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I've been struggling to take the Whiteline, RSW off of my Gen3 Camry, because it is also supposed to fit a Gen4 Camry. As I search the listings for Solara's, it suggests that this sway bar will not fit on a Solara anyway. Then crawling under the Solara, I noted it has a different muffler than the Camry, and the exhaust is different from the cat. back.

Anyone know if this sway bar will fit? BTR.. something/part indication. Whiteline has nothing for the back end of the Solara listed.

Not that I need it, just looking for things I can pull off my Camry, before I sell it.:frown:
 

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Thanks guys, I bought my whiteline BTR39, for a Gen3 Camry, but It was made for the the Gen4 Camry. (Happy to find backword compatability in these models) I'm having a tough time removing the BTR39 from my old Camry, due to frozen end link bolts and rounded hex locks. I could go back and just bash/cut the thing out, but the Solara already seems to handle pretty nice. I'm near to just selling the old Camry girl as is, and leaving the whiteline on it. It's not just the links, I had to pay a shop to put it into the Camry, because I couldn't get the thing into the required space ($200). It did fantastic thingsm for my old Gen3 3VZ-FE , car, but this one doesn't seem to really need it as much.:frown:
 

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Upgrade to 17" wheels if you want to improve the handling a bit on the Solara. It helped a bit for me, though its a tad stiffer over bumps compared to the stock 16's or my 15" winters.
Hey! thats just what I'm doing.:wink:



Just happens that the 17"x8", OZ rims from my 93'Camry, are very close to the TRD/Supercharged, optional wheels, on the Solara.:smile:

I'm pondering whether I want to struggle to much to get the whiteline, BTR39 , out of my Camry. I'm not really concerned with hanging 0.9G corners, or hitting the autoslalem circuit with this car anyway. With the 17's, it drives very nicely as is.:smile:
 

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My advice is put that swaybar on. If you don't care about the end links on the 3rd gen get some vice grips and lock them down around the rubber boot of the end link to hold it from moving then take your ratchet to it. I done this twice it works but will rip the boot and you will lose your grease. And you can put your sway bar on in you driveway. It's not too complicated it just takes time.
 

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My advice is put that swaybar on. If you don't care about the end links on the 3rd gen get some vice grips and lock them down around the rubber boot of the end link to hold it from moving then take your ratchet to it. I done this twice it works but will rip the boot and you will lose your grease. And you can put your sway bar on in you driveway. It's not too complicated it just takes time.
Thanks darius, I think I'm going to buckle down and get to some serious work, pulling a few of the things I have on my Gen3, off. These were hard found, expensive things that I'll kick myself for not bothering with, since I'm going to get next to nothing for my sweet old sedan anyway.

The sway bar will likely help the car not wind itself up against the torque that my Supercharger is going to make, and keep more power planted. If I have it, I can do it if I want, and the darn thing won't take months and more $ to order.

I also have twin piston, front brake calipers from the super rare "premium abs" system available only on 1995-96 Camry's and Lexus ES300's, as well as the larger, rear ES300 rotors, and mounting brackets. (all compatable with my current abs system) This stuff took a lot of time and hard work to get, and set-up on my Gen3 Camry.:wink: - this stuff will also add no value to my old baby in the re-sale market.:frown:

Just so everyone has a handle on this: Before I made my final decision to go with the Solara, I canvassed several private repair shops, and offered as much as $5000, to re-build the top end of my 3VZ-FE, or replace the engine with a lower milage one... not one shop would take this challenge on! :surprise:
 

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Ouch it hurts to think about a 3rd gen at the end of its life. I love my 93 Camry, (heck all gen 3's)I dont think I could part with it. Even if (when) I blow my motor to pieces by doing something stupid like going 5sfte. I would just take the time to rebuild it make it stronger. And at the end of the day after spending so many thousands of $$$ on it have a car that KBB says is worth $500. But hey I'm an idiot (according to my wife) . I've already spent enough on this car to buy it 5x over. :grin:
 

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I got that **@@&XX, BTR39, Whiteline swaybar, off of my Gen3 Camry today, and re-installed the stock bar. :laugh:

Darious, I still love my little Emerald, V-6 LE, and it's not really at the end of it's life. It's never been crashed, it has only a tiny amount of rust peeking out in 2 places. It just had a timing belt, waterpump, idler pully, and tensioner last fall. It has a leather interior in excellent condition, a 2001 JBL/Toyota sound system upgrade. It has also had a full alignment done in the last year, and all the struts, steering, sway bar, and all suspension components are solid as as a rock. Everything (except the power antenna), works. It just smokes a little on a hot start-up.

It's going because, I can't get a shop in town to do the work I want done on the car, to keep it to my standards. They won't take my money, so I've moved on to the flatform that has for a long time tickled my imagination. A Solara, with a 5spd manual transmission, and the 1MZ-FE, V-6. (Gave-up on finding a Sedan in Gen3 or 4, with a 5spd.)

My Gen3 will probably go on driving for quite awhile yet, for somebody else.
The only sad thing to me, is I know they will probably not put a dime into it in work or money, before they send it to the crusher.:crying:

Edit: For anybody that wonders as I did whether stuff has to be unbolted to get these bars in or out... I found that one of the most challenging things in the removal was to safely support the car, while leaving all of the back end clear for manouvering space. (this is a big long twisty piece of hardware) You need to leave the cars suspension hanging free, and also support the car properly/safely, "in front of the rear suspension". You need to be able to wind this thing through points that interfere with jack-stands at the rear most part of the sub frame rails, and also through the center line of the "K" member. It's an interesting exercise in feeding and jigging, but it can be done without un-bolting other stuff. The stock bar is much more forgiving, as even I could move it around and bend it around things with minimal effort.:wink:

Originally, on the install for my Gen3, I gave-up and handed it to a shop... paying dearly to have it put in.:frown:
 
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