how do the tokico shocks compare to the stock ones length-wise?
Ya know, I have no idea, lol. I think they are exact stock length if Im not mistaken. The shocks I just pulled out were MR2 fronts and foxbody rear oems. As far as fitment though on the tokico..perfect. The bottom of the rear strut fits into the LCA REALLY well..it was a pain to get in, but great fit. The fronts fit in the strut assembly with no wiggle room. I got these from Ling Ling and he told me they used to be Justins.
Came home last night to a 53 pound package. (smoked a bowl before taking these pics and theres terrible light in my room...better pics later)
When I ordered these, I didnt know one of these sets would be black (premium apparently). Didnt know they could DO black..but the black rotors are my fronts and I didnt know the rear brake rotors on the SE were so big either!! Seriously, they're bigger size wise than the fronts. Less bite room I know, but still, had no idea.
Mock up with calipers for fun.
LOVE how that looks...SUPER STOKED! Should be throwing a lot of crap on my car in a month or so.
On a side note. After installing the shocks last weekend, Nissan86 and I went for a tandum run through a local windy road. We stopped at a gas station to take a pic.
Post Merge: 12:45:34 PM / 25-Feb-12
Came home to a box of A1 Tie Rod Ends last night which makes it official. I now have all the parts and all of it (almost) ready for the next step of my build which is gonna be a big step. Im thinking of recruiting some help on it because it needs to be done in a weekend lol.
Next step, the following items will find their way on my car
Subframe w/ MMR Bushings
Rear Control Arms w/ Prothane bushings and 5 lug rear hub
R200 welded Diff w/ MMR Diff Bushing
SE Half Drive Shaft
Addco Rear Sway Bar
Front Control Arm w/ Prothane bushings and Moog ball joints
A1 Racing Tie Rod Ends
SE Brake Calipers and Rotors
SE Stainless Steel Lines
Change the Springs and Shocks from the front to the 5-Lug Shock Assembly
It JUST hit me how much that is. This is the first time Im taking on a project of this caliber. Thinking about doin this March 10th and 11th so if anyone is willing to commute to North San Diego to help out, I can make it a party...food, drinks, hoes...ya know, normal SoCal S12 get togethers.