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Old 06-11-2008, 12:09 PM   #1
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trd rear strut tower bar

i used to not trust my celly's rear-end till i installed the strut tower bar. there was always a squirrel back then when i took some 45-60 degree curve @ 45-70. so after i did a lil research on newcelica and finally purchased my own about january's time and had seen very good responses to it, i didnt install till this past weekend and i noticed a WORLD of difference!! even doin low speeds and turning the wheel left and right it held like a champ. very nice on interstate off and on ramps, it is like a dream, when i get some more balls up for it imma c wat the limit will be for a 90 degree curve. i just wanted to share my opinions on this mod and would highly recommend to anyone if they were ever so lucky to find one. anybody else that has one i would like to hear about your experiences on it.
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:12 PM   #2
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:15 PM   #3
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when i get some more balls up for it imma c wat the limit will be for a 90 degree curve.
I suggest you do this at a race track or autocross, as the potential consequences to you and your car can be very serious if you miscalculate. On the street there is usually not much margin for error.

The Celica is pretty forgiving, but any car will punish you if you don't respect it enough.
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:20 PM   #4
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I suggest you do this at a race track or autocross, as the potential consequences to you and your car can be very serious if you miscalculate. On the street there is usually not much margin for error.

The Celica is pretty forgiving, but any car will punish you if you don't respect it enough.
true dat one man, been there before
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The TRD 3 point bar is one of the best suspension mods for the Celica hands down IMO.
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^when you gonna get one?
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:33 PM   #7
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I hope another one comes up for sale soon and I will have one. When are you selling yours??
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when i buy another car which is no time soon lol
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Old 06-11-2008, 02:23 PM   #9
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Now imagine what a roll bar would do
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:47 PM   #10
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I have it and noticed quite a bit of difference on soft cornering. I kept on wanting to take turns faster to test it out
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:13 PM   #11
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Nice! I still have to install mine. I want to do a good job, but still thinking about cutting the plastics.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:37 PM   #12
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Nice! I still have to install mine. I want to do a good job, but still thinking about cutting the plastics.
i actually have mine where on the bottom panel had it tucked in a sorta way i'll take pics tomorrow
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The TRD 3 point bar is one of the best suspension mods for the Celica hands down IMO.
^ ..although I have mine installed with all trunk plastics out.
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is there another cheaper place to buy it rather then the dealership? Im not sure if i would want to wait that long either
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i got the trd rear strut bar..it fells so sloppy in the rear when i drive around w/out it on for one day...now i just want some sways and front lower underbrace..
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is there another cheaper place to buy it rather then the dealership? Im not sure if i would want to wait that long either
u can always wait for someone to sell it on the boards.. or if make me a really good offer i might sell mine....
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:32 AM   #19
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is there another cheaper place to buy it rather then the dealership? Im not sure if i would want to wait that long either
It took 3 days for the dealership to ship mine from TRD in Cali. Not that long of a wait imo.
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i actually have mine where on the bottom panel had it tucked in a sorta way i'll take pics tomorrow
Id love to see pics of how you have it installed with the plastics.
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Once it is installed, is it easy to take on and off again?
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:11 PM   #23
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^ yes.

not really if u had to have cut the plastics with it though.
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Would it be easy enough if i needed to fold my seats down and had to put something large back there?
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Would it be easy enough if i needed to fold my seats down and had to put something large back there?
yes. it only takes me about 5-10 mins to take it off and to put back on..but then i dont have my trunk plastics in place
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Hmmm, I wonder how much improvement I will feel.. The symptons you are explaining are still a bit present on my setup. I have TRD Sway bars / tein s-tech / Koni yellows
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I have full TRD suspension...and honestly...when I took my rear strut bar out, I felt no difference. If you have sways already, don't waste your money. I may be putting my TRD rear strut up for sale soon...
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Old 06-14-2008, 12:12 PM   #28
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i got mine from ebay for $170 i started my bid @ 75, i wated so bad i just put in 170 after that to make sure that i got it. i'll take pics this weekend, but i havent put the weatherstripping on yet to cover the sides of it where i had to cut the plastic out.
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:14 AM   #29
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found it. like i said u wont be disappointed, but just make sure you dont already have a totally crazy rear suspension.

http://www.intensepower.com/trdtowbarcel.html
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:27 PM   #31
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I have one and i love it! I have trd sways, tein springs, kyb agx's, and an rmm front strut bar....I took the rear brace off when i was going to part out the celi and i could feel a big difference. One of the best mods i've done to the car

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bump...

This is a really old thread but I've been recommended the TRD rear brace and I'd looking for a pic... Anyone still around that has one?
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Old 11-26-2016, 10:33 PM   #33
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I have one, what do you want to see?
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I have one, what do you want to see?
Definitely all the cleaning products you have arrayed across yours...
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Hey it works well! They're off for winter storage. If I was shorter I'd use it as a clothes rack too.
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I have one, what do you want to see?
Is yours the TRD? I've seen some pics of it on a bench, but not installed. The 3 pt brace I've seen has 2-bolt mounts on the strut towers (facing the front of the car) and a 2 bolt attachment between the struts on the on the lower lip of the bulkhead (also facing the front of the car). How easy is it to remove if you need the space between the seats? How much trim trimming did you have to do?

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It's kind of a pain to put in and also a pain to take out, I did a shitty job trimming cause I was clueless and it started to rain on me. You wouldn't take it out and put it back in without a bit of fussing and certainly not want to do so on a regular basis. Someone did make one that went in and out easily and was a 3 point bar, forget the name though.
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It's kind of a pain to put in and also a pain to take out, I did a shitty job trimming cause I was clueless and it started to rain on me. You wouldn't take it out and put it back in without a bit of fussing and certainly not want to do so on a regular basis. Someone did make one that went in and out easily and was a 3 point bar, forget the name though.
Do you have any pictures? I'd really like to see it.... I found the TRD unit on intensepower.com for $142US not bad I think..
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There is a thread around here that helps you figure out a template. You can dress it up with the right grooved or channeled trim around the cutout. I, of course, haven't put the trim in yet even though I purchased it long ago... wonder where it is...

But the TRD bar gives you a solid sled of a body and it's all suspension from there. It's a really nice upgrade!

P.S. - Bitter cleaned a metric ton of crap out of his hatch in order to take that pic!
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Here’s mine. Still not installed lol.

Soon

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Install it, it's worth it. It seriously improves how the car feels when being pushed around corners, but even over dips and bumps in the road it makes a tangible difference.
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