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KYB GR-2 Struts


 
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uta_flyinghigh
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:24 am    Post subject: KYB GR-2 Struts Reply with quote

Strangely enough there's no review on these even though everyone and his dog has them, so here goes.

I bought mine new from modernperformance and they made it safely through YUL/CDG/FCO and finally TUN (and got through customs heheh).



Fit and finish is quite nice but I find them to be visually a bit of a letdown as they look just like OEM struts.
They obviously fit right in however they seemd to raise my car's rear end a litlle (I have major weight redux over the rear so that could explain it).

Ride is nice albeit a litlle bit harsher than the stock struts and they cope very well with Tunisian road conditions. They don't make any noise and handling improves slightly.

In all a great OEM replacement as better and cheaper but I don't see how this is a performance strut. Stay tuned for how they hold up with lowering springs.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AFAIK KYB's are replicas of SDE struts, the ones used on R/T's and 96 sports, SDE struts were the most agressive non acr strut made for the neon
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, maybe I'm just used to the handling/harshess of EUro cars then Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how did the kybs handle with lowering springs? how much of a drop do you have? im ordering myself a pair tonight
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They handled better than with the stock springs; I have a -40 mm drop with Eibach Sportlines.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so do they ride nice?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they do now, they wont for long!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tyler wrote:
If they do now, they wont for long!


y do you say that?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They put a lot of strress on the struts and shorten the life of them by a ton.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty much, I have Eibach Sportlines and have had them for about 1.5 years and my KYB's are pretty much blown. I need new strut mounts too. They look great but give a harsh ride.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mahifish wrote:
They put a lot of strress on the struts and shorten the life of them by a ton.


Whats they? the lowering springs?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2.Slo wrote:
mahifish wrote:
They put a lot of strress on the struts and shorten the life of them by a ton.


Whats they? the lowering springs?


yes, read my previous post.
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