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KYB Gas Shock

Part No. 343149 Warranty Details  

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Ride Comfort may be important, but restoring a vehicle’s Ride Control; stability, stopping, lane change responsiveness and handling is critical. KYB Excel-G Shocks & Struts are designed for the most important performance purpose: Restoring the vehicle’s original capabilities. KYB is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to new vehicle manufacturers and the Excel-G is made on the very same KYB OE assembly lines, uses the same OE quality components and is calibrated to restore original, designed performance, not change it. That has earned Excel-G the classification: OEA (Original Equipment for the Aftermarket). The KYB Excel-G is a nitrogen gas-charged, twin-tube design that includes every quality component that our global OEM products include.

Product Features:
  • Recommended OEM replacement shock for classic, domestic cars
  • Specifically calibrated to help restore original handling and control characteristics
  • Uses a seamless working cylinder matched with a Teflon coated piston band for a positive seal and longer life
  • Triple chrome plated piston rod and multi-lip oil seals that reduce wear
  • Solid seamless mounting eye rings and bolt bushings to eliminate rattles
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Adjustable:No
Body Diameter:38.6 mm
Body End Type:See Upper mount/Lower mount
Body Material:Steel
Boot Included:No
Bushing Color:Black
Bushing Material:Rubber
Coil Over Springs Included:No
Compressed Length:12.91 in
Diameter:38.6 mm
Dust Shield:Yes
Extended Length:21.57 in
Gas Charged:Yes
Internal Design:Twin-tube
Lower Mount Type:E1
Material:Twin-tube
Mounting Brackets Included:No
Mounting Hardware Included:Yes
Shock Type:Twin-tube
Valving Selection Quantity:0

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KYBGas Shock
 
4.0

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(5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Easy to Install-Great Ride

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from Lawrenceville, Georgia

About Me Amateur Mechanic

Verified Buyer
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Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Instructions Confusing

Best Uses

  • Mini -van

Comments about KYB Gas Shock:

I replaced the original rear shocks on a 1998 Toyota Sienna mini-van with these. Installation was easy. The location and orientation of the shock mounting hardware was such that I did not need to remove the rear wheels. I did use safety stands and wheel chocks in case the vehicle or parts thereof moved when the shocks were removed. No impact wrench was needed to remove the old shocks. I sprayed the old bolts and nuts with penetrating oil, waited a bit and removed them with regular wrenches and sockets. Of course, road salt is not commonly used here during the winters of the South, so corrosion is probably less than in areas where it is used. The resulting ride is excellent!

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(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good shock

By 

from louisiana

About Me Casual Driver

Pros

  • NICE RIDE

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Van

    Comments about KYB Gas Shock:

    i put gabriel shock on my van and dissappointed shock to hard i return it replace with kyb gr2 put it on test drive WOW..nice ride...im happy..my sienna feel just like a van again.

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    (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I would buy this product again

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    from Bastrop, TX

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    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable Ride
    • Easy To Install
    • Improves Handling
    • Improves Launching

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about KYB Gas Shock:

      Easy installation and provides a great ride.

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      • Casual Driver

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      • Q:

        are they sold in pairs
        Asked on 1/2/2012 by Anonymous from dutcheescountyny

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          A:

          No, these are sold individually. This is a twin - tube design Gas charged shock absorber from KYB which will fit for both the rear driver side and rear passenger side.

          Answered on 1/3/2012 by DIY Daniel from AAP
      • Q:

        is this shock for the front or the rear?
        Asked on 5/18/2010 by Anonymous

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          This is for the rear.

          Answered on 5/18/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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