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KYB inserts vs rebuilding original oil filled inserts?

Old 11-18-2017, 01:39 AM
Johnny Barbieri
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Default KYB inserts vs rebuilding original oil filled inserts?

So, I am into a complete restoration on my 87 924s. Doing the front end at the moment. Took the retaining nuts off the strut cartridge housings and found that they are the rebuildable type. I have read all the negative feedback regarding the KYB inserts and I am seriously considering sending the KYBs back and rebuilding the original inserts depending on what is involved. Is it just a matter of replacing the oil? How much oil goes in there? Most of the oil is gone as the original inserts are dead. Is there a seal that needs replacing? I can't find much info on rebuilding these. Tia
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Old 11-20-2017, 02:49 PM
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i dont think anybody rebuilds the actual strut insert "shock" (unless your car had the KONI shocks which you dont).
just replace the insert with Sachs/Boge.

KYB makes fine products, I have an excellent set on my Subaru (they were the OEM supplier, anyways), but i don't know how their 944 shocks hold up.
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:44 AM
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Skip KYB on the 944. Their terrible. I replaced mine awhile back and I think IÔÇÖve blown one of them.
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Old 01-22-2018, 09:52 AM
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I put on my 1988 924S a complete set of SACHA shocks and the difference they made was very noticeable. They are OEMs as well and eventhough they are not M030 KONIs they are great for a sports drive
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Old 01-23-2018, 05:52 AM
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KYB are ****. Don't use them. The original ones are the best you can get, if you manage to rebuild them correctly they will be awesome.
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Old 01-29-2018, 09:00 PM
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Johnny, if you're in Canada (your profile says Country of Origin is CA) you can order what you need from a variety of sources but for our cars I prefer (no affiliation). You will have to call them for a price but it should be more than worth it.
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