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post #11 of 16 Old 06-12-2015, 03:01 PM
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I got it all installed and it was not bad at all. The total install should take about 1 hour to do. I also shot a video showing what I did and it should make it easier to install for all those a bit nervous about it. Once I have the video all edited I'll post it in a separate thread so it can be a DIY.

One thing I was wrong about was the connector end being water proof as it is not. How I solved the issue was to take some Black RTV, and put it into the connector ends where the wires go into the connector. DO NOT PUT RTV into the end that goes into the TVS module, only where the wires go into the connector. This is shown in the video.

On the mounting brackets there is a single and double bracket. The double bracket goes towards the engine on both sides.
Have you tested it? Do you feel any improvements on the handling?
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Have you tested it? Do you feel any improvements on the handling?
Yes, it feels stiffer when coming into turns like an S-curve. Before when I would come into this particular curve the car would lean, but now the car is more planted. Real happy with the results as the car is not too stiff like a race car would be.
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Yes, it feels stiffer when coming into turns like an S-curve. Before when I would come into this particular curve the car would lean, but now the car is more planted. Real happy with the results as the car is not too stiff like a race car would be.
I'm going to be following your mods!!! i did the LED bulb swap too. I saw your post on ClubLexus. I did it on my other car too since its a camry and it uses the same bulbs.
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I'm going to be following your mods!!! i did the LED bulb swap too. I saw your post on ClubLexus. I did it on my other car too since its a camry and it uses the same bulbs.
How do you like the new bulbs?

I'm going to be putting on dimpled and slotted rotors. The rear ones are already out for $198 a pair, but the fronts are still not out yet. It's probably because it is 2 piece with rotor hat (hub), and rotor ring. Once they are out that will be the next upgrade. You get better stopping. Brembo go for $4K just for the front, but that includes a 6 piston caliper and drilled and slotted rotors, which is way too much for me.

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DIY - Tanabe Strut Tower Brace Install

Here is the link to the DIY in the Suspension section:

https://www.rc350forum.com/forum/whee...e-install.html
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dont forget to post pics!!! and of course a review on it.
Will do, and I'll keep the inner speed demon at bay for as long as possible.
Take a look at mine
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