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#4505763 - 09/02/17 07:56 PM KYB rebate until 9/30
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6166
Loc: USA
$40 for a set of four shocks or struts
$60 for two shocks/struts and two quick struts
$100 for four quick struts

KYB has never offered $100 rebate before!

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#4505765 - 09/02/17 07:59 PM Re: KYB rebate until 9/30 [Re: slacktide_bitog]
radtech91 Offline


Registered: 12/19/09
Posts: 482
Loc: Ohio
I never got the one I sent in back in April. Shows as not valid when I check on the rebate status site. I kept a copy of everything before I sent it in so I know it had the right info.
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#4505786 - 09/02/17 08:20 PM Re: KYB rebate until 9/30 [Re: slacktide_bitog]
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Registered: 05/29/09
Posts: 2148
Loc: WA (USA)
KYB - Keep Your Bilsteins

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#4505842 - 09/02/17 09:46 PM Re: KYB rebate until 9/30 [Re: slacktide_bitog]
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Registered: 08/06/10
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I don't understand why I keep hearing such wide opinions on KYB. Is it one of their models are economy/cheap vs a good quality replacement line? Sort of like those blue Monroe's before vs the black ones?

KYB seems to have great reviews on little 4-cylinder cars, etc.
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#4505868 - 09/02/17 10:25 PM Re: KYB rebate until 9/30 [Re: slacktide_bitog]
9050lx Offline


Registered: 11/07/08
Posts: 115
Loc: FL
dont overlook Koni if available.Bilstein may be cheaper than Koni.

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#4507490 - 09/04/17 06:54 PM Re: KYB rebate until 9/30 [Re: ltslimjim]
BigD1 Offline


Registered: 08/12/15
Posts: 2575
Loc: NC
Originally Posted By: ltslimjim
I don't understand why I keep hearing such wide opinions on KYB. Is it one of their models are economy/cheap vs a good quality replacement line? Sort of like those blue Monroe's before vs the black ones?

KYB seems to have great reviews on little 4-cylinder cars, etc.


I bought a set of the KYB Excel-G shocks for my Toyota pickup back earlier this year, and yes I did get the $40 rebate.

If I had to do it over again, I would buy the Monroe OESpectrum. The Excel-G shocks ride a little bit too stiff for me. Truck handles good, but it seems to me the Excel-G are made for handling while sacrificing ride comfort.
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#4507512 - 09/04/17 07:16 PM Re: KYB rebate until 9/30 [Re: BigD1]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
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Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: BigD1
If I had to do it over again, I would buy the Monroe OESpectrum. The Excel-G shocks ride a little bit too stiff for me. Truck handles good, but it seems to me the Excel-G are made for handling while sacrificing ride comfort.


You'd be better off with KYB's MonoMax or Gas-A-Just, Bilstein HD, or Monroe's Reflex, or Gabriel Max Control smile

FWIW, Monroe and Gabriel are also running rebate promos (they do every year September-October), but KYB doesn't always do it.

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#4507628 - 09/04/17 09:03 PM Re: KYB rebate until 9/30 [Re: slacktide_bitog]
Oro_O Offline


Registered: 09/20/14
Posts: 1351
Loc: Seattle-ish, WA
Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
Originally Posted By: BigD1
If I had to do it over again, I would buy the Monroe OESpectrum. The Excel-G shocks ride a little bit too stiff for me. Truck handles good, but it seems to me the Excel-G are made for handling while sacrificing ride comfort.


You'd be better off with KYB's MonoMax or Gas-A-Just, Bilstein HD, or Monroe's Reflex, or Gabriel Max Control smile

FWIW, Monroe and Gabriel are also running rebate promos (they do every year September-October), but KYB doesn't always do it.


ON most trucks and SUVs I'd totally agree with this. But on his '92 Toyota pick up, I think the lighter weight is why they spec the Excel-G. It is normally not spec'd for trucks/SUVs. I have them in our Lexus ES (3,500 lb curb weight) and they were stiff for about a year/15k miles then they broke in and are softer and quite good. Probaly will do the same in the smaller pick-up.

I do agree with you though. In my SUV I put in Monroe Sensa-Trac (now the OE Spectrum I think, they renamed things a few years ago). It took them out after 10k miles as they were sagging in the front. I put in the KYB gas-a-just and am much happier with handling and all-around performance with them.

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#4507835 - 09/05/17 07:38 AM Re: KYB rebate until 9/30 [Re: slacktide_bitog]
MarkM66 Offline


Registered: 10/19/10
Posts: 1544
Loc: stl
On my Vibe, they make quick struts for the front, but not for the rear. frown

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#4508368 - 09/05/17 07:26 PM Re: KYB rebate until 9/30 [Re: slacktide_bitog]
BigD1 Offline


Registered: 08/12/15
Posts: 2575
Loc: NC
I meant to say that the Excel-G shocks are too firm. I have heard that same thing about Excel-G being too firm from others, and now I know what they are talking about. Truck does handle good though as a daily driver. I am more of a cushioned ride man. My old bones have been beat on enough. Over 7,000 miles on the shocks now, and they still feel the same to me.

I might step up to a better shock later, but firm is not what I am after.
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