KYB Front Shock Absorbers

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Re: KYB Front Shock Absorbers

Post by A7RXY » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:57 am

TOOL wrote:Result, but do they fit?
That is the million dollar question ............. only time will tell..............

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Re: KYB Front Shock Absorbers

Post by TOOL » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:31 pm

Yup, good luck buddy.
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Re: KYB Front Shock Absorbers

Post by DKWW2000 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:07 pm

Well done Dave, my lack of faith will have cost a few days as mine (according to DHL Tracking) are over the Atlantic somewhere due in on Wed!
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Re: KYB Front Shock Absorbers

Post by A7RXY » Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:11 pm

Andy Hopefully Pete will fit his first and do all the donkey work ... :D

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Re: KYB Front Shock Absorbers

Post by DKWW2000 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:53 pm

A7RXY wrote:Andy Hopefully Pete will fit his first and do all the donkey work ... :D
That would be good 0-0

I have greased my spring compressors & lubricated my nuts :oops: in anticipation.
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Re: KYB Front Shock Absorbers/LACK OF

Post by DKWW2000 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:04 pm

DKWW2000 wrote:Well done Dave, my lack of faith will have cost a few days as mine (according to DHL Tracking) are over the Atlantic somewhere due in on Wed!
Well sometimes you start down a path that looks easy with no obstacles like buying front struts.
Having told that mine were on route to UK I get a message that they have been "Returned to Sender" due to incorrect customs documentation :twisted:

Not one to give up easily & having had a 3rd refund from companies unable to complete the sale I bought again from another company this time using using the Global Shipping Programme :P

Yesterday a Box duly arrived feeling a bit under weight, so upon opening I found 1 x Strut having paid for 2 :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

I have now contacted Ebay & as the weight was kindly recorded by the courier it proves there could not have been 2 inside, also when I purchased they said they had only 2 (by email & listing) and now their listing is showing "Last 1 available"

4 times I have now tried and failed to buy 2 struts, on the bright side I am 50% there, the god of Distance buying is having his fun. F--$*?@£ZQ V(o

It is now a matter of honour that I WILL HAVE 2 (hp)
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Re: KYB Front Shock Absorbers

Post by A7RXY » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:51 pm

These struts are getting harder and harder to get hold of, as said before it has taken me 2 years to get mine having been let down a number of times, so only time will tell Pete until you get yours.
I noticed today that RB are advertising them on their European site at £90 + each but I wonder if they actually have any ?

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Re: KYB Front Shock Absorbers

Post by TOOL » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:17 pm

Back in sunny France

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Re: KYB Front Shock Absorbers

Post by spirit r » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:39 pm

TOOL wrote:Check this out: Re 944 struts.
What mod to fit the bilstein insert?
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Stossaempfer-Bil ... 1792642643

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Re: KYB Front Shock Absorbers

Post by DKWW2000 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:02 pm

Being a wimp I have been waiting for it to get warmer before I attempted the front strut change (having taken 4 months to source see earlier threads) today was the day!
I did the front right today so can report the KYB fit OK with the aid of a small O ring.
The only problem problem was getting the nut off at the top of the old strut. After several attempts with mole grips as per Ian's Topic :-

http://www.rx7fb.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=470

I got a 9" Grinder & cut straight through the shaft - :idea: Job done.

Once the new Strut was inserted into Tube there was a little free play so I used a O ring to take up the small gap to stop it rattling.

Whilst I am in that area working I am going to change some of the suspension bushes as I found a complete set of Super Pro on EBay AUS for £85 as packaging was damaged & £18 postage via Sea :mrgreen:

Over to you Dibs - :lol: No excuse now
RX7 FB S3 - RX7 FC TII Vert
Rotaries Previously Owned:-
2 x NSU Ro 80s - 2 x S2 RX7s - Suzuki RE 5 - DKW(Hercules) W2000 - Norton (Krauser) Commander

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