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 Post subject: KYB shocks, Opinions?
Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:03 am 
Stock as a Rock

Age: 31

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Ride: EF xr6 AU3 220kw xr8

Location: frankston
VIC, Australia

Hi guys,

I'm looking at some KYB excel G shocks and was looking for peoples personal experiences with KYB shockers. How do the excel G rate to the other shocks that KYB have to offer. Any feed back would be great.

Cheer Joel.




 Post subject: Re: KYB shocks, Opinions?
Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:34 pm 
Getting Side Ways

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Ride: EF XR6 Wagon, AU2 XR6 VCT

Power: 148 rwkw

Location: Auckland
New Zealand

Had KYB gas shocks (white) all round on my EF XR6 wagon. The difference was amazing - great turn-in and control, cornered like it was on rails, and stopped a lot shorter because it doesn't dive under braking. Ride was hard but OK with the factory 15" mags, but felt a bit too harsh for me when I upgraded to the factory 16" alloys. Now I'm on 17" FTRs, which hasn't helped the ride. But ride is a personal thing. Mine is a "family car", so I'm not looking for absolute performance at the expense of comfort.

I replaced the KYBs in the rear with a pair of Koni reds I picked up at a great price, and I much prefer them. The control is still great, but not harsh at all. I'm looking for a pair of Konis for the front now, but am not prepared to pay $700-800 for two shocks (cheapskate :D )

The KYB adjustables might give you the best of both worlds, as you can probably tune them to whatever balance of ride/control you want. KYBs have been good quality shocks in my experience ( I had another set of KYB whites on a previous car).



95 EF XR6 wagon, 17" FTRs, DBA, QFM, KYB/Koni, SS Ind, BA ind, MLS, milled, Franklin RH24B cam, Coby headers, no cat, Tickford 2.5", 2800rpm stall, J3 chip
01 AU XR6 VCT, Tickford body kit/alloys, Momo wheel/shifter, leather, QFM, SS Ind, BA ind, 3" airbox exit, Coby headers, no cat

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