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Ride Comfort may be important, but restoring a vehicles Ride Control, stability, stopping, lane change responsiveness and handling is critical. KYB Excel-G Shocks and Struts are designed for the most important performance purpose: Restoring the vehicles original capabilities. KYB is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to new vehicle manufacturers and the Excel-G is made on the very same KYB OE assembly lines, uses the same OE quality components and is calibrated to restore original, designed performance, not change it. That has earned Excel-G the classification: OEA (Original Equipment for the Aftermarket). The KYB Excel-G is a nitrogen gas-charged, twin-tube design that includes every quality component that our global OEM products include and it is the preferred choice by professional technicians.
Recommended OEM Replacement
- Gas Strut
|Dust Cover Included||N|
|Feature and Benefit 1||KYB RECOMMENDED OEM REPLACEMENT STRUT FOR SUVS AND CROSSOVERS|
|Feature and Benefit 2||THE KYB EXCEL-G HELPS RESTORE THE DESIGNED CONTROL AND HANDLING OF YOUR BUICK ENCORE OR CHEVY TRAX|
|Feature and Benefit 3||THE KYB EXCEL-G USES A TRIPLE LIP FLUID SEAL TO REDUCE THE CHANCE OF OIL AND GAS LEAKING OUT|
|Feature and Benefit 4||VEHICLE SPECIFIC, HAND ASSEMBLED, IN-HOUSE DAMPING VALVES CORRECTLY MANAGE TIRE CONTACT, STEERING RESPONSE AND BODY MOVEMENT|
|Feature and Benefit 5||MADE IN USA|
|Feature and Benefit 6||ELECTRONIC SAFETY SYSTEMS DEPEND ON THE SUSPENSION, BRAKES AND TIRES OPERATING AS THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER INTENDED. THE KYB EXCEL-G HELPS KEEP ELECTRONIC SAFETY SYSTEMS PERFORMING AS DESIGNED.|
|Feature and Benefit 7||KYB HAS THE STRONGEST AND THICKEST STRUT BODIES AND BRACKETS IN THE INDUSTRY; MINIMIZING FLEX TO MAINTAIN CORRECT ALIGNMENT IN ALL CONDITIONS|
|Feature and Benefit 8||TO REDUCE THE CHANCE OF NOISE AND VIBRATION KYB RECOMMENDS INSTALLING NEW STRUT MOUNTS, PART NUMBER: SM5883|
|Internal Rebound Spring||INTERNAL REBOUND SPRING|
|Upper Mount Type||14X1.50|
Recommended OEM Replacement
- 2015-2017 Chevrolet Trax - Position: Front Left
- 2013-2019 Buick Encore - Position: Front Left
How often should shock absorbers be replaced?
Shock absorbers should generally be replaced every 50,000 miles or every 5-7 years
How to replace shock absorbers?
To replace shock absorbers, you need to remove the wheel and tire assembly, unbolt the old shock absorber, replace it with a new one, and tighten the bolts. Then, reinstall the wheel and tire, and test the new shocks.
Why do shock absorbers leak?
Shock absorbers can leak due to worn seals, damage to the piston or cylinder, or corrosion from exposure to moisture and road salt.
Can shock absorbers be replaced?
Yes, shock absorbers can be replaced when they start to wear out or fail.