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nacitar
08-20-2008, 08:20 PM
I have a 1991 Celica GT, FWD, with a 3S-GTE swapped into it. I'm looking for the best front/rear sway bars I can find for the car, as well as a strut tower bar that won't interfere with my intake piping. (I have a front-mount intercooler, but there's still the intake pipe sticking up there).

So, what are the suggestions for front/rear sway bars and strut bar?

Thanks.

RedRkt01
08-20-2008, 08:27 PM
The Cusco bar won't interfere; I'm 90% sure.

As for swaybars, Suspension Techniques and Whiteline both offer swaybars for your application. I'm sure there are a few others that you'll hear about. I know the Whiteline swaybar is adjustable and I've never heard anyone complain about it.

nacitar
08-20-2008, 08:54 PM
The Cusco bar won't interfere; I'm 90% sure.
This one? http://www.autocarparts.com/part/78/5/

extremeskillz
08-20-2008, 08:56 PM
www.horsepowerfreaks.com is a good source as well.
I bought my rear and front sway bars from there. They are suspension technique sway bars.

RedRkt01
08-20-2008, 09:01 PM
This one? http://www.autocarparts.com/part/78/5/
That is the part number, or most of it anyway. PN 152510A. The pic is not representative of what it really looks like, so don't be fooled.

P.S. I edited my original post and thrwe some bits about sways in there.

nacitar
08-20-2008, 09:04 PM
www.horsepowerfreaks.com is a good source as well.
I bought my rear and front sway bars from there. They are suspension technique sway bars.

Both? I'm not seeing any 90-93 front sway bars, only rears.

extremeskillz
08-21-2008, 01:06 PM
http://www.horsepowerfreaks.com/performanceparts/Toyota/Celica/Suspension/Sway_Bars

Wow actually they don't have them listed for the 90-93 anymore. But the 94-99 fits if im not mistaken!

ciento44
08-21-2008, 02:07 PM
http://www.horsepowerfreaks.com/performanceparts/Toyota/Celica/Suspension/Sway_Bars

Wow actually they don't have them listed for the 90-93 anymore. But the 94-99 fits if im not mistaken!


Probably the reason for that is that nobody bought the fronts, because theirs was the same damn size as stock lol....

nacitar
08-21-2008, 03:03 PM
Probably the reason for that is that nobody bought the fronts, because theirs was the same damn size as stock lol....

which fronts would you recommend for an actual upgrade, then?

ciento44
08-21-2008, 03:19 PM
which fronts would you recommend for an actual upgrade, then?


I honestly don't know of any.

I'm not saying that the Suspension Techniques wasn't an upgrade, i don't know the tensile properties of their materials vs stock, but that's probably why people didn't buy them, because it didn't have the DAYYUUUUMMMMMM BLING BLING HUGE factor vs the stock piece.

Personally, if i could find the ST front piece, i would buy it, because for me, it would be worth the money to see if it did anything.

In all honesty, though, i would start with just doing the rear, and seeing if that leaves you satisfied or not. It helps a LOT with understeer issues.

RedRkt01
08-21-2008, 05:30 PM
Don't forget that Whiteline makes a 27mm for the front and an 18mm for the rear. I definitely think 27mm would help up front, but if I were only doing the one bar I'd start with the rear for the aforementioned understeer problem. In that case I'd go with the beefier 24mm ST unit; Besides it is adjustable, while the Whiteline for this application is not.

I would be interested in knowing if the ST204 ST fron bar fits the St184 as indicated.