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Yeh haven't got the funds for a trd one at the mo how much would you pay for a tte one as I might be able to get one for my t sport but don't want to pay over the odds for it.

Would love a trd one though!

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to make things clearer:

the facelift Tsports have a Toyota Strut brace (with damper) as standard. (£400 from toyota)

the compressors have a TTE solid strut brace as standard. (£230 from toyota)

there is also the TRD solid strut brace. (£230 from fensport)

I've now have both types of strut brace on the car. The standard brace is better than no brace, but lacks the initial "turn in" of the solid brace, however the solid brace can be a little harsh over speed bumps etc...

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The strut brace isn't a tte one but the seller has become a pain in the *****! Been sent a pic of the whole strut brace and it looks split on the actual bar on the left hand side.

Asked the seller to send a close up and all I got was it's not cracked 100% trust me so I asked to see the pic again if he can't supply one I'm not interested.

What do you all recon?

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Hi All,

Sorry to resurrect an old topic but what would people think was a reasonable amount for a pair of TTE strut braces (front and rear)?? I saw that someone paid £70 for their damped TTE front one on this topic, so would you say £150 was a good price for both?



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which rear brace do you mean? the one that comes standard with the facelift (underseat brace) or the TRD rear boot brace.

If anyone is after a facelift dampered front strut brace there is a blue pre facelift on eBay for 1300 thats a cat D and non starter. might be worth an offer :rolleyes: Its also got the TTE exhaust fitted and typhoon. its been relisted twice so they might be desperate for a bit of cash.

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which rear brace do you mean? the one that comes standard with the facelift (underseat brace) or the TRD rear boot brace.

I'll admit i'm not 100% sure as i've not seen it in person - but it's advertised as a TTE one though. It's fitted under the seats? That's a new one on me, but I guess it's done that way to maintain the seat's lie-flat function. Has anyone got a pic of this brace to share so I know what i'm looking at?

If anyone is after a facelift dampered front strut brace there is a blue pre facelift on ebay for 1300 thats a cat D and non starter. might be worth an offer :rolleyes: Its also got the TTE exhaust fitted and typhoon. its been relisted twice so they might be desperate for a bit of cash.

Not that i'm saying that this is prompted me to ask the question in the first place, but......



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hey , how much was your top brace and how does it bolt in ? if you could get pics of the bolt in that would be awsome ,ive just had an underseat strutbrace made for me so if i could get some dimensions i may get a top one made up aswell :)

any sizes you could give me along with pics would be great


S c o t t y

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Well I don't know the Length of the bar as there is probs another 100mm hidden from veiw on each side.

The kit comes with a stright bar and two brackets


You have to remove the boot lining at each side and attatch these brakets to the seatbelt mechanism


So it should look like this (these two are from the opposite side to the picture above)



Then the bar is attached to the bracket at each side using two bolts.

The plastic trim needs to be cut to allow the bar to fit and still be hidden by the parcel shelf.

Hope this helps

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Hey i didn't know that you get a REAR lower strut brace for a facelift Corolla...are they really as standard on all T sports??? And will it fit on 1.6 Hacth Rolla?

Speaking of front engine bay struts...just came across this one off eBay



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Remember they're not TTE, just Toyota. the official TTE brace is solid metal.

as for price £150 for both is a good price, don't expect a lot from them though.

Thought as much, thanks MD. How comes I shouldn't be expecting too much of them then? I don't plan on making the car a track day machine, it's a very comfortable and reasonably economical daily driver/commuter that goes BANZAI when the mood takes me!

The opinion i've formed from driving my PFL, is that the main flaw in the CTS factory setup is the wheel & tyre size. Since fitting my 17" with 225/45 tyres it's improved the grip and handling significantly.

The way I see it, these Toyota braces will add a bit of lateral rigidity to my suspension setup without making it too "crash bang wallop". I guess that's what the dampers are for!! I plan to drop the car on TTE springs when I have the cash, so making the setup almost exactly like a factory standard facelift model.

I think that would do nicely for someone like me who values the comfort & quality of the Rolla's ride almost as much as the mentalist/schizo nature of the engine response!

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