TRD Front Strut Tower Brace Installation Photos

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TRD Front Strut Tower Brace Translated Instructions

When I received my TRD front strut tower brace, I was ecstatic. The form and finish was spectacular. But once I checked out the instruction manual, I knew I was in for quite an adventure, since it was completely in Japanese !
Luckily I work with someone who is fluent in Japanese. Thanks goes to Hirota-san for translating this installation manual. It's not a complete translation, but all the pertinent stuff is here.
NOTE: Any comments I have added are embedded [in brackets] below. Please use this as a helpful guideline - there is no guarantee to the accuracy of this translation, and you must take the full responsibility for your own installation.
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TRD Racing Development 53607-JA810
TRD Racing Sporty Driving Parts Strut Tower Bar Mounting & Handling Instruction Paper

Part Numbers and Applicable Models

Part Number Type Model Year Notes
53607-JA810 Supra JZA80 All Turbo ONLY

No. Item Quantity Description
1 Tower Bar 1 "Made with Steel"
2 Washer 2 0.9mm thick
3 Washer 4 1.6mm thick
4 Instructions 1 n/a

[Note, I also received 4 lock washers which I used in conjunction with Item #3]
Cautions when Installing
  • "Please make sure the tower bar does not interfere with other parts"
  • "Do not tear the parts"
  • "Use ONLY with Supra Turbo"

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Mounting Instructions
  1. Remove the three nuts and plate from each front suspension support. The plates you remove will NOT be used. The nuts will be re-used.
  2. Mount the tower bar with the "4 hole" side to the left side of the car. See the diagram. Place the correct washers between the suspension support and the tower bar. [Basically, make sure the TRD logo is on the driver's side of the car (assuming you have a standard US left-hand-drive car of course), and use the thin washers on the outboard positions on each strut. I also installed the four "extra" lock washers above the tower brace and below the nuts.]
  3. Install and torque the nuts to 365 kgf x cm. [This translates to roughly 26.4 ft lbs of torque]
[Special note: My 1997 Supra had an ignitor module mounted directly on the driver's side strut tower - this would NOT re-install in it's original location once the brace was installed. I solved this by relocating the ignitor module towards the master brake cylinder side, and attached it to one of the suspension studs with the existing nut]
Cautions when Installing
  • "Please make sure the tower bar does not interfere with other parts"
  • "Do not tear the parts"
  • "Use ONLY with Supra Turbo"
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