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Sep 18, 1:51pm - #46153 
full hotchkis sways

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
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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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Sep 18, 1:54pm - #46154 
PICS!!

awesome dude! grin grin


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Sep 18, 1:54pm - #46155 
hell ya cant really see the sways dude


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Sep 18, 1:54pm - #46156 
at least not the fronts


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Sep 18, 1:54pm - #46157 
does the celica come with stock sway bars?


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Sep 18, 1:55pm - #46158 
when i was up underneath i was wishing i had the digi, but i forgot it dangit


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Sep 18, 2:05pm - #46159 
Make sure you torqued those bolts that hold up the cross member/sub frame to spec.

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Sep 18, 2:06pm - #46160 
i did, 116 ft lbs


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Sep 18, 2:07pm - #46161 
Nice!

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

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Sep 18, 2:08pm - #46162 
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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Sep 18, 2:09pm - #46163 
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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Sep 18, 2:10pm - #46164 
ohhh really?? that much be NICE thumbsup

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Sep 18, 2:12pm - #46165 
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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Sep 18, 2:14pm - #46166 
rock on, which branch are you in?

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Sep 18, 2:15pm - #46167 
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Sep 18, 2:15pm - #46168 
what's your rank?

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Sep 18, 2:21pm - #46169 
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Sep 18, 2:22pm - #46170 
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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Sep 18, 3:28pm - #46171 
cool...i was thinking of getting sways...post results when you test it out better.

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Sep 18, 3:54pm - #46172 
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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Sep 18, 3:55pm - #46173 
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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Sep 21, 7:11am - #46174 
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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Sep 21, 11:33am - #46175 
everyone who has these sway bars praises them sincerely

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Sep 22, 1:58pm - #46176 
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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Sep 22, 2:23pm - #46177 
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.


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Sep 22, 4:31pm - #46178 
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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