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Old 10-19-2008, 05:33 AM   #1
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Tanabe Front Strut Bar

Got the Tanabe front strut bar installed today!



She now handles very well, great turn-in; the car feel solid and well planted.

So far my set-up consists of: Eibach Pro-Kit springs, TRD rear sway bar and Tanabe front strut bar....all I need now is a set of Tokico HP Blues and rear disc brakes!

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Old 10-19-2008, 11:04 AM   #2
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Wow! i cant wait for mine to arrive, few more weeks to arrival hehe
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Old 10-19-2008, 02:34 PM   #3
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pretty. gotta get me one of those!
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:48 PM   #4
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Looks great
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:48 PM   #5
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Niiice. I want to see the rear disc conversion!
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:02 PM   #6
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So far my set-up consists of: Eibach Pro-Kit springs, TRD rear sway bar and Tanabe front strut bar....all I need now is a set of Tokico HP Blues and rear disc brakes!
are you really gonna say thats all you need
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:24 PM   #7
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Strut Bar tension

Hey guys and gals. How often should I re-tension my tanabe front strut bar? I recently rotated my tires, should I adjust my bar?
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:26 PM   #8
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Hey guys and gals. How often should I re-tension my tanabe front strut bar? I recently rotated my tires, should I adjust my bar?


The bar is usless, and does not need to be retentioned.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:29 PM   #9
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The bar is usless, and does not need to be retentioned.
You are cold....!

But yeah, the front strut doesn't do much for the car.

It does look cool tough!
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:32 PM   #10
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You are cold....!

But yeah, the front strut doesn't do much for the car.

It does look cool tough!

Don't ask me about the rear brace :)
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:25 PM   #11
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The bar is usless, and does not need to be retentioned.
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You are cold....!

But yeah, the front strut doesn't do much for the car.

It does look cool tough!
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Don't ask me about the rear brace :)
ALRIGHT, first of all they are right in one way. that TANABE bar is useless and there are much better out there(BEATRUSH). SECONDLY, i challenge ANYONE who thinks bars are a waste to get in my car and hold on or use yours and TRY TO KEEP UP......
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:42 PM   #12
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hey, if certain stains on here wanna give useless information then im gonna say something. especially since im sponsored by a major producer of such bars......
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:47 PM   #13
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All this and Germ's question did not get answered....kinda curious myself....though if mines loose I'll re-tighten. Would like to know though if something written in stone.
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:51 PM   #14
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my mounting is a bit different seeing as i have to go underneath(through fender liner) to tighten but i do check every other oil change.....
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:22 PM   #15
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ALRIGHT, first of all they are right in one way. that TANABE bar is useless and there are much better out there(BEATRUSH). SECONDLY, i challenge ANYONE who thinks bars are a waste to get in my car and hold on or use yours and TRY TO KEEP UP......
A useless strutbar is a useless strutbar no matter what brand it is.

You are sponsord by a company who produces said useless bars makes you a biased sorce of information. The fact that you would say that a Beatrush is less useless than a Tanabe is rediculous, and proves my point.

Why is the strut bar useless? The front struts are mounted in RUBBER which flexes, and the strut towers themselves are part of the firewall, which is one of the strongest areas of the car.

Yes, there are a couple braces that will help handling... strut braces are not one of them, on this particular car. Some of the undercar bracing is actually usefull.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:56 AM   #16
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A useless strutbar is a useless strutbar no matter what brand it is.

You are sponsord by a company who produces said useless bars makes you a biased sorce of information. The fact that you would say that a Beatrush is less useless than a Tanabe is rediculous, and proves my point.

Why is the strut bar useless? The front struts are mounted in RUBBER which flexes, and the strut towers themselves are part of the firewall, which is one of the strongest areas of the car.

Yes, there are a couple braces that will help handling... strut braces are not one of them, on this particular car. Some of the undercar bracing is actually usefull.
take a side by side look at both bars and tell me there's no difference. as for total uselessness come on now. BEATRUSH makes C-ONE and BRAILLE and has been a staple in VITZ/yaris products for years now.....

you can talk about how is does nothing all you want, problem is there's no proof to your opinions........
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:26 PM   #17
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take a side by side look at both bars and tell me there's no difference. as for total uselessness come on now. BEATRUSH makes C-ONE and BRAILLE and has been a staple in VITZ/yaris products for years now.....

you can talk about how is does nothing all you want, problem is there's no proof to your opinions........
I'm not saying they aren't all a bit different, I agree some bars would be better than others if they actually did something.

I'm saying none of the bars are really needed until you have the the front struts solidly mounted to the car. Your money is better spent on bracing the suspension arms and subframe under the car.

Also, you have no proof that they do work :P
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i see we can beat this all day long with no solid conclusion. im gonna say your 50% right so we can end this........
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