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Mario Mobile
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I rather not hijack his thread at this point.

Since I got my camry, I like doing little mods to it to make it more fun and what not, and people are now talking about this rear sway bar which helps understeering and what not.

I've been browsing whiteline, and it says there are two camrys in 97.

Toyota Camry MC-SX-VCV10 92-97

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Toyota Camry MCV20-SXV20-SXV23 97-02

I have a 97 Camry 4 cyl 2.2 engine...LE..

Maybe someone could explain to me if this is a worthwhile investment or if I should pass, or if there is a cheaper route that whiteline.

Yes I am a CHEAP bastard.
 

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It's worth EVERY penny. And for performance on these cars, that really is the cheap route. :lol:

Whiteline's site is weird. What were the two model numbers for the RSB itself? Yes, i'm being lazy. One fits (non-adjustable) and the other SHOULD HAVE been listed for the gen 5 camry (but they screwed it up... it's also adjustable).
 

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This would probably be my first 'big' mod...is it something that's hard/difficult? It doesn't seem too bad as of now. I have all the proper tools for it.

For when I typed in Camry...the swaybars that came up under parts for 92-97 and 97-02 were:

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Swaybar 18mm-heavy duty. BTR36 1


Replacement type. Non adjustable.


F
Swaybar 24mm-heavy duty. BTF38 1 H S
Replacement type. Non adjustable.
R
Swaybar 20mm-heavy duty. BTR39 1 H S
Replacement type. Non adjustable.


Is whiteline the best way to go?
 

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It's annoying to do. But it IS easy. I promise. Definitely a weekend project for a first timer. This was also my first major mod, which i did with hand tools. :lol: There's plenty of DIYs in the sticky. READ over them! :) Also, it's the BTR36 for 92-01 camry's.
 

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That's it! Andddddd i'm fairly sure that some of our site partners carry them and will ship from the US instead of Australia. I forget who though. Advance speed some maybe? I'm gonna wait for someone else to figure that out. :lol:
 

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Whether its BTR36 or BTR39 for our camry's is a matter of as much confusion as one Mr.Barack Obama's authenticity of American Citizenship ;-) No easy answer but I would stick with what Whiteline recommends.
 

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You should also get some new end links while your at it, the camry's rsb links can be a pita to get off without damaging them (depending on the condition).
 

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shipping is rediculous on these. i think its like $100 or more to US. i got mine for $100 locally. i would FOR SURE wait for one closer.:thumbsup: (ebay)
 

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You should also get some new end links while your at it, the camry's rsb links can be a pita to get off without damaging them (depending on the condition).
Good point. Go with the Moog ones over OEM.
 

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Good point, I'll wait for one that's got good shipping.

Anybody else have an A/C that whistles? When I have the air blowing whether it's warm cold etc. it gives a whistle, the higher the fan blows, the louder the whistle.

It's weird...
 

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are all of your vents open? mine does the same thing, it whistles when either of the side vents are closed the slightest amount. but it immediately goes away as soon as i open them.

just a thought
 

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Not really sure, will check tomorrow though. If anyone has other suggestions too so I could check tomorrow morning, let me know :3
 

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Does you camry look like mdatrdcam's picture? if so, then the 20mm bar (BTR39) is the one for you.
 

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Does you camry look like mdatrdcam's picture? if so, then the 20mm bar (BTR39) is the one for you.
A quick search says you're right. :eek: 92-01 get's the BTR39. God, I would have felt SUPER bad if the OP bought that other one. :facepalm:

Do NOT NOT NOT NOT get the BTR39Z. That's for the 02-06 models. That i'm 100% sure of.
 

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No. 92-96 gets BTR36. 97-01 - BTR39.
The TRD RSB fits 92-01. The whiteline equivalent should be interchangeable. Right?

edit: And the rear suspension is DEFINITELY the same on gen 3 and 4. :dunno:
 

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Don't know. BTR36 is 18 mm, BTR39 is 20mm. And the stock RSBs are different between gen 3 and gen 4 (thickness is different). Probably, you can install BTR39 on gen 3, but I am not sure will it be good or not.... Anyway, according to whiteline gen3 and gen4 should use different RSBs.
 

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The only thing that's different between gen 3/4 stock rsb's is the thickness then. Hmmm. Does ANYONE have a whiteline one actually installed? :lol:
 
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