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Old 11-14-2004, 09:56 AM   #1
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Thumbs up New Tokico D-spec strut kit

Well I have had them on my car for about a week now and I am very happy
with them.The build quality is very good and I didnt have to hacksaw the tops off my factory struts(koni).The adjustment range is very wide, I still
cant quite get a best of both worlds adjustment yet but it may be due to the range of adjustment or maybe the Eibach springs.One things for sure the thing handles like a monster at the firmer settings.
www.tokicogasshocks.com/car/d-spec.html
nice STI on the web page

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Old 11-14-2004, 02:50 PM   #2
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Cool, where did you buy them from and have any pics of your car with them?
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Old 11-14-2004, 09:01 PM   #3
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so do they come with springs? since it says on the page "D-Spec suspension kits include 4 D-Spec shocks/struts and 4 sport lowering springs. ". if so how much does it lower the car? And how much did they cost u?
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Old 11-14-2004, 10:15 PM   #4
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figures I just bought the Konis. Guess I could always sell them, if I can get just the shocks
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Old 11-14-2004, 10:22 PM   #5
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Well I have had them on my car for about a week now and I am very happy
with them.The build quality is very good and I didnt have to hacksaw the tops off my factory struts(koni).The adjustment range is very wide, I still
cant quite get a best of both worlds adjustment yet but it may be due to the range of adjustment or maybe the Eibach springs.One things for sure the thing handles like a monster at the firmer settings.
www.tokicogasshocks.com/car/d-spec.html
nice STI on the web page

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Rich....a bit more info would be good
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Old 11-15-2004, 11:27 AM   #6
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been looking into these for a while .. havent found a vendor or enough info to help me make up my mind yet .. hmmm
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Old 11-15-2004, 11:57 AM   #7
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I don't like the linear curve. It means when you make them stiffer, they increase the high speed valving so much that your car handles like crap over bumps. Go here on why digressive (Koni) > linear valving (Tokico) Koni > these tokicos. http://www.koni-na.com/tools/ and check out the civic shock tests.

On a positive note, these look a lot better then AGXs as they actually increase low speed rebound. What is their price?

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Old 11-15-2004, 01:08 PM   #8
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They did not come with springs.I got them off ebay for $535 shipped, the vendor was jdmwerks.Iam not a really big fan of one adjustment that does both comp. and rebound, but it really seems to work well.On the firmer settings its pretty damn firm but whats cool on the softer settings it rides great(makes other half stop bitching).The track season over here in MO
so i will have to wait till spring to give them a good thrashing at the track.So far the range of adjustment should provide a lot of setup options.I think its great that another company is making affordable adjustable shocks for the WRX

Rich

those tokico shocks in that koni test are not these,these are D-spec those were illumina w/4 adjustment positions
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Old 11-15-2004, 01:50 PM   #9
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figures I just bought the Konis. Guess I could always sell them, if I can get just the shocks
I wouldn't worrry about that too much - in my experience, Koni makes the finest "commodity" shock/strut out there. My experience with Tokico was rather awful.

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Old 11-15-2004, 02:06 PM   #10
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Hey Rich what springs did you use for the D-spec struts? Wonder if these struts would be any good for D-stock!
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Old 11-15-2004, 02:08 PM   #11
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IMHO, these have too much compression dampening for the front for a serious DS car. On the other hand, they look like very good rear shocks BECAUSE of the large amount of bump damping.

I think a good budget DS setup would be the Konis on the front and these on the rear. All turned to full stiff.

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Old 11-15-2004, 04:27 PM   #12
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Aside from going to coilovers, what do you think would be good for STX, these or Koni's?
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Old 11-15-2004, 04:39 PM   #13
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Aside from going to coilovers, what do you think would be good for STX, these or Koni's?
Koni's are tried, true, & proven in all the stock classes. Tokico's aren't as popular. I don't know if its possible to say one is better w/out more 411. A few years ago it was "Falken Azenis What??? Get BFG TAs, they're the best street autox tire available."
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Old 11-15-2004, 04:42 PM   #14
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If you are not going with coilovers, but a shock/spring combo, I would rather go with Konis looking at these damping curves. The koni will have a better digressive curve that will allow for slow speed rebound control and a non adjustable compression curve that will allow you to correct certain parts of the turn w/o messing up the car in another part of the turn.

Oh yea, ask Tokico if you can revalve for a higher spring rate or an upgrade in your valve later on

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Old 11-15-2004, 04:44 PM   #15
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yeah, my friend still seems to think the Koni's are better for my car. All the money I am spending on them though, might as well just get Coilovers
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Old 11-15-2004, 04:45 PM   #16
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yeah, my friend still seems to think the Koni's are better for my car. All the money I am spending on them though, might as well just get Coilovers
Konis = $650 for OTS ?

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Old 11-15-2004, 04:49 PM   #17
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Shocks/Springs/Group N Top Hats, unless I get OEM Tophats. I also can get most stuff at cost, so I can get the coilovers I want relatively cheap.
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Old 11-15-2004, 05:06 PM   #18
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Ahhhh. Be careful what you are choosing though as most cheap coilover setups = craaaap.

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Progress Comp.
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Old 11-15-2004, 05:12 PM   #20
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Dunno the curves on them, though they seemed to work well for josh I think for him it was more driver talent then car setup, as I think he was quite a bit behind us on car setup. Just IMHO here

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Old 11-15-2004, 05:17 PM   #21
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Well, I have Progress springs, and I think the amount of AutoX I am most likely going to do, springs/shocks will be just fine.
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Ahhh, I thought you were talking about the progress coilovers.

The progress spring + koni shock + STi mounts = great mostly daily driver w/ some autox setup.

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Well, I was actually talking about both. I have the Springs, wouldn't mind the Coilovers
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Old 11-15-2004, 05:23 PM   #24
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I don't know josh's name on the boards, but if you search around the motorsports forum you should be able to find him and ask about them.

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What's teh lowest price for the Dspecs for a 04?
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