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Old 07-29-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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KYB gas shock install

Just installed the KYB gas shocks. The ride is fine with the amount of weight I carry most of the time(500lbs.). I also have the firestone ride rite air bags for any weight I would put on the truck.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:06 PM   #2
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which kyb did you install? GR2? GasAdjust? MonoMax? also you gotta remember a shock has nothing to do with weight carring capacity.
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It is true the shock has nothing to do with rear ride height. However, more weight in the back needs more damping.

Pics would be nice.
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[QUOTE=KenLyns;5457676 Pics would be nice.[/QUOTE]+1!
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I got the EXCEL-G shock. The dampening is fine for my work. I had bought the truck with monroe air shocks. But after I put on the air bags the ride was too bouncy. I noticed oil when I was putting in air for the shocks out of the valve stem. I thought a seal must have been bad inside of the shock?. So I replaced it with the kyb recommended by My mechanic. The ride seems alot more refined.
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The rear leaf springs towards the front of the truck were rolling over. So the air bags helped with that problem of the excess weight. I only have 15lbs. of air in the bags and that cures any bottoming out issues I had. I happy with the ride. The big difference I noticed is how stable the truck feels when cornering.
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Ok good the "excel g" models are an oe version of the gr2 which is a great shock!
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