Tokico shocks--First driving impressions
So i finally got around to installing new shocks in my SC. After a 2 years stint of clunking and the whole car shaking when i go over bumps, I am now thoroughly enjoying a suspension system that is not 20 years old...
Tokico blues seemed like a great compromise between performance and cost. I decided to go with non ARC shocks, mainly because of cost, and reused the factory springs. They are still all nice and shiny black, not rusty or anything. Kyb shock mounts were used, and they seem like very stout pieces.
Post-inspection of the old pieces tell me the factory shock mount bushings were loose and worn. The shocks themselves pretty crusty. I had replaced the entire front end last year so everything came apart and went back together without a hitch.
The install went very well, and i wasted no time to get out and put them to the test on the road. No more clunks over bumps was the first noticeable difference. The car no longer bobs up and down when riding on dippy roads or coming up over hills. And the cornering.... Well, i can say with confidence now that my tires are definately the weak link in the handling!!!
No leaning hammering around corners at full throttle. Steering input and feedback has improved. I dont think the front tires were planting very good before when cornering, but now... Absolutely inspiring ride compared to before. It just feels a lot less like a big car.
So, I realize for some, Tokicos may not be enough, but for my street driven weekend warrior cruiser, they feel fantastic!
Now i just need some new rubber!
1991 Super Coupe -
Performance=5.0 H.O. w/M5R2 5speed, 3.27 gears w/CF TracLoc,95 Cobra intake, 75mm Power throttle body, fenderwell CAI, C&L 73mm mass air w/24# injectors, FRPP E-Cam,Trickflow spring kit & Crane 1.7 roller rockers on stock E7s, MAC shorty headers, Flowmaster cat back w/hiflow cats, MSD plugs, coil, wires, electric cooling fan, 190lph Walbro fuel pump, BBK pulleys, and a B&M shifter. Drilled/slotted rotors, power brake conversion, Tokico Blues, Eibach springs, tons of poly, T4MO ecm