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Tokico Blues warranty??? Replacements?

Haven't been here in years... My summer beater is the 97 LX I've had since 1999. It's got 275k miles on it now, and it's still my nice weather highway commuter car, still knocking down 26 mpg (thanks to Lonnie at Blue Oval Chips for the 87 octane E10 tune).
Anyway, the Tokico Blues were last replaced in 2005, or about 150k miles ago, and have been paired with a set of Eibach's ever since (the first set of Blues went on it in 1999, and were replaced under warranty, no questions asked).
It's kind of floaty/wallowy over bumps and such now, so I think it's time to replace them, but I can't find anyone selling them, including RD Enterprises/Shox.com, where I got them in the first place (I still have my receipt).
If Tokico is no longer an option, what other sources are out there aside from the KYB, Monroe, and no-name stuff I see on Ebay?

And out of curiosity, what are the SC folks doing for replacements now?

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There's not much available now as far as I know. Floaty factory replacements might be all you can find but I am no authority on parts, or much of anything except porn.

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There's not much available.

The rear shocks for the IRS mustangs are still available; for the fronts, it's more complicated.

https://forums.tccoa.com/44-suspensi...nsert-diy.html

All the performance shocks we can still get have a larger top shaft, so mods are needed.

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They still have them at supercoupeperformance. They are $925.
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They still have them at supercoupeperformance. They are $925.
Nice price gouging Bill


I assure you, as a user of Tokico Blues(who literally paid less than a quarter of that for them) they aren’t $925 worth of shocks, they’re not even that good, Tokico is the best of meh shocks made for these cars, better than Monroe or KYB but still not as good even as OEM sports. Hell they were the cheapskate performance shock 15 years ago if you didn’t want to shell out for Koni inserts or Bilsteins, which themselves were what? $4-500 max?

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He's the worst. You can buy Q1A's for less than that and get a WAY better shock.

In Bill's defense he can ask what he wants (they are the last set)... it doesn't mean he'll get it. He does have other options listed. https://www.supercoupeperformance.co...ion-chassis-31

Victor at Spinning wheels could probably hook you up with some Vogtland's or some other options.

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He's the worst. You can buy Q1A's for less than that and get a WAY better shock.

In Bill's defense he can ask what he wants (they are the last set)... it doesn't mean he'll get it. He does have other options listed. https://www.supercoupeperformance.co...ion-chassis-31
He's an unscrupulous huckster.

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Victor at Spinning wheels could probably hook you up with some Vogtland's or some other options.

SpinningWheels-SC - > Vogtland Products
I didn't realize this was an option; anyone have these front shocks, or know what they cost?

I'm running his brake lines; they are really nice.

I see the word adjustable, but the race bilsteins aren't $600 each, lol.

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