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Had my NF210s on for about 5 months now, and now the OEM shocks are gone. Well were gone a long time ago. Whole lotta road reconstruction here didnt help, especially a barrage of potholes from the road trip to Montreal for the F1. I had a good feeling they were gone a week after the trip, so ive been driving on blown shocks since! I'm getting a new set of Tokico HPs in the coming week. I dunno if anyone has them on, but ill give y'all a good idea of how they are. Mixed reviews about them, but none specific for the Versa. I hope everyone that's running aftermarket springs on stock shocks can get a chance to look over them again as it's extremely dangerous.
 

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seeing as i dont know much about shocks, how would i tell if they are blown? seeing as im running springs on oem shocks
 

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Well one way is bounce the car by pressing down on it from the front and back. If it bounces a lot, they're blown. If you're driving along a bumpy/rough road and the ride is harsh (hard hits, bottoming out, excessive bounce), they're blown. I had to replace the spacers on my car last week, I was running 10mm on each corner, cause the rims were hitting the caliper on the front, i just thought to even them out on all of them. I had the car jacked up and removed the wheels. I noticed as I had the wheel off, I could effortlessly bounce the rear shock and press against the front shocks. When gas shocks go bad, they dont extend (rebound) as quickly as they should.
 

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As for the wheel spacers, if anyone was interested lol, I just used 5mm on the front and removed the 10mm in the rear. Since Spec-V rims are hubcentric, I dont need hubcentric spacers, OEM FTW. Now with the 10mm spacers, the rims wasn't sitting fully on the hub. The hub only protrudes 12mm, so there was only 2mm for the rim to sit on with the 10mm spacer. Wasn't safe at all, so the 5mm spacer gave me 7mm on the hub for the wheel to sit on.
 

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Not sure if they have them for versa's but in other cars people have goodluck with kyb agx's when using lowering springs.
 

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thanks for the infor Aaron! and my shocks arent gone *phew* i've hit some bad potholes driving around too >.o hope your new shocks work out well for yah! let us know!
 

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Not sure if they have them for versa's but in other cars people have goodluck with kyb agx's when using lowering springs.
Yea I was looking at those as well, but they were $50 more per shock than the Tokicos. I got the set for $560, i was thinking of buying them from across the border, but the custom duties would have been much more.

thanks for the infor Aaron! and my shocks arent gone *phew* i've hit some bad potholes driving around too >.o hope your new shocks work out well for yah! let us know!
Yea definitely, you had yours for longer though and im surprised they've lasted. I wanna change mine before the snow falls, id hate to drive on blown shocks on snowy roads.
 

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As for the wheel spacers, if anyone was interested lol, I just used 5mm on the front and removed the 10mm in the rear. Since Spec-V rims are hubcentric, I dont need hubcentric spacers, OEM FTW. Now with the 10mm spacers, the rims wasn't sitting fully on the hub. The hub only protrudes 12mm, so there was only 2mm for the rim to sit on with the 10mm spacer. Wasn't safe at all, so the 5mm spacer gave me 7mm on the hub for the wheel to sit on.
I use 10mm rear spacers with a shank wheel nut. That way the shank on the nut centers the wheel as well as providing more thread
 

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So i didnt get my shocks yet, the supplier kept giving the shop i ordered them from the run around, saying they were in stock but obviously they werent cause they didnt arrive :( I called up JRP, hopefully they can get them for sure. In the mean time, i got my rims sandblasted :)
 

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^x2 I'm watching the repaint threads closely cuz i want to blast and repaint the SL rims when i buy new summer/AS tires, maybe 195-55-15, maybe next spring.
 

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^I like how Trigger's gloss black rims turned out, so i might do that. Might respray grille in gloss black too. Rims maybe white, maybe MG, maybe flat black.
 

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Sounds good. Have you seen plastidipped rims? They look as if they were spray painted but no sandblasting or anything involved...just clean, and spray. Check it out on YouTube when you can.
 

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Im thinking of either polishing them or black plasti-dip, either way i gotta smooth it to a polished surface so that its even. I needed them sandblasted cause the factory powdercoat was a bitch to remove by hand even with the strongest aircraft stripper. I was thinking of powdercoating, but with the rough streets the chances of chipping are high. Ill polish them smooth, then maybe plasti-dip after :)
 
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