 3:28pm Sep 18, 3:28pm
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cool...i was thinking of getting sways...post results when you test it out better.

Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46172 Sep 18, 3:54pm Sep 18, 3:54pm
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everything i got will be seat of pants things. i will never put the fronts on the soft setting. life is too short not to play hard wink. but so far i noticed it being a little better with the rear sway alone, and today on the drive home, it seemed a lot tighter going around corners. no lean whatsoever on a left turn from a stoplight, felt kinda like a go-kart


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Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46173 Sep 18, 3:55pm Sep 18, 3:55pm
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i had the rears on for like a 2 weeks before i put the front on. i did the rear in my driveway, on ramps.


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Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46174 Sep 21, 7:11am Sep 21, 7:11am
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the rears slide out before the front. turns a lot better. even if you take a quick lane change, you can feel a big difference. i take the wife's car out and it is all wallowy, screeching tires. huge difference


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Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46175 Sep 21, 11:33am Sep 21, 11:33am
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everyone who has these sway bars praises them sincerely

Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46176 Sep 22, 1:58pm Sep 22, 1:58pm
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and i have the APR strut bar, the thing is almost telepathic, the only thing i dont have is the rear strut bar


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Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46177 Sep 22, 2:23pm Sep 22, 2:23pm
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The hotchkis sways owns all. I love the way they make the car handle. SO much stiffer.

Get the TRD Rear strut bar. It makes a little difference.


Re: full hotchkis sways [Re: ssgsky] #46178 Sep 22, 4:31pm Sep 22, 4:31pm
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Or the hyper motive because the TRD rear strut bar is not easily removeable and the hyper motive one is, esecially for those days when you gotta throw all your crap in your trunk

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