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General Category => Toyota! (and Lexus and Scion) => Topic started by: raisingan on May 04, 2007, 01:31:39 PM

Title: 2006 TOYOTA COROLLA STRUT BAR!!!! HELP!!
Post by: raisingan on May 04, 2007, 01:31:39 PM
Alright people, if you go to the Corolla link and go to Corolland.com, and click on the COROLLA XRS link on the left of the screen, you will see a review of the Corolla XRS along with pictures. In one of the pictures the hood is open and showing the motor and also i saw that there is also a Strut bar on the XRS!

I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING ALL OVER FOR A GOOD STRONG STRUT BAR AND HAVE NOT FOUND ONE LIKE THE ONE ON THE PICTURE!! Does anybody know where i can find one so i may purchase it!! I despairly need it since i have to drive on curvy roads all the time!! THANKS A LOT!!!!
Title: Re: 2006 TOYOTA COROLLA STRUT BAR!!!! HELP!!
Post by: toyodave on May 04, 2007, 01:49:07 PM
Have you already done the more important steps like replacing the tires? The strut bar is part of a larger package that includes retuned shocks and higher quality tires. I found that simply swapping the Goodyears for Yokohama Avid MD-H4 tires - not a huge cost - did a tremendous amount for cornering. Now I\'ve switched to BFG Traction T/A, by the way...
Title: Re: 2006 TOYOTA COROLLA STRUT BAR!!!! HELP!!
Post by: raisingan on May 04, 2007, 01:55:07 PM
Ive already Have Falken tires on it and it has good grip. I just need the front strut bar. Thanks!
Title: Re: 2006 TOYOTA COROLLA STRUT BAR!!!! HELP!!
Post by: toyodave on May 04, 2007, 02:09:10 PM
Did you try Toyota service department? Tell \'em you have an XRS ;) actually the junkyard services might be better. There\'s lots of aftermarkets too, like Addco.
Title: Re: 2006 TOYOTA COROLLA STRUT BAR!!!! HELP!!
Post by: raisingan on May 04, 2007, 02:21:15 PM
Yeah, i already called the dealership and even showed them this site (corolland.com) where i saw the strut bar, but they said it was a after part. I could try the junk yards but they might not even have them (xrs), they are pretty rare around here (backwoods). THanks.
Title: Re: 2006 TOYOTA COROLLA STRUT BAR!!!! HELP!!
Post by: toyodave on May 04, 2007, 02:39:52 PM
Probably insanely pricey anyway... Addco doesn\'t make one?
Title: Re: 2006 TOYOTA COROLLA STRUT BAR!!!! HELP!!
Post by: raisingan on May 04, 2007, 02:44:56 PM
Addco only has sway bars. I kinda dont want a sway bar, or maybe i just couldnt find their strut bars.
Title: Re: 2006 TOYOTA COROLLA STRUT BAR!!!! HELP!!
Post by: fishexpo101 on May 05, 2007, 07:44:03 AM
The XRS strut bar is not 100% rigid - actually was designed to \"give\" a bit.  That\'s why Toyota calls it a strut damper and not a strut bar.  Don\'t think that is what you are after.

They make aftermarket ones for the 9th gen Corolla - just gets ones for a 2003+ application, they will fit fine on your car.

Also like Dave mentioned - a strut bar is an integral part of the whole suspension system.  Doesn\'t do you any good to throw on a strut bar without beefing up the rest of the suspension or upgrade some key parts - with those mods, it is just for show.
Title: Re: 2006 TOYOTA COROLLA STRUT BAR!!!! HELP!!
Post by: raisingan on May 07, 2007, 11:50:32 AM
Ok thanks. I already ordered one of Andyautosport.com, a Megan Racing. I also plan to get me some  Tein springs and replace my Falken tires with a fresh set soon (i need money!). Thanks though!!