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KYB Gas Strut

Part No. 341340 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 and it is the preferred choice for Asian vehicles.

Product Features:
  • #1 recommended Original Equipment replacement choice for Asian SUVs and Crossovers
  • Specifically calibrated to help restore the original handling and control characteristics of the Toyota truck-based SUVs
  • 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
  • Engineered to help vehicles with electronic safety systems (ESC, ABS, etc.)
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Adjustable Rebound:No
Coil Spring Included:No
Damping Type:Non-adjustable twin-tube
Mounting Hardware Included:Yes
Vehicle Position:F


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  • Comfortable Ride
  • Easy To Install
  • Great ridea much better
  • Improves Handling
  • Improves Launching
  • Strut than the factory on


    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Performance Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about KYB Gas Strut:

    Great strut,a lot better that the factory X-Reas system.And much better than Monroe

    • Car & Truck:
    • Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

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    • Q:

      Asked on 1/1/2014 by RICK from VENICE FL

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        Hi Rick, great question! I researched and found that this shock absorber fits only for 4WD. In order to locate the exact shock absorber please provide the model and engine size of your 2010 Toyota vehicle.

        Answered on 1/2/2014 by Vincent from AAP
    • Q:

      I need to replace the front struts on my 2007 Toyota Tacoma 4x4, v6, 4-door. Will this product work? I'm a little confused because it says shock, not strut. Thanks.
      Asked on 1/23/2013 by Paul

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        Yes, this KYB Gas Shock - (Part No. 341340) is an exact fit for your 2007 Toyota Tacoma 4WD. It is a gas charged strut for the front side of your vehicle. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

        Answered on 1/23/2013 by Max from AAP
    • Q:

      do you need a spring compresser or related item to replace these struts and is it relitively easy to do on an 05 tacoma 4wd ? thanks
      Asked on 7/5/2012 by charlie from upstate ny

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        Yes, this KYB Gas Shock(Part No. 341340) fits your 2005 Toyota Tacoma. Instructions: 1. Raise the vehicle with the floor jack. 2. Remove the wheel and tire with the lug wrench by turning the nuts in a counterclockwise direction. Set the wheel and tire aside. 3. Loosen the lower shock absorber mount nut by turning it in a counterclockwise direction, but do not completely remove it. 4. Remove the top mount bolts, or twin mounting screws, or single mount post nut by turning them all counterclockwise. The shock's eyelet will either go through the mount bolt, or be mounted to a plate that fastens to the underside of the vehicle. Front shocks will typically mount into large holes at a vertical angle, protected by bushings. 5. Remove the lower mount nut by turning it out completely, and the shock will slide off of the mount bolt and out of the vehicle. 6. Replace the shock absorber and position it onto the upper mount bolt. Secure it to the top mount, but do not tighten the nuts or bolts completely. 7. Line up the lower mount bolt, then cut the keeper strap on the new shock. Press the lower eyelet onto the mount bolt as the shock decompresses, then tighten the lower mount nut in a clockwise direction. 8. Tighten the upper mount nuts completely. 9. Replace the wheel and tighten the lug nuts clockwise, in an alternating pattern. 10. Lower the vehicle from the floor jack. Tools You'll Need: Socket set, Floor jack, Lug wrench, Screwdrivers.

        Answered on 7/6/2012 by Steve from AAP
    • Q:

      Will this work perfectly with Toyota 4runner 2003 Sports?
      Asked on 5/30/2012 by mayorbrain from MA

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        Yes, this part KYB Gas Shock, Part No. 341340 fits your 2003 Toyota 4Runner Sports. This part is for the Front side of the vehicle.
        For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

        Answered on 5/31/2012 by Aaron from AAP
    • Q:

      Are shocks and struts two separate things, or are they essentially two parts of the same piece? Thanks!
      Asked on 10/19/2011 by Anonymous

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        Shocks and struts do the same thing control the bounce of the car. Struts are on the front of some cars. They well incorporate the spring as part of them. A shock well be in the middle of the front spring clearly seen as a separate part.

        Answered on 10/19/2011 by Steve from AAP
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