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    KYB Rear Shock Set up

    Hey folks I can't find the threads on the KYB shock install and part numbers for the shocks and the bushing kits.anyone got a heads up on these part numbers and such.Thanks
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    I just ordered mine. My KYB shocks came in today. Hoping to have them installed by the weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by newsoltsc View Post
    I just ordered mine. My KYB shocks came in today. Hoping to have them installed by the weekend
    Any updates?
    2013 Fiat 500 Abarth in Grigio - Veruca
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    Yes. I got them installed!
    They are WAY better than stock and I recommend them.

    Install was straight forward. I used locktite on the OEM bolts. The rebound is much more responsive than the OEM shock. I did a hand compression test while I had them both out and the OEM shock was so slow to rebound to full extension.

    Definitely worth the less than $100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newsoltsc View Post
    Yes. I got them installed!
    They are WAY better than stock and I recommend them.

    Install was straight forward. I used locktite on the OEM bolts. The rebound is much more responsive than the OEM shock. I did a hand compression test while I had them both out and the OEM shock was so slow to rebound to full extension.

    Definitely worth the less than $100.
    Did you have any trouble inserting the 12mm OD bushings into the 12mm ID upper shock mount? I just received mine and it seems to need to be pressed or driven in..

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    I installed the KYB shocks tonight..I haven't been able to try them out yet though..First, I had to use sand paper on the upper shock eyelet in order to get the reducer bushings in..Secondly, the body of the KYB is about 3 mm larger in diameter.. They look like they will rub when in use..I have about 3 mm of free play in lower shock mount. I am off to the hardware store tomorrow to find some shims and center up the lower mount.....I wonder if anyone else has experienced this?

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    Are you guys installing this on a stock suspension and if not, what do you have? Also, did anyone do this because the OE's were leaking and just wanted to upgrade, thanks!
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    Hi, any feedback from these shocks... especially about the potential rubbing on stock suspension setup?

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    been using this setup for 2 years now. not a single issue. plenty of clearance. Highly recommend this over the konis.

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