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PRC shocks
TC88 from Finland Offline
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#1
I should buy new shocks to my 88 TC. Cheapest choice would probably be to buy normal gas shocks but I like original PRC system and want to keep it. Original Ford schocks are still available but according to local Ford dealer their price is horrible.

I also found Tociko part number for electric TC shocks: Tociko Illumina EB 3061 (front) and EE 3446 (rear). Have you any experience of these, are they worth of buying? Is there other choices available?

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Lauri Salokangas
Tampere, Finland

1988 T-bird TC 5-spd
Lauri Salokangas
Tampere, Finland

1988 TC 5-spd, black with raven int.
K&N, CAI, Gills, Walbro 255lph, Kirban AFPR, BOV, 3" Stinger exhaust. Rebuilt diff and trans, 3G alt, Energy Suspension bushings, KYBs

1984 Mustang SVO
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#2
Yup, the price for PRC shocks from Ford is horrible! There are very few sets left in the Ford worldwide inventory.... something like 20 pairs of struts and 30 pairs of shocks last time I heard anything. Every now and then, you see a new in the box set on Ebay for a more reasonable price.

The PRC struts /shocks were made by Tociko for Ford. While some catalogs still list the Tociko PRC parts, they have been out of production for some time, and are basically not available any more. The real bad news: The tooling to make the PRC parts has beed destroyed, so there is zero chance of a production run of new parts.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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B_Lieder Offline
Senior Member
#3
If you don;t mind me asking. Where did you find the Tokico struts?? Internet, local?? Carparts.com said they had them but i got a letter today saying they could get them. I called and they said they had to be ordered from the company. After reading numerous posts i know that tokico killed the tooling and don;t make them anymore. I told the operator to take them off the web-site thats false advertisement. Oh well.....i guess i can keep searching, get normal struts, or buy what few ford does have.



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Bill Lieder
1988 TC stock until summer
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MykeTTC87 Offline
Member
#4
Well look at this, and I just wasted my time starting a topic about my struts.

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1987 Turbo Coupe, 2.3L 4 cyl, 153,000 miles, maroon paint (chipping clear coat), and gray interior.
Inactive
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#5
I got my set about 1 1/2 years ago from a SVO guy over on TF who also happens to be a parts guy at a Lincoln Mercury dealer. He had a few complete sets in stock, and was selling them at his cost. I paid $500 for a complete set. Any Ford dealer should be able to do a search of the worldwide parts inventory and tell you what is available.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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