KYB Shocks

Like many companies that are known today for excellence in automotive products,  KYB didn't start out in the industry.  Founded in Japan in 1919, their early expertise was in hydraulics.  Although KYB may be unknown to the average automobile owner, they claim to be the world's largest volume producer of automotive shock absorbers.  They can make this claim since they are an OEM supplier of shocks and struts to major car manufacturers like GM, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Chrysler, Subaru, Infiniti, Lexus, and Volkswagen.  Their manufacturing philosophy is to produce only high end shocks to meet different driving requirements.  Let's look at some of their offerings.

KYB Excel-G Gas Shock Absorber Right Rear part 234059 1995 Corolla
KYB Excel-G Gas Shock Absorber Right Rear part 234059 1995 Corolla $3,339.99
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KONI Sport Adjustable Yellow Shocks BMW 5 series F10 11-14 Fronts
KONI Sport Adjustable Yellow Shocks BMW 5 series F10 11-14 Fronts $1,101.94
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Mookeeh MK1 Premium 2 Front Gas Shocks Struts 03-09 Mercedes-Benz W211 E350 214S
Mookeeh MK1 Premium 2 Front Gas Shocks Struts 03-09 Mercedes-Benz W211 E350 214S $999.99
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2 KYB Left+Right Front Struts Shock Absorber Assembly Set Pair Kit for BMW Z3
2 KYB Left+Right Front Struts Shock Absorber Assembly Set Pair Kit for BMW Z3 $999.95
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KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS AWD CHRYSLER PACIFICA 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS AWD CHRYSLER PACIFICA 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 $976.44
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KONI Sport Shocks CAMARO FIREBIRD Z28 93-02 Fronts + Rears
KONI Sport Shocks CAMARO FIREBIRD Z28 93-02 Fronts + Rears $953.70
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KONI Sport Shocks for Infiniti G35 & Nissan 350z Fronts + Rears Shocks Struts
KONI Sport Shocks for Infiniti G35 & Nissan 350z Fronts + Rears Shocks Struts $940.10
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Tokico Illumina shocks and lowering springs for Datsun 240z 260z Brand new
Tokico Illumina shocks and lowering springs for Datsun 240z 260z Brand new $850.00
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JDM Subaru Legacy KYB LOWFER SPORTS Shocks Coil Springs Strut Suspension 2005-09
JDM Subaru Legacy KYB LOWFER SPORTS Shocks Coil Springs Strut Suspension 2005-09 $749.99
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Front & Rear Suspension KIT Shocks KYB for Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 02-04 4WD
Front & Rear Suspension KIT Shocks KYB for Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 02-04 4WD $849.96
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4WD Front & Rear Suspension KIT Shock Absorbers KYB for Chevrolet Tahoe 00-06
4WD Front & Rear Suspension KIT Shock Absorbers KYB for Chevrolet Tahoe 00-06 $849.86
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KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS FWD 2WD CHRYSLER PACIFICA 04 05 06 07 08 339088 SR2006
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS FWD 2WD CHRYSLER PACIFICA 04 05 06 07 08 339088 SR2006 $817.98
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For BMW E53 X5 00-06 V8 4.4L KYB Front Rear Shock Absorbers+MountSuspension Kit
For BMW E53 X5 00-06 V8 4.4L KYB Front Rear Shock Absorbers+MountSuspension Kit $799.94
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Front & Rear Struts Shocks Engine Mount KYB Excel-G / MTC For Honda Odyssey EX-L
Front & Rear Struts Shocks Engine Mount KYB Excel-G / MTC For Honda Odyssey EX-L $795.84
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KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS BMW E38 740i 95 96 97 98 to 02
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & GERMAN LOWERING SPRINGS BMW E38 740i 95 96 97 98 to 02 $743.04
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KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & LOWERING SPRINGS E53 BMW X5 335924 335925 555610 951042
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & LOWERING SPRINGS E53 BMW X5 335924 335925 555610 951042 $786.00
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KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & SPRINGS & MOUNTS fits LEXUS GS300 GS400 GS430 1998-2005
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS & SPRINGS & MOUNTS fits LEXUS GS300 GS400 GS430 1998-2005 $717.12
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KONI Sport Shocks SUBARU WRX 04-07 Front & Rear Shocks
KONI Sport Shocks SUBARU WRX 04-07 Front & Rear Shocks $763.30
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KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS AWD NIVOMAT DODGE CARAVAN & CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY
KYB 4 STRUTS SHOCKS AWD NIVOMAT DODGE CARAVAN & CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY $761.16
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JDM Subaru Forester STi SG9 SG5 KYB Bilstein Shocks Coil Springs Struts 2003-08
JDM Subaru Forester STi SG9 SG5 KYB Bilstein Shocks Coil Springs Struts 2003-08 $650.99
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Kyb Shocks:  GR-2/Excel-G
The GR-2/Excel-G is meant to restore a vehicle's ride performance to its operating condition as it left the factory.  Shocks wear out over time and lead to noticeable deterioration in ride quality as well as steering and control operations.  For owners who do not need high performance capabilities and drive under normal conditions, this is the recommended shock.  The Excel-G is simply the GR-2 in black instead of silver.  The KYB web site has a service locator wizard and you may be surprised to learn that although you may never have heard of KYB shocks, automobile repair shops have and you won't have any trouble finding a place to have them installed.

Kyb Shocks:  Gas-a-Just
If you own an SUV, light truck, or van,  or if you want better performance from your automobile, this is the shock KYB recommends.  It's a monotube design that automatically adjusts to changing road conditions.  Kyb claims the monotube design is much better than twin tube for vehicle handling and stability.  If you are a natural skeptic, check the Internet automotive discussion forums and you'll find many car enthusiasts agree.  These are generally people who install shocks themselves, so one would assume they know what they are doing!

Kyb Shocks:  AGX
These are specialty shocks for select high performance and sports cars where the ability to adjust the shocks to varying performance requirements is desireable.  Drives can fine tune AGX shocks to match their personal driving preferences under different conditions.  They can be adjusted without going under the vehicle by means of a specially mounted adjustment knob.

Kyb Shocks:  MonoMax
Think of the MonoMax as a shock absorber on steroids.  Although they are a favorite of many light truck and van owners, especially those who want to raise or lower their vehicle, they truly stand out from the field in heavy duty towing, plowing, and hauling  applications.  They're the perfect choice for diesel trucks.

If you're in the market for replacement shocks, Kyb shocks are definitely worth a look, even if you've never heard of them before.