Tokico offers improved OE-style shocks, high-performance shocks, and adjustable ultra-performance shocks
You can adjust your suspension with a screwdriver thanks to new Tokico Illumina adjustable shocks
Race car performance on a strut-equipped car is as easy as adding a set of Tokico struts to your ride
With precision valving and high-pressure gas charging, Tokico shocks make a huge upgrade to a stock suspension system
You know by now that shocks are an essential ingredient when it comes to controlling your vehicle's suspension. All shocks, including Tokico shocks, absorb energy on both the bounce and the rebound portion of the suspension travel, helping your wheels maintain good contact with the road while you remain comfortable in the passenger compartment. All manufacturers build shocks slightly differently, though, and Tokico shocks are designed with a special gas-charged twin-tube design that provides superior control. Inside Tokico shocks are special valves that limit fluid flow in the shock tubes. The technical term for the valves in Tokico shocks is multistage variable-aperature sandwich valves, but the jargon isn't important. What's important is that Tokico shocks utilize precision engineering to maintain exactly the tire contact that needs to occur to keep the optimum balance between comfort and control. This balance is particularly important on ABS-equipped vehicles, where worn shocks can compromise safety. New gas Tokico shocks on your ride can restore that margin of safety as well as improve cornering prowess and ride smoothness. And, unlike certain European shocks, Tokico shocks won't break the bank even though the quality of Tokico shocks is every bit as good.Sure, you'd love to get high-performance handling from a new set of shocksproblem is, your car has struts. What's a handling guru to do? Order a set of performance replacement Tokico struts for your ride. Tokico struts provide all the handling and braking benefits that the company's shocks offer, only in a replacement strut form. See, many modern carmakers do away with the upper control arm and ball joint, fitting a compact strut in their place. It's a compromise, but when you fit Tokico struts in place of the factory struts, you can dramatically improve your handling even if it's strut-based. You can get replacement Tokico struts for sealed, non-rebuildable struts, or you can get Tokico struts in insert form if your car has rebuildable struts. For the highest degree of handling prowess, check out adjustable Tokico struts. Using a dial on the top of the strut rods, you can tune the exact amount of damping you want your Tokico struts to provide. Change your Tokico struts for the road course on Saturday morning, then change your Tokico struts back for street comfort on the ride home that evening. It's easy, convenient, and remarkably affordable when you select Tokico struts for your suspension buildup.ion. But then the Tokico Illumina goes one step further. An adjustment rod runs through the Tokico Illumina shock or strut body to a small shutter valve that controls oil flow. The other end of the rod pokes through the top of the Tokico Illumina shock or strut rod and contains a dial indicator and screwdriver slot. To change the damping settings on your Tokico Illumina shocks, you simply rotate the adjustment rod one click at a time. There's a tactile detent so you know exactly how far you've adjusted your Tokico Illumina shocks and struts, which is important if you're trying to preserve a certain setup. And that's all that's involved. Tokico Illumina shocks and struts make it incredibly easy to set your car up for the track one day, then change it back to a comfortable interstate setting the next day for the ride home. Endurance isn't affected by the adjustment system, and the Tokico Illumina is already set up for baseline street performance, so you're starting with a high-performance shock before you ever make a single adjustment. Discover the fun of tuning your own vehicle suspension with the Tokico Illumina line of shocks and struts.