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This was done on a ae82 but its mostly the same for other corolla models.i scored the swaybar from "BRAD" from the twincam.info forum for $200 delivered.


Screwdriver set

Socket/ratchet set.

Die grinder/hole saw/drill


Allan key set

Adj. wrench



1. Remove the top plastic trim covering the strut top mount 2x screws, 3x10mm bolts. Fold the back seats away and if you can, remove the parcel tray

2. Take the mounting off the strut brace (if you can) and place it on top of the plastic and roughly mark out where the hole would be using a texter or pen or some ****


3. With your die grinder (or drill with hole saw bit) start cutting away at the plastic. You dont need to cut much away, just enough so the mount will stick through. I used a die grinder with a metal bur for this.



4. When you think you have it lined up, take the 3x 14mm strut top mount nuts off and test fit the bracket. You will need to jiggle and bend the plastic a little bit to get in there. If it doesn't line up keep grinding/drilling until your happy with it.

5. Bolt the brace bracket in place (dont be shy tightening the mount nuts back up) and do the same to the other side. When you have mounted both of the brackets in place wind the adj. mounts on the BRACE all the way in and test fit the brace to the brackets. If your happy with it then bolt the brace to brackets and tighten the adj. nuts on the bracket (i used a adj. wrench). You will need a 15mm OPEN ENDED spanner and either a 6 or 8mm allan key to bolt it up.



6. Install the plastic trims/parcel tray/seats and tidy any left over markings/plastic remains etc. And MOST IMPORTANTLY have a beer and go and fang it around some corners ;)



If you have a strut brace where you cant take the brackets off from the actual brace (Ultra Racing Australia) then you will need to remove the plastic trim to cut the hole for the bracket (which may involve removing the back seats) or cut a slot in the trim to fit it.

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