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SCOTT03 Jan 15, 4:00pm - #83352 
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Will this rear strut bar work?

Will this work? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2454504118&category=33591
I'd like to stiffen up the car, especially the rear, but i don't want to cut my plastics like the TRD rear strut bar does.

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trog2233 Jan 15, 4:02pm - #83353 

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HAHAHAHAH no...that just bolts to plastic...it does NOTHING... thumbsdown
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SCOTT03 Jan 15, 4:17pm - #83354 
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there is metal behind that plastic

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fastceli2001 Jan 15, 5:08pm - #83355 

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Originally Posted by SCOTT03
there is metal behind that plastic
yep. and thats a pretty hefty bolt that it uses. i would still go with the TRD or hypermotive bar though

a kid told me that celicas handle like crap... i laughed
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FloydianSlip6 Jan 15, 5:38pm - #83356 

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Looks next to useless honestly, it seems to be set really far back too...I wouldn't if I were you. Maybe if it was cheaper I'd say try it, but you could get a nice one for just a lil more.
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trog2233 Jan 15, 6:21pm - #83357 

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there is no possible way that will stiffen ur car...a strut bar bolts to ur body of ur car...not some bolts and plastic...someone is just tryin to make money thumbsdown
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Steven Jan 15, 6:56pm - #83358 
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Don't buy that! I heard bad things about that bar which is why it's on ebay! JDM my ass
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isaac Jan 15, 7:11pm - #83359 
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isn't that just a pole for hanging clothes? spineyes
JDM ? probably more like Tiwan...

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SCOTT03 Jan 15, 7:51pm - #83360 
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alright, didn't think it would work, just wondered though. Is there a rear strut bar you can install without cutting plastics?

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trog2233 Jan 15, 7:52pm - #83361 

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nope...u have to bolt it to the frame/suspension for it to work
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Gen7fan Jan 15, 8:18pm - #83362 
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Originally Posted by SCOTT03
alright, didn't think it would work, just wondered though. Is there a rear strut bar you can install without cutting plastics?



don't think so, you can't get to the rear without cutting or removing the plastics.
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FloydianSlip6 Jan 15, 8:22pm - #83363 

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Nope cause all the suspension towers/car frame is behind the plastics, If you take out the little catch tray in your trunk you may be able to squeeze a real bar in with minimal cutting however...
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SCOTT03 Jan 15, 8:47pm - #83364 
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how much benifit would you see from a rear strut bar??

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FloydianSlip6 Jan 15, 9:19pm - #83365 

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Well you'd probably feel more from a front bar, but I'm sure there would be a noticable dif. However, unless you are into track racing I don't think that the back bar is NECESSARY really. It will improve stability but if you aren't lowering it or anything else or are only concerned with street control. You will prolly be fine with just the front bar. Do you have a front bar?
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SCOTT03 Jan 16, 12:23am - #83366 
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i don't have a front bar yet, I just put on TRD springs and struts. They handle well, i was able to take a turn today that was labled 40mph at 80mph, smooth and i probably could have taken it faster. I'd like to have my suspension done right, i don't want to have to cut my rear plastics or pay way too much. I did the install of the struts and spring myself, wasn't too bad just took a while. I'd love to do sway bars but from reading up on the installs, it looks like i'd spend forever on the front sway bar.

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ct Jan 16, 12:26am - #83367 

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Originally Posted by SCOTT03
I'd love to do sway bars but from reading up on the installs, it looks like i'd spend forever on the front sway bar.


i hear the rear is the one that does the most wonders...

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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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SCOTT03 Jan 16, 12:28am - #83368 
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so like the supensions technique rear sway bar would be fine with a front strut tower brace

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