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Old 04-12-2010, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default Anyone have first-hand experience with Tokico D-Specs on road courses?

I have read around, and was going to go with Koni struts for my daily driver that sees about 2 track weekends a year. However, I do not feel like chopping up stock struts for the inserts, so I am looking at the Tokico D-Specs. I know they have a good reputation, but the Konis are superior for road course use while maintaining a comfortable ride on streets.

Will I notice a significant disadvantage with the D-Specs compared to Konis? Has anyone driven these on a road course on the stiffest settings and can comment on how they take high-speed corners?

I am not interested in coilovers because of the cost/maintainance/ride quality.

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Old 04-13-2010, 03:59 AM   #2
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What springrates are you using? Konis are rebuildable and need to be rebuilt periodically just like any full coilover system. Very dependent on how hard you abuse them.
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:14 PM   #3
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High rates... I am giving Vogtlands a shot.

Front: Initial 125 lbs, Final 302 lbs
Rear: Initial 91 lbs, Final 360 lbs
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:02 PM   #4
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I used tokico d-specs on my old wrx wagon. They worked well on road courses, while being very good daily when you turned them down. I had rce wagon springs on the wagon. One of the stiffest springs you could get for a wagon... they worked best about 2 turns from full stiff. Full stiff was too strong... I think the rates were high 200's around 280 290 I think. I had camber issues as it was a wagon and the track was narrower. If the camber bolts did not slip every track day I would have been super happy with them. If you do not have a wagon and can get stiff springs I think they are very good.
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:30 PM   #5
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I have setup customers' cars with dspecs and springs and have driven a few on track and have always thought it was a good setup. It reacts well to bumps and keeps the car on track. They also last a very long time and are incredibly adjustable meaning they can handle many different springs rates. The rates you want to run would be no problem for them, but I would look at different springs with more appropriate rates.

The only thing about the konis that is nicer is the warranty. The dspec warranty is a pain and takes forever. That being said the dspecs tend to last longer especially at lower ride heights.

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Thanks for the info. How much longer do they last?
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