Tokico Shocks

Although the average American consumer may have never heard of Tokico, the company has been making shock absorbers for over 65 years.   Now part of the Hitachi Automotive Group,  they have three locations in the United States where they manufacture and distribute both OEM and Aftermarket shocks as well as brake and other hydraulic automotive component parts.



Tokico DSK508 D-Spec Shock and Spring Kit for Honda Civic
Tokico DSK508 D-Spec Shock and Spring Kit for Honda Civic $1,373.80

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TOKICO TODSP-1 Spec Adj Strut Shock Kit
TOKICO TODSP-1 Spec Adj Strut Shock Kit $904.54

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TOKICO DSPEC SHOCKS STRUTS KIT FOR 2003-2007 INFINITI G35 COUPE FRONT AND REAR
TOKICO DSPEC SHOCKS STRUTS KIT FOR 2003-2007 INFINITI G35 COUPE FRONT AND REAR $849.00

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Tokico D-Spec Adjustable Shock Absorber/Strut Set for 01-02 Honda Civic
Tokico D-Spec Adjustable Shock Absorber/Strut Set for 01-02 Honda Civic $813.98

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KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & LOWERING SPRINGS E53 BMW X5 335924 335925 555610 951042
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & LOWERING SPRINGS E53 BMW X5 335924 335925 555610 951042 $786.00

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KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & SPRINGS & MOUNTS fits LEXUS GS300 GS400 GS430 1998-2005
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & SPRINGS & MOUNTS fits LEXUS GS300 GS400 GS430 1998-2005 $717.12

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KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS AWD NIVOMAT DODGE CARAVAN & CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS AWD NIVOMAT DODGE CARAVAN & CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY $761.16

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KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & SPRINGS VOLVO S80 98 - 03 & V70 3/00 01 - 04
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & SPRINGS VOLVO S80 98 - 03 & V70 3/00 01 - 04 $728.03

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KYB 4 AGX STRUTS SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS CAMARO & FIREBIRD 93 to 01 02
KYB 4 AGX STRUTS SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS CAMARO & FIREBIRD 93 to 01 02 $660.78

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Tokico D Spec Shock & Spring Suspension Kit 1994-2004 Ford Mustang DSK503
Tokico D Spec Shock & Spring Suspension Kit 1994-2004 Ford Mustang DSK503 $698.97

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KYB 4 AGX STRUTS SHOCKS & LOWERING SPRINGS MUSTANG 94 95 96 - 04 734014 743021
KYB 4 AGX STRUTS SHOCKS & LOWERING SPRINGS MUSTANG 94 95 96 -  04 734014 743021 $665.00

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KYB 4 AGX SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS MAZDA MIATA MX5 90 to 1997 NA
KYB 4 AGX SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS MAZDA MIATA MX5 90 to 1997 NA $636.44

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KYB 4 AGX STRUTS SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS TOYOTA CELICA 00 - 05 959099
KYB 4 AGX STRUTS SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS TOYOTA CELICA 00 - 05 959099 $624.95

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KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & SPRINGS fits 1998-2005 LEXUS GS300 GS400 GS430
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & SPRINGS fits 1998-2005 LEXUS GS300 GS400 GS430 $591.84

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KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & LOWERING SPRINGS MAZDA CX7 CX-7 - 07 08 09 10 11 12 958002
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & LOWERING SPRINGS MAZDA CX7 CX-7 - 07 08 09 10 11 12 958002 $639.36

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TOKICO HP Series Shocks BMW 99-04 323i 325is 328i E46 (FRONT + REAR SET)
TOKICO HP Series Shocks BMW 99-04 323i 325is 328i E46 (FRONT + REAR SET) $635.79

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KYB AGX SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS HONDA PRELUDE 92 - 95 96 97 98 99 00 01
KYB AGX SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS HONDA PRELUDE 92 - 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 $595.50

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90-97 MAZDA MIATA MX5 NA TOKICO SHOCKS FLYIN MIATA SPRINGS SET 26K MILES ON CAR
90-97 MAZDA MIATA MX5 NA TOKICO SHOCKS FLYIN MIATA SPRINGS SET 26K MILES ON CAR $592.60

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Tokico HP shocks & lowering springs set 01-02 Honda Civic Sedan
Tokico HP shocks & lowering springs set 01-02 Honda Civic Sedan $619.88

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KYB 4 AGX SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS ACURA INTEGRA 94 95 96 97 98 99 - 01
KYB 4 AGX SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS ACURA INTEGRA 94 95 96 97 98 99 - 01 $563.58

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Traditionally there has always between a trade-off between the performance handling and ride quality capabilities of shock absorbers.  As a major supplier of OEM suspension systems, Tokico began to address this problem in the 1970's and they claim they were the first manufacturer to develop the twin tube low pressure gas shock.  Today this technology is used in shock absorbers all over the globe.  The first American car to use twin tube shocks was the 1982 Lincoln Continental and those shocks were designed and built by Tokico.  You won't find motorcycle or snowmobile shocks at Tokico, but they do provide high performance shocks for various racing applications.  They have four main product groups:  the HP Series, the D-Spec Series, the Illumina Series, and the RAK series.  Let's look at a few of them:

Tokico Shocks:  the HP Series (High Performance)
Tokico HP shocks are recognized by ardent high performance fans the world over as "the blue shock."  While the HP series uses the twin tube gas-charged design pioneered by Tokico ,  those "in the know" when it comes to shocks are aware all gas charged shocks are not filled with gas, but with oil.  The gas that is present is there to keep the oil under pressure and that oil can begin to foam due to pressure variations as the shock's piston moves through the oil.  The oil Tokico uses is different than that used by other manufacturers, specially compounded to minimize viscosity changes.  But the core of Tokico HP Shocks is the piston design.  Their piston rod guide is chrome-plated and micro-polished with Teflon coated bushings.  According to Tokico, it is their pistons that set their shocks a cut above the others in the market.

Tokico Shocks:  the Illumina Series
The Tokico HP shock series are non adjustable but the Illumina Series is adjustable, with five different settings which allow the driver to change the balance between ride quality and performance handling to match the driving conditions at the time.  With Illumina Shocks the daily driving needs can be adjusted for "street" needs, like drag racing, or even a spin on a professional race track.

For light truck and SUV owners, Tokico offers the Trekmaster Series.  With Tokico's various technological improvements, they claim Trekmaster Shocks produce 65% less drag than comparable shocks.  If you own a Honda or Acura you want to lower, Tokico has the RAK series of kits.

If you're interested in Tokico shocks, their web site at tokicousa.com has an excellent set of Application Charts, where you can see the different types of Tokico shocks available for your vehicle.