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Is There a Strut Bar for the Tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dpak, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Jul 29, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    dpak

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    Hello - I just purchased a '07 Double Cab/Short Bed, and was curious if there is a strut bar for the Tacoma? Before getting the Tacoma, I drove a a '06 Civic Si and loved the way it handled. Now, I'm not trying to speed in and out of turns or curves, but just trying to improve the handling.

    I tried searching for this topic but no success in finding results.
     
  2. Jul 29, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    not too sure, but they may have made one for the x-runners.
     
  3. Jul 29, 2010 at 5:04 PM
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    Considering the Tacoma utilizes a frame on body design VS the Civic's uni-body design, I'm pretty sure the answer is no, although I cannot say that with complete certainty. I cant see any real benefit to having a strut bar on the Tacoma since the strut essentially mounts directly to the chassis causing very little, if any deviation from one side to the other while cornering.
     
  4. Jul 29, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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    they have rear sway bars for the x-runners im pretty sure. not sure if they'd work on anything else.
     
  5. Jul 29, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    They Tacoma does not use a real strut. It is a coil-over shock assembly. The front suspension uses a Short - Long arm suspension. The control arms are where all the forces are applied, and transfered to the frame. A Civc uses a Macphereson Strut. There is only one, lower, control arm. The upper part of the knuckle is attached to the strut and the top of the strut then is bolted to a bucket in the frame. Since the Strut is the second connecting point for the knuckle, it takes a lot of the road force, which then translates to the frame and ends up with flex. That is what the strut bar is for, to help prevent any flex at that point. Not sure if I explained this very well, but hope it helps.
     
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