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#1 johnc



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:48 PM

For some reason a half-dozen newbies have hit me up this week via PM asking if I sell this stuff.  Not since 2011.  Nobody has their products right now in the USA.  Tokico screwed up their distribution channel 3 years ago and have not recovered.  They are advertising on LinkedIn for two or three manager positions so it looks like the key people have quit or were fired.


Buy KYB, Koni, Bilstein, Monroe, or STAGG.


Just don't ask me, I don't sell that stuff.

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#2 geno51



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:29 PM



Hey john you dont happen to sell.....(oh nevermind) ;)

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:26 PM

I have to admit i almost did the same. I kept looking for your website after reading about all these parts you used to make. It took me awhile to find the post where you said you are no longer selling them. Take it as a sort of complement...i guess. 

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 12:10 AM

It was me, I found an old post from 2007 saying he had lots of em. So I figured he might still...
I had no idea Tokico had gone down hill in their supply chain either.

#5 johnc



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 07:17 AM

It wasn't just one person, I've had six people PM me this week.  In the previous six months, maybe one person.  Someone is spreading rumors... :-)

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:31 PM

Just for reference, for a slightly lowered Z on 210lb/in springs, what would a good damper be these days? Bilstein P-0032's arent available currently, and I've been considering the tokico HP Blues, as they are still available (listed as such, anyway) from some of datsun places.


Would the KYBs or Monroes (only the OE replacement are available) handle the heavier spring rates?

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 07:24 AM

Sorry man... Didn't mean to be one of those to strike the nerve.

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 05:25 PM

Okay, now that you've scared off all those posers, you got my Tokicos?


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#9 m1ghtymaxXx



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 05:19 AM

Bilstein P-0032's arent available currently


Uh oh...do you mind elaborating? I see them listed on a few sites but haven't yet inquired. 

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