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tuNED318
03-18-2004, 06:14 PM
Hi

I'm looking foward to buy shocks for my car and I found some Tokico HP Blue shocks for sale at a price thats seems to be pretty decent.


Does any of you guys have experienced them? Anything to say for or against it?

Thanks, have a nice day

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BMW_M52_M20
03-18-2004, 07:30 PM
I heard toicko blues ar garbage, had some, sold them right away and got bilsteins.
Let me guess you saw them on ebay right?
Jay

Rally318ti
03-19-2004, 01:21 AM
heard some bad rep about tokico's ppl have had nighmres with em........put your money to Koni's or Bilsteins fer sure, even though the bil's are an arm & a leg but COMPLETELY worth the loot!

tuNED318
03-19-2004, 02:17 AM
thanks guys for not letting me buy this crap :D *th-up*
anyway the freakin seller never answered to my emails!?!

BMW_M52_M20 : yes they are on ebay :)

Mystikal
03-19-2004, 02:57 AM
What springs are you matching them with? Koni's are stiffer than Bilsteins even on full soft, better for really low and/or stiff springs. Bilsteins will be more comfortable though.

Rally318ti
03-19-2004, 03:20 AM
True the Koni Yellows are on my Rear....

Rally318ti
03-19-2004, 03:21 AM
Need some for the fronts now

tuNED318
03-19-2004, 04:05 AM
Originally posted by Mystikal
What springs are you matching them with? Koni's are stiffer than Bilsteins even on full soft, better for really low and/or stiff springs. Bilsteins will be more comfortable though.

probably some bavauto lowering springs or eibach pro kit. Depends on when i'm going to loose parts of the suspension and what amount of cash I'll have then*shiner*

would you suggest a place for me to buy Koni's from?

tuNED318
03-19-2004, 06:37 AM
ok disregard my last post because I bought H&R sport springs:cool: they will lower the front and rear of 1.25"

Now I'd like to know which shocks will be the best match for these springs. I'd like to have a comfortable yet stiffer ride and also have better handling . For around 600$-800$cad what would you suggest me?

Sorry, I dont know shit in suspension:D

WhadUpp
03-19-2004, 06:43 AM
How about KYB AGX's that are adjustable with 3 settings (soft-medium-hard)

Spaz
03-19-2004, 06:53 AM
well if you have a lordco in your area and you have a hook up thur them you can get the eibach adjustable kit for around 700cdn...i was looking into that but i don;t have the funds right now.

good luck.

M50E30
03-19-2004, 12:46 PM
If your car is or is going to be lowered then don't go with the Tokico blue shocks. Either go with the Tokico Illumina adjustables (white), Koni Yellow, or Bilstien Sport.

I still have the Tokico blue struts in my car but the rear shocks blew within six months so I replaced them with the Bilstien sports.

Dave

Mystikal
03-19-2004, 03:15 PM
Originally posted by tuNED318
ok disregard my last post because I bought H&R sport springs:cool: they will lower the front and rear of 1.25"

Now I'd like to know which shocks will be the best match for these springs. I'd like to have a comfortable yet stiffer ride and also have better handling . For around 600$-800$cad what would you suggest me?

Sorry, I dont know shit in suspension:D

Good choice! The Bilstein Sports are a popular choice, but what I really like about the Koni SAs are the adjustability they allow. As the shocks wear, you can turn them up to compensate.

Konis are relatively cheap at www.tirerack.com and www.shox.com

bmwm5lover
03-19-2004, 04:33 PM
what would u say is better, eibach springs, or B&G.
Im thinking of going for the B&g, good price, and on my car they will be for show anyways....
1.6" drop all around,

Rally318ti
03-19-2004, 07:29 PM
I will tell you know the B&G are unbelievable! The ride is stiffer city but hwy feels like stock! Amazing worth every lil cent!

bmwm5lover
03-19-2004, 07:40 PM
Originally posted by Rally318ti
I will tell you know the B&G are unbelievable! The ride is stiffer city but hwy feels like stock! Amazing worth every lil cent!
sounds awesome, ur making my choice easier...

T.Dot_E30
03-20-2004, 12:42 AM
terry how much are u getting B&G's for?

If we both get a set, would they give us a deal.