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Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:43 pm 
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I have been searching this forum to find out more about KYB shocks as I will be replacing my shocks this week. From what I have read the KYB's are very good value, give a firm ride but will wear out faster than koni's ect.
What sort of life expectancy would you expect from a set of KYB's?

Also how much did you pay for your set of KYB's? (shocks only) and which model did you get?

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Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:09 pm 
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my front ones have worn out (squeeking, bottoming out) after ~40,000/1 years use. but were good till then :)

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:08 pm 
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is that on superlows? which model did you use and how much did it set you back?

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Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:19 am 
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Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:45 am 
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yeah that was on superlows, im not sure on the exact model. sorry i cant be of more help.

p.s. my car has bottomed out MANY times, which im sure has severely shorten the life expectancy of the shocks.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:36 am 
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Most standard shocks have a life of 100,000km

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:52 am 
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rushed wrote:
yeah that was on superlows, im not sure on the exact model. sorry i cant be of more help.

p.s. my car has bottomed out MANY times, which im sure has severely shorten the life expectancy of the shocks.


bottomed out how? Also how much did the shocks cost you?

standard shocks wouldn't last 100 000km's on low springs I dont think
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Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:53 am 
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how much are you looking to pay anton? i need some new fronts - have been told BOGE are good too - WA Suspensions do them i believe for pretty good $$$ :)

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:01 pm 
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I'll pay as little as possible :P depends on what I'm getting as to what I will pay but a place online quoted me $220 for front and rear KYB's, which seems cheap but after doing some searching on here one person said he got pedders shocks (rebadged KYB's) and springs fitted for $450 so maybe the price is right. What about you frase? how much for the boge's?
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Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:55 pm 
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$220 for front & rears? sounds pretty good!

i've got the BOGE shock prices written down at home somewhere, but were pretty good too!

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:02 pm 
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$220 for front & rears? sounds pretty good!

i've got the BOGE shock prices written down at home somewhere, but were pretty good too!


This might turn into a group buy. I'd like some better front shocks..
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Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:54 pm 
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I will be buying next week, so can everyone in perth with DEFINATE interest in sports shocks (front and/or rear) PM, also state if you need them fitted. cheers
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