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Does anyone have these installed?

Tom's Front and Rear Lower Suspension Braces
PLP Rear Strut Bar
PLP Rear Trunk Bar

How were the installs? Pretty straightforward? The PLP bars should be no problem, but I'm wondering about the Tom's braces. TIA. :chill:
 

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i have the cusco braces.. they are a breeze to install... 8 bolts total for the cusco rear brace..

as for the strut and trunk bars.. i have the cusco as well. shouldn't take more than 30 minutes to install .. the hardest part would be cutting the trunk liners.
 

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I agree with peterc its a pretty easy install just figuring out where to cut the Liner in the trunk is the hardest. I have the Cusco C.F. If I would have known you where wanting a rear Strut bar. I would have showed you mine at the PFS meet. Sorry its not the PLP you want but its pretty close bro lol. Any questions feel free to PM me.

About the Tom's braces I know Inochi03 has the trd ones under his car might wanna check with him about the braces bro.



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Thanks. I got a sick deal on the PLP bars so I went with all of them. As for the Braces, I'm seeing Inochi this upcoming weekend I think and will ask him then.
 

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the trd braces fit with no modifications, i believe the tom's braces are a little thicker and you have to cut and modify the underbody paneling in order for them to fit properly

not sure about the plp bars but i want to see them on your car if you get them

i think chin kwan has all the tom's braces and tie bars and rods on his car, i haven't seen him post but i'll try to find his posts about the bars later

wino - where did you get your plp bars from? hook a brotha up
 

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I have the full set of TRD under body braces front & rear & the 3 TOMS rods for the rear only so far.. .Andrew will be hooking me up with the front TOM's rods soon i hope, & i also have the Cusco CF rr strut brace, & the A51 front Strut brace...

the PLP trunk brace is coming soon, & that will be about it for me for the bracing etc........


hell, after I get the front TOM's rods, the only thing left to do would be to get a full freaking Roll cage.... :eek:


DAMN my car handles freaking awesome..... the chassis rigidity is awesome & the li'l bitch is just rock solid & always ready to hammer!! :p


driving was never so fun while still being so refined & civilized...
 

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Inochi3 said:
the trd braces fit with no modifications, i believe the tom's braces are a little thicker and you have to cut and modify the underbody paneling in order for them to fit properly

not sure about the plp bars but i want to see them on your car if you get them

i think chin kwan has all the tom's braces and tie bars and rods on his car, i haven't seen him post but i'll try to find his posts about the bars later

wino - where did you get your plp bars from? hook a brotha up
Thanks bro. All of these items should be arriving at my house today and tomorrow. I have like 10 packages coming in the mail...talk about a second christmas!! :eek: :p

i will show you my set up this weekend at the install party. :D

I will attempt to install everything before this weekend...just so i can show it off at the party. 8)
 

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Wino_II said:
I will attempt to install everything before this weekend...just so i can show it off at the party. 8)
Looooooooser :)









Actually, I really cannot wait to see these (in action as well).
 

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edgy said:
I have the full set of TRD under body braces front & rear & the 3 TOMS rods for the rear only so far.. .Andrew will be hooking me up with the front TOM's rods soon i hope, & i also have the Cusco CF rr strut brace, & the A51 front Strut brace...

the PLP trunk brace is coming soon, & that will be about it for me for the bracing etc........


hell, after I get the front TOM's rods, the only thing left to do would be to get a full freaking Roll cage.... :eek:


DAMN my car handles freaking awesome..... the chassis rigidity is awesome & the li'l bitch is just rock solid & always ready to hammer!! :p


driving was never so fun while still being so refined & civilized...

hey edgy,
did you have any issues of the braces clearing the header/ypipe area?
 

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redline814 said:
Wino_II said:
I will attempt to install everything before this weekend...just so i can show it off at the party. 8)
Looooooooser :)


Actually, I really cannot wait to see these (in action as well).
don't forget that little add a fuse biatch! :lol: Its only been like a month without my fogs :-?
 

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Frydryce wrote:
hey edgy,
did you have any issues of the braces clearing the header/ypipe area?
nope... there was no issue at all in that area...

I DID have a little issue when i put the stock resonator back in.... it was knocking on the RR TRD Brace cuz the chamber on the resonator is larger in diameter than the DT motorwerks B pipe i had in there, so it began to knock a bit .. i pulled the resonator off & used the BLUDGEON approach & beat a nice dent into it with a hammer ... now it clears perfectly no sweat :lol: :lol:


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Yeah, I am still here.. I have just lurked around mostly as the topics tend to repeat over and over again..

I have made a detailed review on all the braces... I have all the TOM's Braces except the two subframe braces which I got TRD instead due to the ever slightest bit of additional clearance over the TOM'S..

If you have specific questions not covered in my previous review, I will be more then happy to answer them..

I am still saving up for the PLP front tower bar..seems like a good piece..
 

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Where is this review you speak of? Also...I have all three PLP bars...and I love the new strong feel of my car. 8)

Chin Kwan said:
Yeah, I am still here.. I have just lurked around mostly as the topics tend to repeat over and over again..

I have made a detailed review on all the braces... I have all the TOM's Braces except the two subframe braces which I got TRD instead due to the ever slightest bit of additional clearance over the TOM'S..

If you have specific questions not covered in my previous review, I will be more then happy to answer them..

I am still saving up for the PLP front tower bar..seems like a good piece..
 
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