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KYB Rear Struts - need part number please.. by Rickker
Started on: 03-20-2003 09:14 AM
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Report this Post03-20-2003 09:14 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RickkerClick Here to Email RickkerSend a Private Message to RickkerDirect Link to This Post

Could somebody please post the KYB part number or model designation for the rear shock/strut? This is for an '88GT, but I think they are the same for all years. I am trying to source these from a local auto performance shop, but only the front KYB shocks come up on their computer. The guy said he could likely order the rear struts if I could give him the part number.
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Report this Post03-20-2003 10:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Marvin McInnisClick Here to visit Marvin McInnis's HomePageSend a Private Message to Marvin McInnisDirect Link to This Post

If you are looking at KYB GR-2s, use the same rear strut listed for 85-87 Fieros. (That's what the Fiero Store would sell you.) Some have reported slight interference that required a little grinding on the right rear knuckle, but my '88 Formula did not. I like the KYBs on my Fiero.

Current prices (each) on KYB GR-2s from TireRack: front $16, rear $52.

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Report this Post03-20-2003 12:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Formula88Send a Private Message to Formula88Direct Link to This Post

I have the KYB GR-2 struts on the back of my 88 Formula and love them! (Gas-A-Just up front). I did have to grind mine slightly for clearance, but it's not much at all.

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Report this Post03-20-2003 01:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RainmanSend a Private Message to RainmanDirect Link to This Post

Fiero rear strut
KYB GR2 - 234005
KONI - 8741-1063

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Report this Post03-20-2003 01:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RickkerClick Here to Email RickkerSend a Private Message to RickkerDirect Link to This Post

Thanks, Rainman. The part number is what I needed. Also, I appreciate the heads up on the slight mods needed to mount them. Should not be a problem

...Rickker

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Report this Post03-20-2003 02:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fformula88Send a Private Message to Fformula88Direct Link to This Post

KYB's went onto my Formula without any needed modifications. I do like them, and noticed a big difference, but then again I replaced the original struts which were completely shot.

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Report this Post03-20-2003 03:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jelly2m8Click Here to Email jelly2m8Send a Private Message to jelly2m8Direct Link to This Post

I put the GR2's on the back of my 88 and did run into the interference fit that Formula88 mentioned.

I didn't remove material from the strut, I removed a tiny amount from the back of the knuckle. Won't ever have to worry about that problem again when I replace the struts.

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Report this Post03-21-2003 02:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RickkerClick Here to Email RickkerSend a Private Message to RickkerDirect Link to This Post

Thanks, jelly. You can show me where the material should be removed when I get together with you in a week or so.

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Report this Post03-21-2003 02:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for turbotoadSend a Private Message to turbotoadDirect Link to This Post

 
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Originally posted by Rickker:

Thanks, jelly. You can show me where the material should be removed when I get together with you in a week or so.

....Rickker

How about showing us now. I just ordered a set of KYB struts last night and would like to know where this knuckle material should be removed.

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Report this Post03-21-2003 04:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for $Rich$Click Here to Email $Rich$Send a Private Message to $Rich$Direct Link to This Post

ive had mine for about 1-1/2 months now, and im finally gonna put them on tommorrow (YEA) i got them from tire rasck and i recived them at my door 21 hours after ordering them

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Report this Post03-21-2003 07:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Formula88Send a Private Message to Formula88Direct Link to This Post

 
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Originally posted by turbotoad:

How about showing us now. I just ordered a set of KYB struts last night and would like to know where this knuckle material should be removed.

Look at the pic I posted. When you put the strut up to the knuckle, you'll see where this area will touch (if it touches). It's a pointed part of the knuckle. Just flatten off the point some.

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Report this Post03-21-2003 07:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Formula88Send a Private Message to Formula88Direct Link to This Post

 
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Originally posted by turbotoad:

How about showing us now. I just ordered a set of KYB struts last night and would like to know where this knuckle material should be removed.

Look at the pic I posted. When you put the strut up to the knuckle, you'll see where this area will touch (if it touches). It's a pointed part of the knuckle. Just flatten off the point some.

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Report this Post03-21-2003 11:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jelly2m8Click Here to Email jelly2m8Send a Private Message to jelly2m8Direct Link to This Post

Ok, I have a set off 88 rear knuckles at the shop, I'll try and remember to grab a pic of the area I removed.

Gonna agree with Formula88 again and say it is the pointed part behind the top bolt hole in the knuckle.

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Report this Post03-22-2003 05:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jelly2m8Click Here to Email jelly2m8Send a Private Message to jelly2m8Direct Link to This Post

I removed some material from right around where I have the black line in this picture.

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Report this Post03-22-2003 11:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for turbotoadSend a Private Message to turbotoadDirect Link to This Post

jelly2m8,

Thanks for the picture. Looks like a job for the good ol' dremmel.

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