Anyone know how to get ahold of Tokico Illumina II TEMS shocks?

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Well well well folks... I got em! I started to doubt whether or not this day would ever come.

But I am happy to report that I'm now in possession of a brand spankin new set of Tokico Illumina IIs.

2x EU3634 + 2x EU3635

Indeed multiple retailers are stocking these now. Also, there's even a seller on Ebay that has a few of them.

If you think you might ever want these, I'd get em while you can because I don't imagine Tokico will be producing a massive quantity of these for too long considering that our cars are all 20+ years old. Happy hunting!

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Great news!
I might have to dig out my TEMS actuators again & swap back to the stock system.
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Well well well folks... I got em! I started to doubt whether or not this day would ever come.

But I am happy to report that I'm now in possession of a brand spankin new set of Tokico Illumina IIs.

2x EU3634 + 2x EU3635

Indeed multiple retailers are stocking these now. Also, there's even a seller on Ebay that has a few of them.

If you think you might ever want these, I'd get em while you can because I don't imagine Tokico will be producing a massive quantity of these for too long considering that our cars are all 20+ years old. Happy hunting!

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Awesome! Where did you get yours? Also, if you don't mind me asking how much did they run you?


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Have you found out if they are the 5way adjustable ones or are they just the basic three way ones like the OEM ones?
 

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i paid a bit more than 500 smackers. no clue about the adjustability. i'd imagine they are just 3 way but i really can't tell.
 

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How would I know if I need actuators? my car has 75k miles. Mine are likely working fine right?
 

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That's great news! Btw, can any of you tell me the different between Tokico Illumina vs Tokico Illumina II? I assume it's not the same?
 

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That's great news! Btw, can any of you tell me the different between Tokico Illumina vs Tokico Illumina II? I assume it's not the same?
If you want TEMS, I think there is only "Tokico Illumina II" for the MK3. At least I know that it was the same back in '99 when I got them on my previous 91T. I am actually shocked that I was able to get the same classic setup as before all these years later. (Eibach,Tokico, ST Sway Bars).

It all gets installed next week :biggrinbo
 

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DId you get these from andy's auto sport? Reading some really bad reviews on these guys....
 

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Just checked with Andy's Auto and they were out of stock with estimated date of 1/1/2015....??????

Still looking....
 

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Wow. I just checked with 3 retailers that had these a few weeks ago when I was looking. They are all gone now. Also, that Ebay seller sold all 5 sets. One contact that I talked back and forth with extensively said he cannot get ahold of these until Dec 2014. Looks like they are totally sold out for a little while again. From my conversation with a prominent supplier, he said Tokico ships all the "parts and pieces" for these to Motovicity, who then builds them at their warehouse under strict guidelines from Tokico. It is probably the case that Motovicity only built a certain amount for the first batch, and now that they all sold out, they will probably have it on their books to build more down the road.
 

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Glad you got yours. Hopefully the demand will allow them to make enough and not be so hard to get.
 

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Got everything installed on Saturday. Super happy to report that my Supra feels about TEN TIMES more stable and planted on the road now. I had forgotten how awesome this setup was. It's smooth, yet precise, and bumps and dips in the road are now handled with ease, whereas before I sometimes felt like I was piloting an old boat.

All told, this full suspension upgrade (Eibach/Tokico Illumina/ST Sway bars) cost me about $1,600 installed.... and worth every penny. :icon_bigg
 

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Depends on what the smell is characterized as.
Still have a functioning catalytic converter?
 

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Uh..yeah..
No cat to light off the unburned fuel, its going to smell like a boat or an old musclecar.
I ran without a cat for a very short time, couldn't stand the fumes, cat is now back on.
 

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thx man. Yah now for some nice new tires and that'll about do it in the handling department.
I have the new tires, just missing the suspension :p I am pretty sure my shocks are original, so I look forward to joining the TEMS functional club along with you in the next year!

Sorry to hear about the smell issues, hopefully that gets sorted without too much trouble!
 

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By the way, did you replace any other suspension components when swapping out the shocks? I noticed you mentioned the ST sway bar, but did you replace any ball joints or bushings?

Hope the new tires work out! If they give you any woes I have nothing but good things to say about the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S plus tires I run now. Of course, in SoCal you probably would never need an all season tire :p
 

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By the way, did you replace any other suspension components when swapping out the shocks? I noticed you mentioned the ST sway bar, but did you replace any ball joints or bushings?

Hope the new tires work out! If they give you any woes I have nothing but good things to say about the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S plus tires I run now. Of course, in SoCal you probably would never need an all season tire :p
I didn't replace any ball joints or bushings.

We get our fair amount of rain here... less than many other places but still... when it rains here, it comes down pretty good. The Comp2's I'm getting are also rated very highly in wet traction so I should be covered. They get put on today!
 

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Looking forward to your review on the tires!

On the subject of cats, I am hoping to get the Random Technologies metal substrate high flow myself. Exhaust is the only mod I have planned, so based on comments throughout this site I think it will do well for me.
 

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I have a high flow cat...
you have one you want to sell or you are just telling us like "fyi"?

Looking forward to your review on the tires!

On the subject of cats, I am hoping to get the Random Technologies metal substrate high flow myself. Exhaust is the only mod I have planned, so based on comments throughout this site I think it will do well for me.
Tires are on, and so far they are excellent. Took a long circular on-ramp and my Supra felt like it was on roller coaster rails. Stuck to the ground like glue with no difficulty and no drama. Have only driven them like 50 miles so I'm takin it easy on them for now but that ramp was fun. :icon_bigg

As for high flow cats... anyone know if this one from Titan is a good one?

http://www.titanmotorsports.com/dibo3hiflcac.html
 

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I know this thread is for the Illumina shocks, but since the last couple posts discussed high flow cats, I figured I'd just post a quick update that after some additional research, I found that the one from Titan is a generic cat with Supra flanges attached to it and it has a ceramic spun core. Not ideal.

However, I had OCDSPEED make me one and it is 100% awesome quality. Full stainless design, including spun metallic core and much more high flow than the generic ones. I received it about 1 week after ordering it and it looks and feels fantastic... about as good of an exhaust piece as you could ask for.

Just wanted to report that update incase any of you are looking to get a high flow cat. OCD has it on sale right now for $189. :icon_bigg
 

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Would appear it doesn't pass ARB's Rapid Aging Test for aftermarket converters, so I'm not sure it really is as good as you say.
OCD is a one man shop. I seriously doubt ARB has any knowledge of these. As for "qualifying" for passing CA smog, I am very confident it will. I have this friend (eh-hem:icon_bigg) that passed with flying colors running a totally catless setup (dp to test pipe to 3 inch). Adding this cat is better than using an offroad pipe.
 

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Any updates on the IL2s?
I just called a couple places looking for them, new rumor is they'll be getting them in jan-feb of 2015. Works for me, since I've got a couple things to do before buying those. Best advice is to just try to call places occasionally and ask.
 

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Hey Vega, are you still happy with the shocks? Tax time means I can finally buy a set!
Perfectly happy! I love the way my Supra rides now. If you can find the Illuminas, get em!

Here's some brand new pics of my Supra with the full suspension setup.

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Awesome, time to pull the trigger then!

Also, you car looks amazing! The white package really did the Supra proud!
Thanks man. Yah the white package for 91-92 is awesome!

I know this thread is for the Illumina shocks, but since the last couple posts discussed high flow cats, I figured I'd just post a quick update that after some additional research, I found that the one from Titan is a generic cat with Supra flanges attached to it and it has a ceramic spun core. Not ideal.

However, I had OCDSPEED make me one and it is 100% awesome quality. Full stainless design, including spun metallic core and much more high flow than the generic ones. I received it about 1 week after ordering it and it looks and feels fantastic... about as good of an exhaust piece as you could ask for.

Just wanted to report that update incase any of you are looking to get a high flow cat. OCD has it on sale right now for $189. :icon_bigg
and to do a real quick follow up to this earlier post, I finally got up underneath the Supra this past weekend and put this bad boy on.

Looks great. Sounds perfect. No complaints. If anybody wants to get a high quality high flow stainless CAT, this is the one to get!

...and you can see faintly that is has an inscription on it "N/CE 59959 0614".

Not quite sure what that means but I suppose something for smog requirements? Here are some pics of it before and after installation.

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