- HighTech1011 wrote:
- Thanks for the suggestion. I did notice it has a fair amount of body roll when taking turns. I was looking at getting both the front and rear sway bars, as well as front and rear strut bracing, and eventually a set of coilovers to lower the CG a tad.
This car does but a grin on my face. The sound it makes when opening it up in 3 and 4 gear, and how easily it "gets up and goes" when doing so brings a smile to my face every time.
couple of things.. if the shocks/springs need to be replaced that would help with the body roll. It's up to you to change the front sway bar, but it does require that you drop the front subframe a little for clearance. It's in their really tight!
TRD (toyota racing) didn't offer a front sway bar upgrade just the rear, so that makes you think it didn't need one. I have the stock front sway and the TRD rear on my tC1 and it is a perfect feel! I can see why they never messed with the front. You're free to do what you want, just giving you my perspective.
Oh and about the front/rear strut tower braces. The rear does not need one, and you probably will not find an aftermarket company making them. It's because the tC1 has the strut tower reinforcement already built into the chassis! Yup, I found this out when I went looking to get a rear strut tower brace. The front is available, TRD makes one as other aftermarket companies.
If you still have the stock exhaust the reason the tune changes (along with more torque) at those rpms is because the stock muffler has a flap inside that will open up above 2800-3000 rpms that allows more of a straight-through exhaust path! Very cool that they put that in there. And of course this engine is for torque down low which is always a grin-producing effect! Sure, it's not some 600hp Mustang Shelby, but for what it is, it's satisfying.
If you get coilovers, that will definitely help with the body roll. Recently (Still have to post this up soon) when I replaced the suspension, I went back to the original Toyota shocks/springs. I did this because of the roads in Michigan! Not to mention that the last set lasted me 13years! between performance/budget/longevity it's why I did. what brand of coilovers were you thinking of? I know tein makes a nice set, but people say to go with the top of the line that you can actually have a module that is electronic and controls the settings remotely.. plus that the rebound/compression is adjustable for the shocks compared to the standard/basic version.