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Old 09-08-2017, 04:12 PM   #11
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In my shop and my personal vehicles I press for KYB shocks and struts. I've been in business for myself for 4 years now with no known blown KYB shocks sold/installed. My personal vehicles have never had a failure from KYB's and usually get 90,000 before signs of wear or leakage. But that's just my experience.
After my experience with Bilstein I went with KYB on my VW Scirocco and love them.

I do love the FRONT Bilsteins but I'm gong to pull the backs off and shitcan them for KYB's. The failure rate is now 100% on rear shocks from Bilstein.
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I appreciate all of the directions given for shocks. I bought KYB after some advice from forum members. I installed them close to "4" weeks ago. Install was straight forward. Actually my 10year old son did the job. He loves this truck and has taken personal pride in it. The ride is significantly better, I mean come on the old shocks were originals and had "0" return.

I don't have much to compare them to but they hold up on and off road. I don't mud but do trail ride.

Two weeks ago we installed new sway bar bushing and links. There was "0" rubber left on the sway bar or bushings. Rides much better.

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Old 11-06-2017, 10:23 PM   #13
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i got blue monroes, SOOOOO soft. kind of like it but I am starting to think they are too soft.
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Old 03-30-2018, 12:01 AM   #14
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i got blue monroes, SOOOOO soft. kind of like it but I am starting to think they are too soft.
I had them and they are good for 2 years. I replaced them with blue Gabriels and not bad, not "Heavy" duty for offroad but nice.

Far better on the back than Bilsteins, I have a full set doing nothing on the shelf if you are PNW area (1 year old, 20 miles or so on them).
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I just found out that first gen xterra shocks will fit the hardbody. The rear shocks are like an inch longer but I found bilstiens on half off day at my local pick and pull.
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Old 11-02-2018, 11:31 PM   #16
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Ive got lower end Rancho shocks, put them on when I got the truck 13 years ago. they're great off road but they're jarring on it. I'm looking for something that is better suited to go fast off road not crawl rocks and is smooth on the road.

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I have the Bilstein 5100 Series installed on my 2009 Nissan Pathfinder LE. It works great.
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