TRD Rear Sway Bar from dealer for $78 (CAD). What!??

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  1. Issy Car

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    Well, whole project on hold. Seems you can't trust everything you read on the internet! :unsure:
    I ordered the Whiteline BTR77. Manufacturers site says it doesn't fit the C. Other vendor sites (at least 3 separate ones) say it does.
    When I got it in my hands and checked under the car I could see it doesn't fit the C.
    Waiting on my return instructions now.
     
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    Bummer, yeah searching the part number it comes up with the early 2000's Corolla or the Lexus CT.

    The C would need something shaped more like:

    Cusco:
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    TRD:
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    Ultra Racing:
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    I think it will be the TRD once I get the return settled.
     
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    I have a question for anyone here who has installed the red TRD sway bar. My bar is on the way BTW!

    Question is, do I need to jack up the car to install the bar? I have ramps and was hoping I could just do that. Just don't know how much the springs will compress if I take off the bolt for the rear shock like the install instructions say. Thanks all!
     
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    No. I installed mine without lifting the car at all.
    Took about 10 minutes with hand tools only.
    14mm combo wrench and a 14mm socket/ratchet.
    You don't even fully remove the bolts for the shocks, just the nuts.
     
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    I found the same info after searching around too. But nice to hear it first hand. Thanks!!
     
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    I was going to say this... but it had been a while since I'd done mine and couldn't remember for certain. Thanks Blue.
     
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    Thanks for your help Blue, ztanos, and Brandon
    Done today.
     

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    Does that push the rear wheels out a bit, just curious?
     
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    Not at all. I didn't unbolt anything that would move the wheels.
    It attaches to part of where the rear shocks sit and also bolts to existing holes in the shock frame.
     
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    I need to re-torque my sway bar after three years of usage. Can anyone paste up the manual or tell me the torque setting for the bolts? Thank you.
     
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    The instruction sheet says torque the bolt that is attached to the rear shock to 36 ft lbs.
    Torque the other bolt to 44 ft lbs.

    Sparks parts has the PDF if you want to see it. Here.
     
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    Anyone know if there is a larger diameter front sway bar available?
     
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    Cusco makes a front and rear set. I've been thinking about ordering them and letting the TRD rear go.
     
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    Thanks, just ordered the TRD rear. I can’t justify the Cusco tax just for a matching set.
     
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    Do you have the TRD front? If so, are you also thinking about letting it go?
     
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