KYB Corporation produces a variety of ride control, hydraulic, and electronic products for use as original equipment and replacement parts in automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, specialty vehicles, buses, aircraft, railroad cars, industrial applications, agricultural applications, and civil engineering projects. KYB’s global headquarters is located in Tokyo, Japan. By consistently developing world class ride control products, KYB has become the world's largest supplier of OE and aftermarket shocks and struts. In fact, more than 1 in 5 vehicles built around the world use KYB shocks and struts. KYB has 32 facilities in 21 countries, and 15 manufacturing plants in Asia, the United States, and Europe. While much of KYB's overall sales are from automotive shock absorbers, KYB also produces a wide range of hydraulic and electronic equipment used in a variety of applications in many aspects of modern life. Vehicular and transportation applications include power steering systems, automotive electronics, construction equipment, agricultural equipment, special use vehicles, railroading, aircraft, and maritime shipping. Other KYB product applications include hydraulic equipment used in manufacturing, testing, lifestyle, and civil engineering projects, as well as special needs equipment such as wheelchairs. The varied uses and applications of KYB products and equipment demonstrate our commitment to helping create a safer, more efficient, and more comfortable society.
The KYB Strut-Plus means "OE-Plus" for your vehicle: The KYB Strut-Plus is a ready to install assembly that doesn’t require a special spring compressor to transfer parts. It’s OE-Plus because it’s designed to "restore" designed performance. That‘s better than using an OE replacement part because OE parts are designed for new vehicles, not used vehicles. The Strut-Plus goal is to help restore the vehicle’s Tire Control which affects vehicle stability, stopping distance, lane change responsiveness and overall handling. Every component in a complete strut assembly is critical to its overall performance: That’s why the KYB Strut-Plus only includes the highest OE or better components. At the heart of Strut-Plus is the Excel-G Gas Strut which is built on the same KYB OE assembly lines and is calibrated to compensate for wear caused by vehicle age & miles driven. Where applicable, the KYB Strut-Plus also includes a new coil spring, mount, insulator, bearing plate and attaching parts. The KYB Strut-Plus comes pre-assembled, saves time on installation, eliminates assembly errors and includes all necessary components to get the job done right; the first time.
- Where applicable: An improved, new coil spring that resists metal fatigue as much as 600% more than competitors and uses baked-on, powder coated paint to reduce rust & corrosion
- Where applicable: Includes hard to find, OE quality bearing plates and insulators
- Where applicable: A protective boot and bumper