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strut tower bars and lca's

Heh..take a slim chance in asking..if anyone knows if these are available to our year cars..

If not some possibles ..custom, or for another year(if they are even Ava)
Idk? Would be hella nice on the suspension to have these
.especially for prevention of wear and great improvement on handling ..

(Crossing Fingers) I don't see any.. :/

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Hotchkis sway bar set and TRD strut tower bar is what I have.

Good luck finding TRD; it's getting rarer by the day having been discontinued.
Tire Rack carries Hotchkis - that's where I got mine.
Watch for ground clearance and fitment - I managed to strip the threads on one of the mounting plates and needed Hotchkis to send me a replacement. Then I managed to shear off the dust cap on one of the grease fittings, scraping it in the process. Those fittings are standard 1/4x28 grease fittings. I have bought a replacement pack for $3 for 5.

I'm not aware of a afternarket LCA for us. I'd love to see a 6061/7075 aluminum unit.
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Thanks buurin hey you get my pm.

I'm guning for the hotchkis set.. I think I can get a trd strut bar.
maybe.

And then and thenn...see if a company can make lca's or retrofit..
Gotta be out there somewhere.. Honda's and Nissan's can't have all the fun heh.

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Cusco makes some very nice strut bars (they even have a 3-point version IIRC) if you can't located a TRD one.

You'll need to look for one with the A101 or AE111 application.
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I have the Hotchkiss and TRD bar setup also.

And I feel stupid asking, but what is an LCA?

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I have the Hotchkiss and TRD bar setup also.

And I feel stupid asking, but what is an LCA?
Lower control arm.
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Sparks TRD has the TRD strut bar for sale, which is great. It's like $153.

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Yeah, the TRD strut bar is not discontinued yet. I got one from Sparks Toyota a few months ago. The only LCA I know that might fit is the one for the 7th gen Celica that is prototyped by a member on Newcelica. And that's a big MAYBE. http://www.ddperformanceresearch.com/
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It's way more rare but I'd hold off and look for the 3 point TRD one. Those are sexy.

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As others have mentioned Sparks Toyota is Myrtle Beach is the way to go. Price is just about the best I could find and and shipping was fast. Bought mine last year.

http://www.trdsparks.com/displaypart...1&parts_id=111
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It's way more rare but I'd hold off and look for the 3 point TRD one. Those are sexy.
I have never seen one before.

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It's way more rare but I'd hold off and look for the 3 point TRD one. Those are sexy.
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I have never seen one before.
Good luck with that. Those were never sold in North America.

You'll have to hit up a JDM parts importer to find it.

You might luck out and find one on ebay from a Japanese seller. But be prepared to pay an arm and a leg for one.
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Here you go, and yes, they are discontinued. What a shame. Here is Scott's car, hope he doesn't mind

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That is pretty damn sexy.

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Here you go, and yes, they are discontinued. What a shame. Here is Scott's car, hope he doesn't mind
Nope, I don't mind . I was actually about to post a pic of it myself, haha.

They're really hard to find nowadays, but they do pop up for sale from time to time. Usually the paint starts flaking on them due to use over the years, but if you got it powder coated like I did with mine it will look brand new and last for a lot longer. If I come across another one I'll let you know

In the meantime, here's a couple of close-ups:






Alternatively, you could use an OEM 2-point strut brace, like I used to have before I upgraded to the TRD brace. Can get them quite easily here in New Zealand if you're interested. Here's a pic:


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