Group Buy: Custom Addco Anti-roll Bars

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Group Buy: Custom Addco Anti-roll Bars

Post by The Professor » Wed May 29, 2019 9:53 am

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Alright folks, I think we've come to a point in the lifecycle of the AL25 Tercel that we need to start looking into having parts made specifically for our little adventure-mobiles. Front anti-roll bars have been NLA for a long time and the supply of quality used parts is quickly drying up. There is a known issue with the OEM anti-roll bars failing due to rust where they attach to the front control arms.

My proposal to the forum is that we pool our efforts and produce new, replacement front anti-roll bars. I've spoken with a few people at Addco and we would need to commit to buying about 10 anti-roll bars for them to invest in the tooling for the parts. http://www.addco.net/aftermarket/catalog/toyota/ They list a few options for the AL-chassis Tercels, both 2WD and 4WD, but only for the rear end. I don't have a price quoted yet, but I would estimate that each bar would cost somewhere between $200-400 (probably on the low end of that) and we could have them built to whatever specifications we wanted. Larger diameter than stock, perhaps a chamfer where the threaded section meets the solid bar to reduce the chance of a crack forming over time?

Let's use this thread to discuss what we'd like to have in a front anti-roll bar. I'll maintain a list of those interested in joining the group buy and will act as the liaison between the Tercel forum and Addco. I won't ask for any money until the rubber hits the road, but if someone has a spare bar sitting around, we may need to send one to Addco as a template.

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Re: Group Buy: Custom Addco Anti-roll Bars

Post by NWMO » Wed May 29, 2019 10:22 am

Professor,

Thank you for spearheading this effort. My daily driver is in good shape, I haven't taken the time to check out my second car. Depending on demand and pricing, I may try to help out if needed. Thanks again.

Chris
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Re: Group Buy: Custom Addco Anti-roll Bars

Post by Erikwi » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:37 pm

how can i get the rear one?

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Re: Group Buy: Custom Addco Anti-roll Bars

Post by NWMO » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:27 am

Erik,

I just removed the rear “anti-sway” bar and don’t miss it. If you really want one, pm me and I’ll get pics/price.

Chris
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In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

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"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
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