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Old 08-17-2010, 09:46 AM   #1
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6 of 8 hours on the road was completed on this blown shock:

highway 69 in OK is bumpy as hell and I guess a couple hours of rhythm kill't it.
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You're should have got the red tokicos; the white ones are for riding lawnmowers.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:53 AM   #3
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I guess I'm putting Bilsteins back in with stock springs.
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Note to self: Do not use white tokico's...
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I don't even see how you can snap the shaft like that... it's traveling up and down.
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he used the shaft for other purposes
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Something had to have been left loose.

I've been on the same shocks for 2+ years now.....
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his anus was loose
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i could see this happening if the top bolt wasn't secured, and then the shaft popped under the mount and got stuck at a weird angle and eventually snapped
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If you were the original purchaser, and you have your invoice where you bought them, you can return them to Tokico for some $$$.

http://www.hitachi-hap-la.com/Tokico...08_CATALOG.pdf

Check out the last page for their lifetime warranty details.

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I'm going with the top being loose. On that note, I hated the Tokicos.
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Dogpiling, but yeah, how would any lateral force be applied to the shaft unless one end or the other was shifting under load? How massive of a metallurgical defect would there have to be for it to shear in two under vertical force?
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Wirelessly posted

Everything is still tight, not sure what happened. Please pm me if you have stock springs to sell me since that rear is bent severely. Thanks.
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^I don't have new springs for you. But...

I thank my lucky little stars that your manly physique was not harmed in any way when you had your trouble.
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I thought you had Tein FLEX shocks.
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I thought you had Tein FLEX shocks.
I'm assuming this is his daily driver. Either way - I loved my Illuminas and never had problem with them. Used them on multiple different cars over the years without a single problem. I bet that you fucked something up as usual.
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mhm i'd just keep driving it
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I'm assuming this is his daily driver. Either way - I loved my Illuminas and never had problem with them. Used them on multiple different cars over the years without a single problem. I bet that you fucked something up as usual.
You are right. I didn't notice the color of the wheel well. I fail!
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Wirelessly posted

This is my daily driver
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why are updates to this thread being emailed from "[email protected]" instead of "[email protected]" like the rest of them....this is severely ******* up my email auto-sort feature - ARGH!
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