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Thread: Tokico Gas Shocks $15!! Direct!
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posted December 20, 2002 09:25 AM

Tokico Gas Shocks $15!! Direct!

Tokico is having an overstock sale on their gas shocks, and they have a set that'll fit the front of the REPU!

http://www.tokicogasshocks.com/new.asp#OVER

Part number HE2610

Call 1(800) 548-2549 to order.


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Jeff20B


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posted December 20, 2002 12:27 PM

Thanks for the link.

I may need to get some new shocks because the ones I got earlier this year only helped a little. I've got '77 front springs on my '74 REPU and some of use know the '77 was 100LBS heavier according to the driver's door plaque. The reason why I used '77 springs is because they were cut two inches and I wanted to save my '74s incase I ever need to return to stock height again. Anyway, the ride has always been very harsh compared to friends' lowered/stock height trucks with decent shocks (KYB, etc). Installing those cheap Munro or whatever "parts house special" shocks inproved the ride only somewhat over the dead shocks it used to have. My question is for you guys who're using Tokicos with lowered springs or stock height. Do you think it'll improve the ride quality so I won't need a kidney belt to drive my REPU anymore? TIA


       
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brad


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posted December 20, 2002 06:30 PM

YEAH!

And the he2709's for $19 each do fit the rear.

Per a cross-reference to this webpage:
http://coximport.com/tokico/page21.html

Tokico blue's are a very good bang for the buck. Good performance, not harsh, and for $68 all four corners is a steal.

Santa just got another goodie to put in his bag.

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Tom93R1


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posted January 02, 2003 12:38 PM
Edited By: Tom93R1 on 2 Jan 2003 12:39

I've been trying to get through to that number the last couple days and have had no luck. The operator is not there so it just exits the system.
Was anybody able to successfully order the shocks using that number?
Maybe the number is no longer monitored because the overstock prices are supposed to only be good until 12/31/02? Oh well, will try again later.


PS I got the first post on the boards for 2003, YEAH ME!
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Tom93R1


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posted January 02, 2003 01:55 PM

Yippee! I finally got through. I guess I must have been trying on lunch breaks or something. I will have new shocks in a couple days, I bet the current shocks are still the original 30 year old parts.

Thanks for posting that link
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Racing Beat Header
Magnaflow
resonator/amplifier
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nwaco


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posted January 02, 2003 06:16 PM

I tried a couple of times myself, and have three sets on the way. I figure you can't go wrong at that price. A spare set or two isn't going to hurt. The key is to keep redialing until they answer.

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Klaus43


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posted January 06, 2003 02:57 PM

Thank You!!!

I'm pleased to be able to confirm continued availability of both the HE2610 and HE2709's... 40 of each remaining after I got my two sets. Also asked how old this inventory was--answer: two years. What a deal! Thanks, guys!!!
P.S.: LOU is the friendly sales lady to talk to in Long Beach at 1-800-548-2549.

       
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Tom93R1


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posted January 07, 2003 05:42 PM

Wow, they shipped fast! I just got mine today. Now I have another weekend project.
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Uncle-Jim


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posted January 21, 2003 10:36 AM

Shocks Good deal, work well!

Thanks all for posting this. I too, called and got a set front and rear. They do indeed fit on my '77, and work well!
My REPU is stock, so I find the ride is well controlled and not too stiff.
I got the numbers off of the old shocks and I am starting to think they my have been original. Anyway they were KYB's. Not bad for 200k miles and 28 years!
Be sure to lube the upper A arm joints. I had a terrible squeek that I never could find, and there it was... Those A arms hadn't seen grease for years!
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brad


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posted January 21, 2003 11:28 AM

how much firmer is the ride with the Tokico blues? Is it noticeable? Teeth rattler?


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Uncle-Jim


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posted January 21, 2003 12:11 PM

I would call it "noticable" but definitely not a teeth rattler. (My wife still likes to drive the REPU)
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