[Vwdiesel] Shock opinions

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Mon Oct 17 14:50:36 EDT 2005

slatersfb at aol.com wrote:
> KYB Gas shocks are the best ride I've found without undue harshness. Also, they are guaranteed for as long as you own the car in which they are installed. I've gotten at least 6 new sets of shocks & struts from KYB for free. I change them out whenever I'm not happy with the ride. With good wheel balance you can expect about 50k miles.
> Only drawback I've found is I think they use straight weight oil inside; ride in summer is a lot softer than in winter. 
> Bob in the Entirae State

I've found the KYB Gas Adjust strut inserts tonot be very good, or at least to not last very long with heavy use.  When my last 
wore out (seals failed, lost gas pressure then lost fluid), I replaced the Bilstein HD A1 inserts and they have been wonderful. 
  I do run the KYB GasAdjust shocks ont he back of my pickup and they are great there, last forever, ride and handle well.  Just 
can't say the same thing about their strut inserts.   shop receipt showing 4 shocks+labor.  I would have had to take them to a 
distributor facility and hope they would exchange them for me, II found KYBs replacement policy was sort of painful, I had 
purchased mine from a shop that installed them, so I had no invoice for the shocks, only a finally decided I would not even want 
another set.  I've heard the KYB GR2 inserts are better, but have not used them myself.  Bilstein is great on replaements, call 
up their 800 #, then they ship a replacement to you, return the bad part and they even pay for shipping both ways.


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