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Old 09-09-2005, 02:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi, has anyone had any bad experiences with kyb shocks? i find these extremely cheap compared to oem bmw, and would like to know how well they drive. i dont really want a sport setup, i actually like the comfortable, soft oem ride quality, but dont want to spend a s...tload on ''bmw's'' shocks. here in africa i can only get kyb and very overpriced bilsteins. so if anyone has fitted kybs, how well do they drive?
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You can order anything you want off the internet... and they will ship... I've never heard of those shocks as I would not buy them or use them.. Search around... do some research... the main players are Bilstein, H&R, Ground Control, Koni and a few others...

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I used their MonoMax shocks on my 4x4 truck and they were pretty good. They were made in Japan. After about 3 years they're still holding up with no leaks or anything. I would say they'll give you the stock kind of ride and last for many years.




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I do not have any experiance with them on BMW's, but I have been in other types of cars that have them. They are not quality products for auto-x or racing. A buddy with a 93 MR2 Turbo, belew his adjustable KYB struts 2x in one year. But never all 4 at once, so he replaced both times. He switched to bilstien and drove with them for 2 1/2 years with no problem. If all you do is drive like a communter, slow, no spirited or sport driving, and definately no auto-x, track days, canyon runs ect. then they *might* be ok, but I would rather go with OEM if that were the case (higher quality).

In short, I personally would never buy them for any reason.
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