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Questions about shocks/struts for lowered springs


Kenneth.
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Hey guys,

I just wanna consider my options. I'm looking to lower my Yaris Hatchback. I'm pretty much settled on the lowering springs (Tanabe NF210 1.1"/1.3" - F/R), however I wanna do a proper job and swap out the shocks at the same time, instead of using the stock shocks and having to swap them out again later.

I have spoken to KYB Australia and they have told me that they have just come out with struts/shocks for the Yaris (Excel-G).

I also have access to some Tokico HP struts/shocks - I believe these are stiffer then the KYBs and are classed as "high performance" shocks.

As far as I know the Excel-G are not a high performance shock as such, but a direct OEM replacement (but better). So I wondering if the KYB Excel-G would be okay to use with my lowering springs. Because if they are, I believe the KYB would be a cheaper option for me, as they can be sourced locally, as opposed to the Tokico which I would have to get from the U.S. (+ the poor exchange rates atm).

I have no intentions of taking this car onto a track, so it'll be street driving all the time.

Anyone with any opinions on these KYB's, please let me now.

Regards,

Kenneth

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Thanks for the reply guys! Yeah, I'm really considering the Excel-G's.

But I'm waiting to see if there are any Koni's Red or Yellow for the Yaris. KYB doesn't have any AGX (adjustables) for the Yaris.

Is there a huge price difference between Adjustables and the KYB Excel G's? And is the price difference worth it?

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i got my last set of kyb's for 140 a pair.

they did the job and were really good.

i put them with king spring lows in a corolla.

if you are still looking into getting these let me know.

i am also thinking of putting kyb's into a yaris 5dr very soon.

but i am going to try to pair with king springs again after my great experiances with them.

plus i can get them cheap as chips.

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i got my last set of kyb's for 140 a pair.

they did the job and were really good.

i put them with king spring lows in a corolla.

if you are still looking into getting these let me know.

i am also thinking of putting kyb's into a yaris 5dr very soon.

but i am going to try to pair with king springs again after my great experiances with them.

plus i can get them cheap as chips.

what kyb were they? 140 sounds like a very good price..

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my bad.

i 140 a corner for kyb exel g and 120 a pair for the springs.

sorry for supplying misleading information.

autobarn dural is a sponsor of sydney rolla club. that is how i got them cheap.

ok that sounds about right then :) waiting for my set.. will see how they go when they r in :)

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140 a corner sounds reasonable for the shock/struts.

These were the part numbers quoted to me by a lady @ KYB Australia for the Yaris hatchback:

Front left : 334473

Front right : 334472

Rear : 343442

If you could check with Autobarn if they're able to get them at 140 a corner (or even cheaper maybe? :P ), please do let me know! ahah..

Regards,

Kenneth

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  • 2 weeks later...

they aren't yet available for the Yaris. Yes they have the numbers but the product isn't yet available to purchase. This what I got from my wholesaler who rang KYB direct about it.

KT 668 I sent you a PM with the info in it.

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