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Description:
The Tokico Illumina uses a specially calibrated orifice bypass system which allows simultaneous adjustment of both compression and rebound. Each adjustment "clicks" so you always know your shock settings. The adjustment range of Tokico Illumina is one of the widest available, with 5 separate positions. Position 1 is the softest, or lowest damping force, while position 5 is the stiffest.

 
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Reviewed by:
Joseph B


Review Date
May 7, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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Review 1 of 39

Price Paid:  $0.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
1998 Honda Accord ex sedan

Strengths:
5 adjustment settings, very durable and reliable

Weaknesses:
NONE

Summary:
I've had these shocks on my car for almost 10 years and they still perform at their finest, I keep my setting on 5 all the way around



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Reviewed by:
Jose


Review Date
February 18, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months

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5.00 of 5, 29.00 votes

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Review 2 of 39

Price Paid:  $214.00 from autoanything.com

Year / Model Reviewed:
1991 Civic hatchback

Strengths:
i love htem they take bumps really good i have them with some skunk2 coilovers and the ride is smooth like the ability to change the stiffness

Weaknesses:
i havent found any

Summary:
if you like to just daily your car these are some good quality struts



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Reviewed by:
Dubs13



Review Date
June 9, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months

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5.00 of 5, 30.00 votes

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Review 3 of 39

Price Paid:  $400.00 from eBay

Year / Model Reviewed:
1995 Honda Civic Hatchback

Strengths:
Reliable, ride comfort, adjustable damping

Weaknesses:
Not made to be dropped more than 1.75 inches, even though I did it anyway.

Summary:
Very pleased with these shocks. I ran them with Tokico Red Springs for a little over a month, they worked great and now I have them with H&R Race springs and they're even better. The Tokico springs were pretty weak which is why I could only really tell how great they were when I started using the H&R springs.

Similar Products Used:
Stock Shocks



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Reviewed by:
OttoCycle


Review Date
June 7, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
3 Months to 1 year

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5.00 of 5, 33.00 votes

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Review 4 of 39

Price Paid:  $0.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
1999 Mazda Protege ES 5spd

Strengths:
Nice and tight. Adjustable. Complex damping characteristic gives a smooth and controlled ride.

Weaknesses:
Some units may have valve alignment problems. Try suggested method above, or exchange them under warranty. Either way its worth it.

Summary:
The best struts I have owned. Gives a dream ride along with the Eibach prokit springs.

I must mention one problem I had with these struts, and I am sure it may have happened to others as well though they may not realize it. The first few days with the adjuster at 3, the struts were tight as a drum ! Superb ride, great control and little to no body roll. However slowly over the next week or so I felt the struts losing their tightness. I moved the settings up a couple of notches but made little to no difference. The strut felt soft and especially bad was the rebound damping. Even though it could take bumps fairly well, after the bump the front would bounce right back up. Most non-enthusiast drivers probably wouldn't even notice, but it was pretty unsettling to me. Tried a number of things-- removed the struts myself, changed the strut mounts, gave them the struts a good shake (!!)..nothing. Called Tokico , they said they would exchange it with a new pair of fronts (the rears were ok).

And then-- I did something yesterday I hadn't done before. Put the screwdriver on the adjusting screw and turned it rapidly several times backwards and forwards.
VOILA !! Struts are like new again , tight as a drum. I am very happy, I have decided against returning them for now. If it becomes a recurring problem then I will reconsider.

So here is the lesson- if the struts feel they are going soft give the adjuster a few quick turns, forwards and backwards. If there is a valve misalignment inside that should take care of it.

Other than that the illuminas are dream struts.

Similar Products Used:
KYBs -- S U C K. Got the non adjustable ones. One of them wore out in 6 months!



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Reviewed by:
grngocolombiano



Review Date
August 22, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months

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4.70 of 5, 33.00 votes

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Review 5 of 39

Price Paid:  $369.00 from Ebay

Year / Model Reviewed:
1996 Eclipse GS

Strengths:
Adjustibility, Lifetime Warranty

Weaknesses:
None.

Summary:
This suspension is amazing. Teamed with Tein S. Tech springs is the way to do it. Definately the best suspension for the money.

Similar Products Used:
Stock



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