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KYB shocks

Post by jimmy-120sport » Wed May 16, 2018 11:22 am

Are these any good? Can’t get bilstein B4S’s till September and have seen KYB equivalents for around the same price so thought I would ask

Or are Sachs shocks a better alternative?

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Re: KYB shocks

Post by Toed64 » Thu May 17, 2018 6:18 pm

KYBs are OK - they are cheap and cheerful, I've put them on a couple of shopping cars, but I don't think they are likely to be as good as Billies.

I've used this company for lots of bits (and they seem to have B4s in stock at good prices:

https://www.onlinecarparts.co.uk/car-br ... d%5B%5D=16
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Re: KYB shocks

Post by jimmy-120sport » Sat May 19, 2018 9:29 am

I would prefer the B4’s bud but no one will have them in stock till September :shock: that’s why I’m looking at alternatives
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Re: KYB shocks

Post by Toed64 » Sat May 19, 2018 11:07 am

jimmy-120sport wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 9:29 am
I would prefer the B4’s bud but no one will have them in stock till September :shock: that’s why I’m looking at alternatives
Have you checked that company - it's German stock.
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Re: KYB shocks

Post by jimmy-120sport » Sat May 19, 2018 9:00 pm

Yeah bud I've checked them and they don't have B4S's in stock they just have the normal B4's :(
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Re: KYB shocks

Post by Toed64 » Sun May 20, 2018 8:53 am

jimmy-120sport wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 9:00 pm
Yeah bud I've checked them and they don't have B4S's in stock they just have the normal B4's :(
OK...sorry, I'd not heard of B4S, I didn't know that Bilstein produced a different specs of B4 - I thought that the specs changed with the number, ie B4, B6, B8 etc.

I just had a look at the Bilstein website and there is no mention of a B4S.

https://www.bilstein.com/uk/en/products-and-services/
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Re: KYB shocks

Post by jimmy-120sport » Sun May 20, 2018 9:14 am

Technically they aren’t called B4S’s, bilstein do a B4 shock for cars with either standard suspension (B4) or a car with sports suspension (B4S’s) I’m trying to get part numbers 22-144256 (front left) 22-144270 (front right) & 19-144238 (tears) but having no joy
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