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Old 03-26-2008, 10:24 AM
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Looking for quick info and pic request

I'm looking at the Tokico Illumina shocks and springs package. It goes for about $600 and the springs have a 1.25 in drop. Anyone have this set on their car and can someone provide pics of a 4th gen with 15s and a 1.25 drop? I'm wondering if an inch and a quarter is gonna be too small of a change.
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:14 PM
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I've read some good things about tockicos, and it sounds like a good price. Sounds like because I'm not sure what a good price is in US$.

As for whether or not a 1.25 inch drop will be enough is for you to determine. Have a quick run though the members ride's section and check the ride heights.

Some love the look of a 2"+ on 15s, others think 1.25 is enough. Personally I say 1.25 is enough.
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:12 PM
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you got potholes? construction on every street? go up driveways, mcd's some malls/supermarkets **** like that..1.25 is enough..unless you want to do a 45* turn on every driveway then your good..but if theres nothing there..drop that mf'er!!!
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Well I don't want to slam it or anything, just looking for something to kill that wheel gap. (between 1.25 and 2 inches) I'll probally be ordering this set and probally the Tanabe sway bars and lower tie bar sets. I'd say I'm pretty comfortable with the car's limits as it stands but it could use less body roll. Should I be looking at camber kits and all that crap to while I'm at it?
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Wher are you getting this set? Ebay?
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Camber should be right for a 1.25 drop, but if less bodyroll is your thing then I'd also reccommend a rear swaybar and upgraded rear endlinks.
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Well I'll be going to a local shop to see what they can order for me but will probally just order from Option Auto. Anyone delt with this site before?



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Little update, I just ordered the Tokico Illumina kit (1.5 drop all around) Suspension Tech swaybar set and Ingalls front and rear camber kit. Will update next week!
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thats more than a little update...new suspension is a big deal
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Ok, it's pretty much a whole new suspension lol. The best thing is it came to 1g and some change so I feel I got a pretty sweet deal. We'll see how installation goes next week. I sure hope my tires aren't too high lol
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1g is a great price for what you got. I'm sure you're goin to be VERY happy with the results. Tires would be my only worry........ The illumina's are adjustable so you can keep your ride height up until you get lower profile rubber.
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Yeah, I do have some pretty tall rubber lol. I'll just have to bash my fenders in a bit if I have problems, but lets hope I don't.
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can't wait to see pics man. keep us updated.
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Suspension Techniques Front and Rear Swaybars are in! Was pretty much a breeze putting them in except for the front because you have to remove an exhaust hanger bracket. Those bars are HEAVY. I also blasted all kinds of dirt out of the wheel wells while the tires were off. Test drive coming soon! Rained all last night so I'm gonna go out a little later. Ingalls Camber kits and Tokico set up next weekend, plus alignment!
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alright sweet..im lookin into Tokico myself...so i cant wait to see your ride
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No, they came with new mounts and bushings though. I THINK the Progress bar is the one that comes with endlinks.
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They feel very balenced. You definatly feel a difference. I'm gonna play around today on my way to work because it's Sunday and not many cars will be on the road. :D
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Pics dammit! Come to think of it, pics or ban!
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Here are some shots of the rear. I don't have any pics of the front because...well....I just realized that the front endlinks are facing down and not up. Thanks for making me take pic, I probally owe one of you my life lol.

In other news: My car is now the ****ing drift master. It's soooo easy to slide the rear out if you want and just power slide through turns. I took a coworker to lunch today and took him through this sweet 90 degree-ish wide turn where two lanes turn into three doing about 50 and had quite a laugh. Anyway, I gotta go eat and fix those endlinks. Quick snaps before it's lowered this weekend:







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Looks like I'll be waiting another week to lower it. My power steering rack has finally kicked the bucket so I'll have to order a new one before the Tokicos go on. Anyway, the stuff is in. The Tokico set comes with a cool key chain with a flat head groove on the end of it so you can adjust the shocks in no time lol.
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Just got back from getting her aligned. I'm gonna take some pics after I wash it but I'll drop a fun spoiler pic.



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