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Thread: Front Suspension Help Request

  1. #21
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    KYB - カヤバ工業株式会社 - Kayaba Industry Co., Ltd. is a Japanese, Tokyo-based automotive company. The company's main products include shock absorbers, air suspensions, power steering systems, hydraulic pumps, motors, cylinders, and valves. Founded by Shiro Kayaba in 1919.
    Drives a Smart Cdi - 65 to 85 MPG

  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    Top of shock needs a 7 mm Allen socket, not a T45.
    There must be a lot of variation between shocks.

    My originals, complete with Smart stickers and part numbers were T45, my new KYBs are Hex





    My improvised collar fitting shock holder



    One of several areas that had POR15 slapped over it

    Paul
    Pure 2000 W, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Feb 08 - sold
    Passion 2000 W, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Mar 09 - sold
    Passion 1998 T, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Apr 10 - sold
    Cabrio 2001 Y, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Jul 10 Replaced Oct 16

  3. #23
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    I am now the proud owner of these, thanks to regular forum contributor.

    I'm never likely to use them again, so they will be offered for sale so I can try to recover some of the ever escalating tools cost that this project has incurred.

    Paul
    Pure 2000 W, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Feb 08 - sold
    Passion 2000 W, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Mar 09 - sold
    Passion 1998 T, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Apr 10 - sold
    Cabrio 2001 Y, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Jul 10 Replaced Oct 16

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKKid35 View Post
    Wow - just one year later?

    That is shocking.

    I had considered Anschler, but KYB seemed to have a good reputation so chose them instead.
    My KYB front springs lasted just four years before snapping - and they are horribly corroded too

    At least I get to use the shock clamp again, glad I didn't sell it after all

    I have since added an Impact U Joint to my tool collection, wonder whether that might get used
    Paul
    Pure 2000 W, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Feb 08 - sold
    Passion 2000 W, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Mar 09 - sold
    Passion 1998 T, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Apr 10 - sold
    Cabrio 2001 Y, LHD 599cc - Engine Rebuilt Jul 10 Replaced Oct 16

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