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Old 02-25-2016, 09:55 AM   #1
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Tokico blue or ksport coilovers?

Hey everyone I was wondering what would be best. Im looking for a stiffer ride at stock height. Im torn between some tokico blues and a rear sway bar or a set of ksport coilovers. Its a daily use car with ocassional open track sessions. What do you guys think?
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Old 02-25-2016, 11:47 AM   #2
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Nothing beats a good set of adjustable coilovers
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Old 02-25-2016, 11:51 AM   #3
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Go with Tokiko's (assuming you can find them) since you primarily DD your car.

The odd track days imo is not a reason to get CO's (which will be very harsh as a DD) in your case since you plan on leaving it stock height. At stock height you're going to negate a lot of the benefits of CO' since the Yaris sits so high and is already a tall car.

Why don't you want to go lower?
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Old 02-25-2016, 01:48 PM   #4
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Go with Tokiko's (assuming you can find them) since you primarily DD your car.

The odd track days imo is not a reason to get CO's (which will be very harsh as a DD)
Exactly what I was going to say.

As someone who ran Megan Racing coilovers and then switched to Tokico HPs and Tein S-Techs, I could have a hard time going back to coilovers. They're really stiff, make noise, and FYI, I never adjusted the height and only utilized the adjustability a few times.

My spring/shock combo arguably handles better on the street than coilovers since I never feel like the car gets unsettled when hitting a pothole or a bump in the road. The Megan Racing coilovers were just too stiff for my day-to-day use. Plus, the paint flaked off the coils and began rusting.

Unfortunately, few companies are making a new higher-performance shock/strut combo for the Yaris anymore. The only ones I can find are TRD and STAGG. I've got about 60,000 miles on my Tokicos. Hopefully they hold up for a while longer.
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^Do you think the Street Basis CO's are too soft? How do you think they would compare to Tokiko HP's?
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^Do you think the Street Basis CO's are too soft? How do you think they would compare to Tokiko HP's?
I don't know; I've never had them on my car or driven/ridden on a car with them.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:35 AM   #7
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Go with Tokiko's (assuming you can find them) since you primarily DD your car.

The odd track days imo is not a reason to get CO's (which will be very harsh as a DD) in your case since you plan on leaving it stock height. At stock height you're going to negate a lot of the benefits of CO' since the Yaris sits so high and is already a tall car.

Why don't you want to go lower?
We had attenpted to lower the car 1 inch before and it made it dam near undrivable. I couldnt even get out of my driveway or go over speedbumps. Hell at stock height my front bumper is beat to crap... keep in mind in in Puerto Rico.
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