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Gas Tokico Shocks - Lowering Car Today! :) #443008 Apr 15, 6:33am Apr 15, 6:33am
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Gas Tokico Shocks - Lowering Car Today! :)
Well yesterday my Eibach sportlines came along with my Tokico shocks. I have a question though - since they are gas shocks, will I need to refill them ever?

I'll post pics later smile The TRD exhaust goes on tomorrow morning! WOOHOOO!

Thanks smile

--Kristin


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Re: Gas Tokico Shocks - Lowering Car Today! :) [Re: bajoconstruction] #443009 Apr 15, 8:55am Apr 15, 8:55am
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^^ You don't have to refill them ever, they enclosed gas/liquid design that sealed from the factory.

I'm seriously interested in how the feel of it is afterwards. I was thinking of getting the exact same setup, but wasn't sure the Tokico could handle the Sportlines. Please give us your driving test impressions, like how it rides on smooth and rough roads.

Re: Gas Tokico Shocks - Lowering Car Today! :) [Re: GTS_Rosh] #443010 Apr 15, 9:27am Apr 15, 9:27am
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Originally Posted by GTS_Rosh
^^ You don't have to refill them ever, they enclosed gas/liquid design that sealed from the factory.

I'm seriously interested in how the feel of it is afterwards. I was thinking of getting the exact same setup, but wasn't sure the Tokico could handle the Sportlines. Please give us your driving test impressions, like how it rides on smooth and rough roads.
Yeah I'll let you know tonight smile I've never heard of it not being able to handle the sportlines. I'll be on smooth and rough roads and freeway tonight so I'll have plenty of info I'm sure smile I can't wait, my ride's lookin hot!


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Re: Gas Tokico Shocks - Lowering Car Today! :) [Re: bajoconstruction] #443011 Apr 15, 10:01am Apr 15, 10:01am
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take some updated pictures gurl thumbsup

Re: Gas Tokico Shocks - Lowering Car Today! :) [Re: celiwhite] #443012 Apr 15, 10:02am Apr 15, 10:02am
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ok lol so now we're talking about shocks again...WTFFFF confused confused confused confused confused confused confused confused shocks or struts.


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Re: Gas Tokico Shocks - Lowering Car Today! :) [Re: Eman] #443013 Apr 15, 10:07am Apr 15, 10:07am
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tokico doesn't recomend you lowering ur car more than 1.75in with the HP shocks... you will void the warrenty (if you get it) and ur shocks will not last as long


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Re: Gas Tokico Shocks - Lowering Car Today! :) [Re: EuRoBoYGT] #443014 Apr 15, 10:11am Apr 15, 10:11am
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how much did you get ur shocks/struts for kristin?

Re: Gas Tokico Shocks - Lowering Car Today! :) [Re: EuRoBoYGT] #443015 Apr 15, 12:00pm Apr 15, 12:00pm
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Originally Posted by EuRoBoYGT
tokico doesn't recomend you lowering ur car more than 1.75in with the HP shocks... you will void the warrenty (if you get it) and ur shocks will not last as long
Hmmm, I've never heard that. I'll have to look into it. These are the ones I got:

Tokico 2000 - 2004 HP series, non-adjustable, set of 4
Eibach Sportline springs 2000 - 2004 Approx. lowering- front 1.8", rear 2.4", set of 4

I don't see anything about the warranty.

Celiwhite I got everything for $480, PLUS they included a $20 check (Have no idea why LOL, but HEY, I'll take it!)

-Kristin kiss


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Re: Gas Tokico Shocks - Lowering Car Today! :) [Re: bajoconstruction] #443016 Apr 15, 12:27pm Apr 15, 12:27pm
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You may have problems in the rear, the spring rate for the Tokico HP shock and spring set is only 1.25"s. I'm having Tokico HP struts w/ Tein Stechs installed next week, a 1.5" drop. smile 1/4 inch lower than they suggest. Wheel and tire size makes a difference also. Hope it works out OK for you! thumbsup wave


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Re: Gas Tokico Shocks - Lowering Car Today! :) [Re: zugzug12] #443017 Apr 15, 1:12pm Apr 15, 1:12pm
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you need to refill the shocks every time you pump gas into your car lollol j/k tongue

wow, i thought when you bought springs that drop your car almost 2" you need to replace your shocks/struts, but you got new shocks/strut...but now they're gonna go out too?

i hope it works out for you Kris wave

thank jeebus i got the S.Tech springs tasty


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Re: Gas Tokico Shocks - Lowering Car Today! :) [Re: Zero] #443018 Apr 15, 9:16pm Apr 15, 9:16pm
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shocks/struts
peace pipe/crack pipe same thing,
rofljust different spring placement!

Re: Gas Tokico Shocks - Lowering Car Today! :) [Re: Zero] #443019 Apr 15, 11:04pm Apr 15, 11:04pm
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Originally Posted by Zero
you need to refill the shocks every time you pump gas into your car lollol j/k tongue

wow, i thought when you bought springs that drop your car almost 2" you need to replace your shocks/struts, but you got new shocks/strut...but now they're gonna go out too?

i hope it works out for you Kris wave

thank jeebus i got the S.Tech springs tasty
LMAO now tht's some funny stuff!

After 4 1/2 hours of labor my Celi rides nice and smooth! Even better than before! They ordered me a camber kit so my tires don't wear out.

I tell ya though, those rear shocks are a PAIN IN THE A$$ to remove (stock ones). It was cool though, they let me help out and taught me a few things. The labor would have end up costing nearly $500 - but I got away with only paying $100 smile

I will post pics tomorrow as I'm beat right now and the garage is not a good place for pics at night smile It looks and feels great!

The ride is SUPER smooth on a smooth road, yet I did notice a bit of a pull, but that will go away after the camber kit is installed and I get it aligned.

On a REALLY bumpy road, the ride is "choppy" and not bouncy at all. I just drove slower and this fixed the choppiness.

Hope that answers any questions about my setup smile Good night!

Kristin


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Re: Gas Tokico Shocks - Lowering Car Today! :) [Re: bajoconstruction] #443020 Apr 15, 11:28pm Apr 15, 11:28pm
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^^^sounds awesome thumbsup


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Re: Gas Tokico Shocks - Lowering Car Today! :) [Re: Zero] #443021 Apr 17, 6:11pm Apr 17, 6:11pm
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have fun breakin it in!!!! plus get some pics on there too!

Re: Gas Tokico Shocks - Lowering Car Today! :) [Re: 01trdcelica] #443022 Apr 17, 8:01pm Apr 17, 8:01pm
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yep yep if you have HP Blues you will need the prokit springs .

Re: Gas Tokico Shocks - Lowering Car Today! :) [Re: Larry_GTS] #443023 Apr 17, 8:07pm Apr 17, 8:07pm
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do the Shocks drop you at all for example , how low am I actually with the prokit springs ??

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