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I have seen the lone review of the Titan bars, I know most of the opinions on this part of the forum re TRD BA Bars, but I was wondering if any seasoned road race guys have compared the Titan, and the TRD BA bars? I would probably run them with my HAs on the standard spring. Thanks, Carl.
 

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Well, I purchased some Titan bars, and I am replacing my HAs with JIC FLTA2s. I'll be at Sears Point next weekend, I'll post the results. Carl
 
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Well, I purchased some Titan bars, and I am replacing my HAs with JIC FLTA2s. I'll be at Sears Point next weekend, I'll post the results. Carl
I'm putting this setup on now, can't wait to see what it feels like (taking off KYB AGX/Eibachs); should be a big improvement.
 

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I will write a more formal review on the bars later, but, in short I liked them very much. For 275-40-17 rear, and 255-40-17 front V700s the car was perfectly neutral, with oversteer available as needed on a BPU car. There are many pictures of the car coming through the turns at Thunderhill raceway on this forum. Go to "500 pics" etc thread, and look for the RSP 97 on pages 8-9-10 of the pictures. the rear bar is a little stiff for the tire sizes I used as the rear bar needed to be full soft(1 of 3), while the front was full stiff(2 of 2). With the 275 front/315 rear that most road racers run the bars would be spot on, with the middle setting being used generally, and the other two positions, as needed.
I had the JIC FLTA2s set on full stiff in the front, and 12 of 16 in the rear. I might have been able to increase the damping in the rear a bit, and move the bar, but the car was behaving so well, I decided to leave it alone. The next time out will be April 10th at Sears point, and I should be a PT67 .68P trim with fuel, and Race Logic by then. I will of course test initially with the Race logic off. So all in all, the bars had the range of adjustment I needed, and the car did not exhibit any of the "skittering" that some road racers have complained about with the BA TRD bars. The track is fairly new, and the surface is very good. Also the car was absolutely "flat going through turn 1, a ~100mph sweeper. Hope that helps, I will be autocrossing the car in about a month as well, so they will be put to the test again, at that time. Carl
 

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No comparison, but then again, they cost 600.00 more. I love them both on the street, and on the track. They are perfect IMHO for a dual use car. Much better damped than the HAs, build quality is night and day. The A2s are not noisy like the HAs, they are down right pleasant on the street, and very competent on the track. Carl

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If you do not mind me asking where do you purchase the JICs from? I was thinking of upgrading to the JIC Flt-A2s in a few months or so.

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I will write a more formal review on the bars later, but, in short I liked them very much. For 275-40-17 rear, and 255-40-17 front V700s the car was perfectly neutral, with oversteer available as needed on a BPU car. There are many pictures of the car coming through the turns at Thunderhill raceway on this forum. Go to "500 pics" etc thread, and look for the RSP 97 on pages 8-9-10 of the pictures. the rear bar is a little stiff for the tire sizes I used as the rear bar needed to be full soft(1 of 3), while the front was full stiff(2 of 2). With the 275 front/315 rear that most road racers run the bars would be spot on, with the middle setting being used generally, and the other two positions, as needed.
I had the JIC FLTA2s set on full stiff in the front, and 12 of 16 in the rear. I might have been able to increase the damping in the rear a bit, and move the bar, but the car was behaving so well, I decided to leave it alone. The next time out will be April 10th at Sears point, and I should be a PT67 .68P trim with fuel, and Race Logic by then. I will of course test initially with the Race logic off. So all in all, the bars had the range of adjustment I needed, and the car did not exhibit any of the "skittering" that some road racers have complained about with the BA TRD bars. The track is fairly new, and the surface is very good. Also the car was absolutely "flat going through turn 1, a ~100mph sweeper. Hope that helps, I will be autocrossing the car in about a month as well, so they will be put to the test again, at that time. Carl
Carl, thanks for the info, now I'm excited to try out the car (it's been months waiting)
 

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I purchased the JICs from Chris/HPF, 1599.00 plus shipping, a great price IMHO. Carl
 

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Jim Swantko has the Whitelines, he likes them, but I do not think he tracks the car. Carl
 

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I believe that brian94ht uses the Whiteline bars, and he's an avid autocrosser/road course guy. You might ask him. :)

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IIRC, the Whiteline bars are very heavy. Not a big deal for a street car but something to consider if you autocross/road race competitively or you're just concerned about weight.

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Well I owe the group a formal review, but I would say that the Titan Bars are excellent, I have no complaints, only praise. Everything about them, from weight, to fitment, to performance is as advertised. Carl
FWIW, I wanted to do some Autocrossing before writing a full review. Street manners are perfect, and they worked perfectly on the road course.
 

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Jim Swantko has the Whitelines, he likes them, but I do not think he tracks the car. Carl
hahaha. not only does he not track his car, I don't think it has actually been DRIVEN since he put them on.

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hahaha. not only does he not track his car, I don't think it has actually been DRIVEN since he put them on.

hahaha
Lemme know when you want to line 'em up on 540 .... what a cute little turbo you have. :ghey:

The time is drawing near.... hide the children... muhahahahah
 

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damn, you find my posts where ever they are don't you? :D

I noticed you did not contradict my statement. And I don't care which sway bars you have on that thing, you'll never take me in the turns...
 
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