KYB Shock absorbers.

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 19:34
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My old man is looking at new shocks for his 2000 Bravo and asked me if I'd heard of KYB shocks. Ive never heard of them but was interested if any one else had used them. They are only going to be used on the bitumen so dont need to be heavy duty. The price he got quoted was $130 a pair.

Cheers Matt.
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Reply By: Mark T - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 20:10

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 20:10
KYB have been around for years.

Used a pair on the front of my Daihatsu F20 in 1977.

Seemed to be good then.

Cheers

Mark T
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Reply By: Geoff M (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 20:13

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 20:13
Matt,
KYB are Kayaba, on about a brazilian motor bikes in this world.
OEM supplier to Honda bikes.
All seem quite reliable to me. Never had them on a 4x4 but are fine in my experience on bikes and 2wd's.

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Follow Up By: 120scruiser - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 20:44

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 20:44
Also OEM for Nissan.
Replacement shocks are a little soft for my liking.
Try chasing some Boge. OEM for BMW and a very good shock.
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Reply By: desert - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 21:17

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 21:17
Big shocker company, I think Japanese, been around in excess of 25 years that I know of. One of the first to supply after market shocks for Patrols back in 1977. Still supply Nissan shockers for various models.
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Reply By: Member - uncle - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 21:22

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 21:22
Hi Matt,back in the 80's we used KYB's on the rear of our rally car,they copped some of the hardest and toughest forest roads,creek crossings etc,etc.
We would compete in 24 rallys a year,and average competitive klms per event was around 250klm.Thats flat out for 250kph! We had the car for 3 years so thats 18,000 very hard klm,not to mention practicing and test sessions.The shocks were still on the car when we sold it after 3 years and not a leak or crack on the mounting eyes anywhere.Hope fully they still make em like that!Cheers and good luck with them if you do decide to purchase them.

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Follow Up By: Member - David 0- Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 08:17

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 08:17
Had em on my rally car as well, No problems ever, and we gave it a caning.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew(WA) - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 22:24

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2006 at 22:24
KYB?

Know Your Booze..

I do every Friday night and highly recommend it

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Reply By: Member - MrBitchi (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 09:23

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 09:23
Standard shocks on current model Pajeros.
Mine have 100k on them and still going strong.
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