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Chiller
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Chiller Oct 4, 3:34am - #50975 
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Which strut bar is better?

Which strut bar/flex control bar is better? The APR Flex Control Bar, RMM Strut tower brace, or the tanabe front strut bar? Any opinions and comments will be appreciated! thumbsup

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Ammar Oct 4, 4:11am - #50976 
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I like the APR since thats what i have it, they all are made and fitted the same.. probaly slight difference here and there, but in the end same out come... better GRIP! thumbsup
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Steven Oct 4, 4:11am - #50977 
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They all perform pretty much equally. The best strut bar is the hotchkis strut bar becauseyou can control your front camber with the camber plates it comes with.
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v3n0m Oct 4, 5:22am - #50978 

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Hotchkis if you don't plan on getting coilovers, but if you get coilovers, then I would go with whatever your heart desires grin. I went with Tanabe 'cuz I have their coilovers and I plan on getting their coilovers whenever they come out this year and'cuz it's Japanese. thumbsup
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Kim Oct 4, 6:34am - #50979 
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i'm gonna go with RMM because of the single peice construction, so it's stiffer. But i think all of these will perform close to the same.

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SilverGT Oct 4, 11:38am - #50980 
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pretty much all perform the same, install wise, ive done both tanabe and apr, the apr install is a lot easier since the bar is circular (the tanabe is in a short of ellipse shape). however, i did have to shave down some of the battery tie down to make it fit. the thing i like about tanabe is that the length is adjustable, so you can get so that it is a nice, tight fit. apr is super easy to install, fits perfect.
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PBCelica02 Oct 4, 12:30pm - #50981 

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i like my apr. like everyone here said, i don't see much of a diff in each brand name performance wise
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VSGTS14 Oct 4, 3:37pm - #50982 

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Originally Posted by Kim
i'm gonna go with RMM because of the single peice construction, so it's stiffer. But i think all of these will perform close to the same.



I have an RMM...
I think it's awesome. grin grin grin

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Chiller Oct 4, 3:44pm - #50983 
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I'll probably end up going with the APR..thanks everyone! thumbsup

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v3n0m Oct 5, 2:28am - #50984 

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Quote:
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Hotchkis if you don't plan on getting coilovers, but if you get coilovers, then I would go with whatever your heart desires . I went with Tanabe 'cuz I have their coilovers and I plan on getting their coilovers whenever they come out this year and'cuz it's Japanese.

LOL, I don't know why no one has pointed that out to me. rolleyes What I ment to say was that I plan on getting their swaybars. tasty
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spaztikid Oct 5, 2:32am - #50985 
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how can you adjust camber with a strut tie bar. i font get it. how can a bar make the wheels strait?
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v3n0m Oct 5, 4:18am - #50986 

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Hotchkis has it built into it. That's why it's like $400, pillow mounts aren't cheap, you're looking at atleast $200 for the pair, plus whatever front strut bar you go with. So by no means is the Hotchkis over priced.
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glitch Oct 5, 2:26pm - #50987 
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do you need to adjust front camber when you lower your ride?

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Angelica Oct 5, 5:44pm - #50988 
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Originally Posted by Chiller
I'll probably end up going with the APR..thanks everyone! thumbsup


I bought that one also...I like it!!
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spaztikid Oct 5, 6:37pm - #50989 
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Originally Posted by glitch
do you need to adjust front camber when you lower your ride?


it depends how much you lower. Under 2 inches is fine w/o a camber kit from what i hear.
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glitch Oct 5, 10:14pm - #50990 
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
Originally Posted by glitch
do you need to adjust front camber when you lower your ride?


it depends how much you lower. Under 2 inches is fine w/o a camber kit from what i hear.


thanks thumbsup

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Street Prototype Oct 5, 10:48pm - #50991 

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APR flex control bar, light and looks awesome thumbsup

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Steven Oct 6, 8:06am - #50992 
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we sell them in our store. grin

Originally Posted by Street Prototype
APR flex control bar, light and looks awesome thumbsup
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fastceli2001 Oct 6, 5:19pm - #50993 

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Originally Posted by Street Prototype
APR flex control bar, light and looks awesome thumbsup

i just installed mine yesterday thumbsup

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OOSilver_S Oct 9, 4:46am - #50994 

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I had the APR and could not stand it. it is so cheap, chinsey, and lame looking. I sold it and went with the tanabe and the quality/strength seems much better, plus its cheaper and much classier.
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UFCELI Oct 9, 4:49am - #50995 

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Originally Posted by OOSilver_S
I had the APR and could not stand it. it is so cheap, chinsey, and lame looking. I sold it and went with the tanabe and the quality/strength seems much better, plus its cheaper and much classier.


Are you sure you arent talking about APC???
Everybody else thinks APR is high quality including me grin

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SilverGT Oct 9, 9:01am - #50996 
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i think the apr is good quality. its made by a repected company as well as tanabe, and the other strut bars as well, except apc. its just a matter of preference.
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AzNfLiP17oY Oct 9, 10:37pm - #50997 

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where can i get the tanabe front strut bar for a good price???
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ct Oct 10, 12:08am - #50998 

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love my apr..looks good under the Hood plus noticed a diference in performance thumbsup

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SilverGT Oct 10, 3:41am - #50999 
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Originally Posted by AzNfLiP17oY
where can i get the tanabe front strut bar for a good price???


suprastore.com, its around 100.
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Shenji Oct 15, 12:03am - #51000 
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Hey RedDevil...Have you bought and tested out the Hypermotive strut???IF so,let us know.I was thinking about getting some of their components in the future.

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IcEd blUe Oct 15, 12:09am - #51001 

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im gettin tanabe now! thumbsup
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Shenji Oct 15, 12:14am - #51002 
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I'm going to have to check out their site.All this talk about their struts makes me curious. smile

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