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KYB Excel-G #4780492 06/07/18 07:11 PM
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This is the first time that I have seen KYBs being made in Taiwan. Usually it is USA or Japan.

The build quality and paint work were excellent though. Ride quality was surprisingly good, too.


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Did these go on the landlady's Lexus?

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I've seen Thailand and Taiwan on KYB shocks before. Spain, Mexico, and Germany, too.

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Toyota is made locally in Taiwan, if you are lucky they are OEM.


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Outsourcing for the bottom line Mike. They are better than Red Ryder and Monroe.

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The thing about it is, these are modern high speed factories. They aren't kids sitting on sidewalk putting together KYB shocks.


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I was watching an "AvE" tool video and he mentions the quality differences between China & Taiwan and states that Taiwan is much preferable over China. Just saying!


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Originally Posted By: Char Baby
I was watching an "AvE" tool video and he mentions the quality differences between China & Taiwan and states that Taiwan is much preferable over China. Just saying!


Absolutely. In machine tools Taiwan made is like the old USA made.
Taiwan can make some great products!


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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
I've seen Thailand and Taiwan on KYB shocks before. Spain, Mexico, and Germany, too.



Interesting. Good to know.

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Did these go on the landlady's Lexus?


Yes, for the rear. The passenger front received an OE strut from Lexus.

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Outsourcing for the bottom line Mike. They are better than Red Ryder and Monroe.


Yep. KYBs have been ok, but I am finding that they seep oil after a few years of service. Seep, not leak. However, it does not seem to affect their performance.


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