I got my Tokico Illuminas today.
Posted 09 May 2005 - 10:17 PM
I'm hoping it will make a huge difference at the moment the car feels rubbish with the worn out ones in it.
Posted 10 May 2005 - 01:59 PM
also are they adjustable dampening type?
Posted 10 May 2005 - 03:34 PM
Apparently they were only on the car a year or so. It was also apparently a club registered car so it didn't see too much work.
I was happy with that since I was gonna buy them from the states for $700 AUD with shipping or there abouts. www.xshocks.com has them and I believe its $90 to ship to Australia.
They have 5 levels of firmness adjustment. I'll try get some pics soon.
Does anyone have the dust covers for shock absorbers on a Z? I need 4 of them for my 240z.
Posted 11 May 2005 - 02:17 PM
checked las night. unfortunatly all the shock covers I have are stuffed. Have you asked scotts old auto rubber. they have a web site that you can find via google
Posted 19 May 2005 - 08:04 PM
For now I've included a picture of the shocks I think the ones with the metal spacer on the bottom are for the rear but im not 100% sure yet.
I'll also let everyone know what happens when I've installed them and how much of a difference they make etc..
I just haven't had time to scratch my head lately let alone install them .
Posted 26 May 2005 - 01:56 AM
I'll give them a call soon I've been busy with this being the final week of Uni and will be straight onto the Z after exams .
Posted 26 May 2005 - 09:32 PM
Posted 26 May 2005 - 10:25 PM
Posted 27 May 2005 - 12:54 PM
You can get them in the states fairly cheaply but the shipping through the automated store was expensive i might be able to call and get a better quote on shipping since they are light and I can wait a week or so.
Just been real busy with uni :roll: work.
Posted 29 August 2005 - 12:09 PM
They had a Munroe Protection Kit PN PK004, complete with Bumpstops which has the bellows that you where after.
Kit Price was $80.96, which was actually cheaper than one quote I had been given for Bumpstops alone.
I've just fitted them over the strut tube and they are an excellent fit, how long they last is another matter, although they give a 2 year warrenty.
Posted 29 August 2005 - 05:49 PM
I ended up ordering mine from the states for $120 AUD to my door. Which was better than the $50 ea. Pedders quoted me. I haven't yet installed the shockers hopefully this week. I've had some trouble getting a hold of Costa but he said he'll help me this week.
I actually had some bump stops in there already but no protective boot. I'll let you know how it pans out. Good to see you have found another option I think someone on classiczcars told me about the Monroe ones but i already had ordered mine.
FWIW the boots I got from the states came with cable ties lol :roll: .
Posted 30 August 2005 - 01:33 PM
Bugger...forgot to put the steel clips in. TG for Cable Ties.....
Just put the 1st strut together and all appears fine, now for the wheel bearing, brakes and the final fit.....
Posted 31 August 2005 - 05:43 PM
Posted 03 September 2005 - 11:28 PM
Not wanting to state the bleeding obvious..
But, why do you need the bellows or boots?
I have had Koni's for several years without boots and they have been fine, there is a seal around the piston that protects it from debris and dust etc.. so i can't see how it could be compromised?
Posted 04 September 2005 - 01:05 AM
I guess your right I didn't really think about it that way. I've got them now anyhow and at least they have the bump stop integrated with it. The old ones were in ok condition but they were starting to crack and peel so I guess it was about time.
Posted 05 September 2005 - 05:36 PM
Posted 29 September 2005 - 09:30 AM
I also took some shots of the car with my new digital camera just to see the quality. I've dropped the quality though obviously for uploading the images to the site.
I orginally wanted to take photos and create a tutorial or how-to for strut replacement but due to time constraints and wanting to get the car ready by Friday I've had to drop that idea.
Oh well next time.
Posted 01 December 2005 - 07:30 AM
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