HP or Illuminas

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CanaryGT, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. CanaryGT

    CanaryGT Well-Known Member

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    So yeah. Basically Ive found that I can get the Tokico HP's for like 275 Shipped and the Illuminas for 450 Shipped... But what is better? I mean is it really worth the xtra cash to go to the 5-way adj? Also, How big of an upgrade is the 13" Cobra brakes for my car??
     
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    i think it depends on what you are planning. ya the illuminas are better, but if you are not going to drop the car more then 1.5"-2" i would think the hps would be just fine. also do you go to the track? if you do, you might want illuminas.
     
  3. CanaryGT

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    Yeah, I will be going to the track. I also have lowering springs and the MM LCA to improve my suspension. These shocks / Struts should be a pretty noticeable difference right?
     
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    if you go to the track a lot, i would get strange 10 way adjustables
     
  5. CanaryGT

    CanaryGT Well-Known Member

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    I dont go a lot. Actually I havent even gone yet. I will every once in a while.
     
  6. OnyxCobra

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    I really like my Illuminas, i dont adjust them a lot but every time i do i love it, plus i like i can change the ride to my personal preference.
     
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    i just got the tokico hp's installed on mine today... i do go to the track but this isnt a race car.

    i guess it depends on what you want to spend and what you plan to use the car for :dunno:

    i got them on ebay for $279 w/free shipping O0
     
  8. CanaryGT

    CanaryGT Well-Known Member

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    So you installed them and..... You like them or what? What difference did you feel... I need more info!!! :noes:
     
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    well i only drove it home from the shop, 15 mi. through town, so i didnt really get a chance to "try" them out.
     
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    How do you go about adjusting them?
     
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    drove it again today... feels real good. decent ride (a little stiffer), very stable and controlled... I LIKE IT!!
     
  12. Whitepony

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    My illuminas came with a little plastic piece you put ontop of the shock and use a wrench to turn the dial to what ever setting you want 1-5. mine are set at 5 all around and the ride isnt bad atall. infact it rides smoother than my worn out stock parts did.
     
  13. OnyxCobra

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    the Illuminas adjust with a small flat head screwdriver, u just click it to the number you want to set them at. I can do my whole car in under a minute :banana: lol