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Jan 15, 9:00am - #83352 
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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Jan 15, 9:02am - #83353 
HAHAHAHAH no...that just bolts to plastic...it does NOTHING... thumbsdown

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Jan 15, 9:17am - #83354 
there is metal behind that plastic


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Jan 15, 10:08am - #83355 
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


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Jan 15, 10:38am - #83356 
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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Jan 15, 11:21am - #83357 
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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Jan 15, 11:56am - #83358 
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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Jan 15, 12:11pm - #83359 
isn't that just a pole for hanging clothes? spineyes
JDM ? probably more like Tiwan...


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Jan 15, 12:51pm - #83360 
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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Jan 15, 12:52pm - #83361 
nope...u have to bolt it to the frame/suspension for it to work

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Jan 15, 1:18pm - #83362 
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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Jan 15, 1:22pm - #83363 
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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Jan 15, 1:47pm - #83364 
how much benifit would you see from a rear strut bar??


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Jan 15, 2:19pm - #83365 
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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Jan 15, 5:23pm - #83366 
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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Jan 15, 5:26pm - #83367 
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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Jan 15, 5:28pm - #83368 
so like the supensions technique rear sway bar would be fine with a front strut tower brace


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