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Old 29 Jan 2010, 04:23 pm
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I am in the market for some new shocks and struts on my 02 PT. Was looking at KYB's but see a lot of folks on this site purchasing Tokico. I have never heard of this brand before and wanted some opinions of differences. What would you install? Also planning on installing Eibach lowering springs, strut tower bar, and energy suspension bushing kit at the same time.
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Old 29 Jan 2010, 07:41 pm
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I have the Eibach lower springs and specifically went for Tokico struts and shocks that were made for lowered vehicles. Can't compare them to anything else but I know I like them.
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Tokico/KYB, both quality brands. Can't go wrong with either, really.
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Old 19 Feb 2010, 04:02 pm
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Thanks for the opinions. I ended up going with KYB GR2 struts and Gas-adjust rear shocks. I have a friend that installed KYB's and was very happy and they were also easier to order. A little stiffer of a ride than stock and much, much more responsive. I am happy with the new suspension. I also replaced bushings with Energy kit, installed Eibach loweing springs, added Freedom strut bar, and some low profile tires.
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Energy Suspension bushing kit = excellent. Really tightens up the ride.
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Energy Suspension bushing kit = excellent. Really tightens up the ride.
They were a PITA to install all the bushings (well, really removing the old), but I like the tightness. I can 'feel' the road now. Way less body roll too. Glad I decided to do it cause it was only a matter of time one was to go by the looks of them.
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