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Old 02-06-2007, 03:49 PM   #73
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... oh... and I've had a chance to push it on some twisty roads and it performs quite well. - I like it.
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Old 02-06-2007, 04:08 PM   #74
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Chalk another one up for the, "it works" crowd.
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Old 02-06-2007, 05:24 PM   #75
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Well this thread was pretty entertaining.

I have to say that I have noticed that many threads have turned out this way recently...

Product threads were quite informative with pictures, impressions, comments, etc., but it seems that rampant criticism, fanboyism, and idiocy have taken control of the responses.

Overall, I'm glad to see the sway bar installed on the Yaris and I'm looking forward to more impressions, intelligent criticism, and less idiocy.
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Old 02-06-2007, 05:31 PM   #76
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I have to admit a certain level of skepticism on the efficacy of any inexpensive mod, but I don't really understand the need to make mulitple, thread-crapping comments. If you've done a mod and didn't see much benefit, by all means mention it, but why turn it into a big fight?

In any case, this mod is cheap enough and at least designed to address my biggest complaint about the Yaris' handling, so I think I'll be giving it a shot.
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:40 PM   #77
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Combinine the sway bar with stiffer springs and you should be all right.
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:49 PM   #78
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If I could (afordably) do that without also lowering the car, I'd be all over it. I might still buy the TRD springs, since they don't lower very much and keep the same relative F/R heights (I REALLY don' like the look of most of the other lowering springs, as they drop the rear too much in relation to the front).

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Combinine the sway bar with stiffer springs and you should be all right.
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:08 PM   #79
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I've not bottomed out my car on TTE springs ever, though its only two weeks since I installed it. The TTE springs turn out to be really comfortable and I have to say they aren't handling-oriented-stiff.

It appears that TTE found the exact spring rate balance between ride comfort and avoiding bottoming out the car while lowering it. Handling is not so much the focus of the springs... and no one complains of an uncomfortable car, they don't realize I've swapped the springs out.

I said in another thread they drop 30/25mm front to rear, so the car sits a little lower in front actually. Tein dressup springs and Tanabes seem to do an equal front and rear drop.

A lower front tends to shift the CG of the car forward a little as well, giving better on-power steering such as coming out of corners, but the trade off is a more nervous rear end when you brake.

I've let some air out of the rear tires to help cure the restless rear, though its not something I feel. More than one passenger told me that my rear end felt like it was stepping out when I drive enthusiastically, while I just feel that it comes around really well without feeling like the car is dragging its ass through corners.

But to come back on topic, I'm really interested in the sway bar too. How springs might come into play with the swaybar, is that if the springs are too stiff, the swaybar might not be able to transfer enough weight across to the unladen wheel to make a difference.
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:29 PM   #80
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I remember the pics of your car, Cleong, and I very much liked the stance. I'm not concerned with bottoming out so much as I just kinda like the stock ride height. But I don't at all like the pitching and rolling during turns.

So yeah, for $150 and an install that I can do myself? I'm going to give this bar a shot. Hell, if I don't feel any difference, I'm sure I can turn it around and not lose too much cash on the deal.
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:53 PM   #81
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Well with my Tanabe DF's, Tanabe upper strut bar, and Cusco lower tie bar, I too was told the overall improvements were all in my head...

The rear sway is next on my list.
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:43 PM   #82
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Well with my Tanabe DF's, Tanabe upper strut bar, and Cusco lower tie bar, I too was told the overall improvements were all in my head...

The rear sway is next on my list.
If you still have the stock tires, get rid of them. Putting something better on is the best thing you can do, even before springs.

Both the tie bars should have helped a little.. the spring should have been more dramatic though.

Who told you that?
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:55 AM   #83
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he's making fun on the original ass-umption that the sway bar does nothing, it's all in people's heads, hence the eye-rolling smiley... right?
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:57 AM   #84
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I remember the pics of your car, Cleong, and I very much liked the stance. I'm not concerned with bottoming out so much as I just kinda like the stock ride height. But I don't at all like the pitching and rolling during turns.

So yeah, for $150 and an install that I can do myself? I'm going to give this bar a shot. Hell, if I don't feel any difference, I'm sure I can turn it around and not lose too much cash on the deal.
I'd really suggest you plump for height adjustable suspension with stiffer springs then, given your preference for the stock ride height. I'm not sure if there's anyone making springs that let you maintain your stock ride height while reducing the pitching and rolling.

Of course, the swaybar's a much cheaper option, and I think even if the problem isn't completedly fixed, you're already halfway there, and then you can think about the suspension I mentioned above.
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:26 AM   #85
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C'mon cupcake, it was well below freezing and quite windy the day I did mine.
hehe, its minus 30 and 2 feet of snow where i live, garage is full of summer shit, table, chairs, snow blower....kids toys!!!
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:28 AM   #86
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Wow! for a minute i thought i was on honda tech. I hope it mellows in here thats why i like coming here: to get away from the b.s. of the other sites. If i had the car i would rock the sway.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:08 PM   #87
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Just ordered the TRD Sway bar along with TRD lowering springs, this should make a diffrence!
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:19 PM   #88
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:18 PM   #89
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Ordered the sway bar from Sparks last night. Was going to order the springs too, but I spent damn near $150 on dinner Friday night (sort of on accident) so those will have to wait while I get my alarm and window tinting installed.
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Old 03-03-2007, 10:27 AM   #90
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put the trd sway bar on today and it looks nice. not sure if it does anything yet, but springs are coming next......
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