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KYB size question

Post by upnorthman » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:57 pm

I have a set of Gas a-just for the rear and a set of GR2s for the front. Why do the Gas a-just shocks look so much smaller than the ol blue ones that I pulled off the rear? My first question was 'will they be able to do the job?'. I know this is true from what I have read. But does size matter? (I just had to ask that question....)
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Post by chitwnvw » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:05 pm

Got a picture? We just put some gas-a-justs on Hippie's bus, and I don't remember them being too diminutive...

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Post by upnorthman » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:16 pm

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Post by chitwnvw » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:53 pm

Need some scale. That might just be travel. Are the blue ones fully extended and the gas adjusts compressed?

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Post by chitwnvw » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:49 am

Bus depot lists KG5530 as the one for the rears. I know nothing about them getting ripped apart.

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Post by Amskeptic » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:00 am

chitwnvw wrote:Bus depot lists KG5530 as the one for the rears. I know nothing about them getting ripped apart.
The Gas-Adjusts we just installed on Hippie's bus were well-extendable past the lower suspension stops. It was a nice deltoid/bicep workout to compress the lower shock and insert the bolt into the lower mount.
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Post by upnorthman » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:01 pm

The whites I got for the rear are KG4521 and the first thought I had about putting these on were that it could be ripped apart. But wow those whites are stiff compared to the GR-2s.

Anyone want buy a set of white ones for the front? Good price......

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Post by upnorthman » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:14 pm

I could not find KYBs at the Depot. But Cp1 lists PN KYB-344045 (silver) or KYB-KG5530 (white). White is better eh? More travel avail...
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Post by chitwnvw » Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:53 pm

upnorthman wrote:I could not find KYBs at the Depot.
http://busdepot.com/details.jsp?partnumber=KG5530

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Post by upnorthman » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:19 am

Thanks Chi, that is a much better price. Don't know why I could not find it..... Thanks Air-Cooled!

I thought I saw several people vote on another thread that the fronts should be the GR-2 and the rears should be the Gas-A-Just. Softer on the front and stiffer on the back.
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Post by Sylvester » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:07 am

chitwnvw wrote:
upnorthman wrote:I could not find KYBs at the Depot.
http://busdepot.com/details.jsp?partnumber=KG5530
So this is good for the front of my 71? If so, I may go ahead and get them.

Part Reference Number*: KG5530
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Post by upnorthman » Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:04 pm

Sylvester,
I do believe the ones you reference were listed for the rear.
The 343144 or the KG4521 are ones listed for the front. One is more stiff (white Gas A just) and one is more soft (silver GR-2). I think Randy said on another thread that the white ones made the cd player skip a lot.

I ordered a new pair of the white (5530) for the rear from the Depot and they are on back order...... Now I have to fix that rear top nut thingy....
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