wats better trd strut bar or hotchkis. i got dooped. i went to go pick up my xB after the acessory install, i thought i was gettng a hotchkis instead they slapped on a trd. should i stay with my trd or be like where is my hotchkis?
02-24-2004, 04:30 AM
are they charging yu for the TRD bar price? if not, go with the more expensive one. i don't kno the price difference.
i would choose the TRD just because everyone has the hotchkis, and i don't think the difference in reenforcement would be much different.
02-24-2004, 05:04 AM
I heard the TRD is better. The Hotchkis is said to be bendable...someone also complained that theirs started to crack... Check the Corner Carvers (http://www.scionlife.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=7) section...
02-24-2004, 01:20 PM
I thought it was the finish that started to crack, not the bar itself... but either way the Hotchkis bar (as per the ScionLife store (http://www.scionlife.com/store/catStressbars.php))
02-24-2004, 01:38 PM
I like that the TRD is blue...we've sold two Hotchkis and none TRD so far.....the two people that did buy the Hotchkis bar do really like though....they feel it make a big difference....if I had a thundercloud I'd go with the TRD other wise I go Hotchkis...
02-24-2004, 02:17 PM
they are probably both equally useless. pick the pretty one.
02-24-2004, 03:13 PM
Get the TRD, and if you don't like it I'll trade you for my Hotchkis. I got mine with the Hotchkis but now I wish I had gotten it without and put the TRD one on. Got TRD springs, struts, and exhaust, might as well have the Strut bar toooo.
i paid 225 for the bar. im going to check the trdusa website to see if i was overcharged. i thought hotchkis was more expensive.
but i dislike teh blue color i wish it was powedercoated to match the exterior. but thas asking too much from a dealer
02-24-2004, 07:46 PM
My dealer charges $200 for the TRD front strut tie bar and $225 for the Hotchkis one. I decided to save the 25 bucks and get the TRD, plus the blue bar looks cool inside my Polar White. :lol:
the trd bar is 150 from trdusa. i call ____ing ripoff on behalf of my dealer. :twisted:
02-24-2004, 10:13 PM
It's $126 before shipping (add state tax for NC folks) from toyotaparts4u.com
go with the JIC strut bar, it is sturdy and will not bend if you put your weight on it. It is very stiff and clean SS .
02-25-2004, 12:52 AM
they are all going to the same for the car. get what you like.