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May 4, 2007, 1:31 PM
Alright people, if you go to the Corolla link and go to, 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!!!!

May 4, 2007, 1:49 PM#1
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...

May 4, 2007, 1:55 PM#2
Ive already Have Falken tires on it and it has good grip. I just need the front strut bar. Thanks!

May 4, 2007, 2:09 PM#3
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.

May 4, 2007, 2:21 PM#4
Yeah, i already called the dealership and even showed them this site ( 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.

May 4, 2007, 2:39 PM#5
Probably insanely pricey anyway... Addco doesnt make one?

May 4, 2007, 2:44 PM#6
Addco only has sway bars. I kinda dont want a sway bar, or maybe i just couldnt find their strut bars.

May 5, 2007, 7:44 AM#7
The XRS strut bar is not 100% rigid - actually was designed to "give" a bit. Thats why Toyota calls it a strut damper and not a strut bar. Dont 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. Doesnt 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.

May 7, 2007, 11:50 AM#8
Ok thanks. I already ordered one of, 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!!


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