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Old 04-06-2003, 01:29 AM   #1
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Default Tokico Shocks And Springs

I have the tokico shocks and springs on my car and just want to give them the highest remarks. I have had no problems at all with them and they are very responsive. The springs are a 1.5" drop which is just low enough for people to traverse their area. The are not bouncy and the ride is very comfortable. It is just as good as stock in my opinion. I would recomend these to anyone. I ordered them from www.optauto.com they come as a package and cost me $350. You can get the illuminas for 500 with springs.

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Old 10-17-2003, 12:31 AM   #2
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:banana: i would recomend the Tyen EDCS you can adjusted any way you whant to with out getting out of your car! now if you dont whant to spend close to 2g's i had a 2002 prelude that got stollen :bawl: and i had onther $50 wepon r coil overs that i used to replace $350 skunk 2 that just plain sucked! with Tokico 5 way adjustable and it has been by far the best ride i have ever had! :banana:
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Old 04-15-2007, 06:55 PM   #3
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This was the funnest addition to my ride, the illumina set puts a mild not wild drop. These should be stock on civics.
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they are nice quality and the ride is nice, but the drop wasn't quite aggressive enough for me.
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Old 04-15-2007, 09:50 PM   #5
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4 year old thread...and wow, holy giant avatar for that Pengwyn guy, lol...

Anyways, since this thread has been re-opened, I might as well say that I was actually thinking about the basic Tokico package for my car. With 15" rims on it the wheel well gap actually isn't that bad compared to some of the other Hondas, so I was thinking the HP package might work out pretty good for me. Either that, or the Eibach Pro-kit.

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Old 04-16-2007, 05:13 AM   #6
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tokico has a nice package, but i'd probably go with the eibach kit if i were you.
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Not to disagree, but my buddys eibach pro kit ended up having sag in less than a year, maybe mine will have it too, will see?
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yeah, eibachs seem to do that. my brothers sagged like crazy
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yeah, eibachs seem to do that. my brothers sagged like crazy
Did you notice much sag over time on your Tokico springs?
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Did you notice much sag over time on your Tokico springs?
none. which kind of disappointed me further with these springs since i wasn't happy with the drop to begin with. Now i've got these H&R's ready to put on and i've heard they sag, which could be interesting considerig they are rated for 2.5"/2.2" drops.
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Hmmm...see that sounds like good news for me, because I'm looking for a very minimal drop that won't sag much in the future. That sucks for you though, especially if you plan on going with larger wheels in the future. Even just having 15"s on my car really cuts down on the fender-well gap, so if you're going to add rims in the future, plus the H&R springs that will drop 2.5" inches and probably sag a bit lower too, you'll really have that slammed look.
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yea, i'm wonderig how it would look right now with a set of 15" wheels. If it could cut the wheel gap a bit more, i'd probably not even bother with the H&R's
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yea, i'm wonderig how it would look right now with a set of 15" wheels. If it could cut the wheel gap a bit more, i'd probably not even bother with the H&R's
If somebody you know has a set of 4X100 15" rims that they'd be willing to let you swap onto your car just to see how they would look I'd do that.

Now I'm not for sure, but it's entirely possible that the Integras sit a little bit lower from the factory than Civics do. I know people swap Integra suspensions onto Civics so I'm assuming there's some difference there. Even so though, if you could try out a set of wheels that would probably give you a good idea of whether or not you want to go any lower.

Right now though, on stock springs and 15" wheels, there's about a 2-2 1/2" gap between the fender and wheel on my car, both front and back, so I'm thinking if the Tokico kit drops by about 1.5" like it says it's supposed to, that would be just about all I need.

Oh, one quick question for you. With the Tokico kit have you ever seen a need for camber adjustments? Any unusual tire wear on that much of a drop?
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nah, the wear is even. honestly the car rides pretty much like stock when the shocks are set to 2 or 3. The best part of the whole kit is the shocks. they are excellent in my opnion, keeps the ride very comfortable despite the increased spring stiffness. I had a link that showed the spring rates for a whole host of aftermarket springs and stock springs. I'll try and find it.

if i were home, i know a few people i could swap wheels with, but I can't think of anyone at school here that i could swap with.
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found it.

http://www.clubcivic.com/board/showthread.php?t=68904

as you can see, the Tokico springs are a bit stiffer than stock, which is nice for ride quality, and a reasonable performance upgrade. But when i was autocrossing last fall, i noticed that my body was rolling like crazy. So part of the reason i bought the H&R's was also to stiffen the ride so that i can predict where the car is going to go when i'm tossing it around.
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Good link there, thanks for the info.
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found it.

http://www.clubcivic.com/board/showthread.php?t=68904

But when i was autocrossing last fall, i noticed that my body was rolling like crazy.
Get the illumina set 5 in rear set 4 in front to dive in corners, korbach kit, anti roll bars, sway bars, good tires and you should be happy
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Get the illumina set 5 in rear set 4 in front to dive in corners, korbach kit, anti roll bars, sway bars, good tires and you should be happy
I had my shocks set to 5 and 4 for the autocross last sunday and it handled relatively well, but the body roll is still a bit too excessive for me. you can check out the pics in my "first autocross of the year" thread.
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Wheel gap is a bad indicator of drop honestly. Tire size plays a huge factor in wheel gap. When I have my summer tires on my car, I lose wheel gap, as it's a taller tire than the stock wheels I have. It's a great way to disguise a less severe drop.

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

That's a great site that gives you all the information as far as how tire size will affect your wheel gap and what not.

With a drop that's not severe, camber isn't really your issue as far as tire wear, it's the Toe settings. If your toe is way off, you'll wear your tires noticeably faster than if your camber is off.
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Definately a good link. I measured my drop from the top of the fender arch to the center of the wheel at directed by the installation instructions. but the drop still wasn't as much as they claimed. regardless i'm more concerned with the performance which as i see now, is meant more for the street than it is for say an autocross circuit. They are fairly soft, 250/123 are the spring rates on the tokicos. which is pretty nice for the street. I can honestly say this thing rides like stock when i have the shocks set to 2 or even 3.
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