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Anyone tried the KYB Gas Rear Shock Absorbers?

 
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Old 26 Oct 2018, 09:13 pm
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Default Anyone tried the KYB Gas Rear Shock Absorbers?

After 175,000 of rough Canadian roads, im guessing the shock absorbers are toast, Debating between two options on rock auto, The Monroe basic ones are $21.xx and I put them in my brothers cobalt at 200,000 and he said he could feel the difference. The KYB Gas shocks look like there a reasonable price on rockauto $37.xx wondering if anyone has given them a try, Roads are very rough around here and would like some nice suspension.

Even the premium ones on rockauto are cheaper then the basic Napa ones here in Canada, that are clearly the same as the $21 monroes.. and the $37 gas shocks are $127 here in Canada.... Love rockauto.



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I installed Monroe sensa trac shocks on my PT 5 years go. Very satisfied with them so far. They are #5989. $33 each. Most of my driving is on paved roads. I bled them by compressing them upside down and releasing them right side up till any air bubbles go away. [an old habit].
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Old 27 Oct 2018, 08:18 pm
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Default Re: Anyone tried the KYB Gas Rear Shock Absorbers?

I replaced my original leaky rear shocks with the above KYB's. One of the easiest things I've done on this car. Strangely I did not notice a difference in the ride.
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Old 27 Oct 2018, 08:24 pm
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Default Re: Anyone tried the KYB Gas Rear Shock Absorbers?

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I installed Monroe sensa trac shocks on my PT 5 years go. Very satisfied with them so far. They are #5989. $33 each. Most of my driving is on paved roads. I bled them by compressing them upside down and releasing them right side up till any air bubbles go away. [an old habit].
That's what I have on my PT along with the Monroe front struts. Been very satisfied with the ride and they have a Lifetime Warranty.

A couple of years ago I got a free set of shocks for the rear.
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I've had the KYB shocks since the previous owner changed them. After installing lowering springs they give a very sporty ride.
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Default Re: Anyone tried the KYB Gas Rear Shock Absorbers?

To answer the question YES.
I often also highly recomend KYB Gas-a-just for the rear of a PT Cruiser if the best ride quality is not the end result but to improve in part the handling characteristic's of the suspension regardless ig stock or upgrades like larger anti-roll bars. It's to bad they do not make a GAS -A- strut cartridges just for the front?
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