KYB is one of the world’s largest suppliers of shock absorbers to vehicle manufacturers. Over 1 million KYB shock absorbers are manufactured every week.



KYB provides world class product quality and customer service to the aftermarket.

For almost a century KYB has specialised in hydraulics, with technology widely used in the aeronautical, rail and maritime industries. KYB is Japans leading hydraulics company.

The KYB group, which has 8,200 employees worldwide, turns over $2.6 billion, of which 60% is from sales of automotive shock absorbers.

From its 15 factories in Asia, Europe and the United States, KYB has an annual production capacity of more than 75 million shock absorbers. KYB has the largest shock absorber factory in the world (in Gifu, Japan), with a capacity of over 50 million pieces. It is highly automated and can change from producing

one strut to another in 15 seconds.

KYB Corporation is listed on the Tokyo stock exchange and exports its products to more than 100 countries across the world.

Skorched 4’s Shock Absorbers

Made to be punished! Made to last

Australians love to explore the great outdoors and there’s no better way than in a 4WD fitted with KYB Skorched4 shock absorbers.

KYB have specifically engineered the Skorched4 to provide superior handling & control when off road while maintaining excellent on road performance. The KYB

Skorched4 is ideally suited to 4WD touring in Australian conditions for standard and up to 50mm lifted vehicles.

4WD touring shock absorbers must deliver precise control over rough terrain. They must continue to work in high temperatures over miles of corrugations and for prolonged periods.

Off-road touring conditions create high-speed shock movement. This rapid movement generates considerable heat which can quickly render a sub-standard shock absorber ineffective. Typical 4WD touring such as towing, travelling on unmade or uneven roads and driving for prolonged periods compounds the problem.

KYB’s Skorched4’s are accurately valved to control springs under offroad conditions, minimising unnecessary movement and providing the driver with sure-footed control. KYB employ a four-step top seal to keep dirt and other foreign matter out, and the oil in. KYB also maximise oil volume in the cylinder through the use of a 16mm piston rod. Greater oil volume results in slower heat build up thereby extending shock absorber life.

Designed and tested in Australia, KYB Skorched4’s are carefully matched to industry leading coil and leaf springs, providing extra wheel travel and an overall suspension system correctly suited to carrying touring loads over rough terrain day after day. The velocity-sensitive valving is a perfect combination to coil and leaf springs further improving handling with reduced nosediving under braking, flatter cornering, added towing benefits and a more precise feel both on and off the road.

Build quality is as important as the design. KYB, as the world’s largest supplier of original-equipment shock absorbers, ensure production processes meet the strict quality standards demanded by the worlds leading car manufacturers. That’s good to know when you’re in the Australian outback and a long way from home!


Excel-G Shock Absorbers

Gives a satin-smooth ride plus the better response only gas shocks can deliver.

Patented valving plus pressurised nitrogen gas account for riding comfort and, at the same time, dramatically reduce the aeration or foaming that commonly occur in conventional shocks and cause conventional shock’s performance to start fading, even after a few minutes in operation. Preferable for those who want to feel the difference.

Outstanding features include:

  • Protective shell to keep out dirt.
  • Multi-lip seal to reduce possibility of oil leakage.
  • Sintered iron rod guide to extend life of shock absorber.
  • Pressurized nitrogen gas to reduce foaming and aeration, deliver better performance.
  • Hard-chromed piston rod to reduce friction.
  • Seamless cylinder to reduce possibility of splitting.
  • 3-stage rebound valving to give better control.
  • Sintered iron piston to add strength.
  • Wear resistant piston ring to reduce friction & leakage.
  • All weather fluid.
  • 3-stage compression valve to assure fast recovery.
  • Seamless eye ring to reduce possibility of breakage.

Premium Shock Absorbers

KYB Shock Absorber Rear RH Excel-G 334344 Sparesbox

High quality strut for complete replacement of MacPherson Strut.

Beause it is factory assembled and factory exact, your customers can expect its built-in performance features to consistently deliver better-than-new road control and riding comfort. KYB’s replacement strut is specially designed to compensatefor the accumlated wear and tear on other parts of the suspension system. So it will provide a better ride and better steering.

Outstanding features include:

  • Multi-lip oil seal extends life.
  • Teflon coated bushing reduces wear.
  • Hard chromed piston rod reduces friction.
  • Rebound cushion prolongs life.
  • All weather fluid.
  • Rebound valve assures fast recovery.
  • Wear resistant piston ring reduces friction and possibility of leakage.
  • Compression valve self-adjusts for fast recovery.

Gas-A-Just Shock Absorbers

The new concept in ride stability means more driving pleasure.

Top quality, automatically adjusting and double-action, the basic secret’s the combination of highly-pressurised nitrogen and an all-weather fluid. This helps minimalise bounce and sway to deliver more comfortable rides. Less bounce and sway improves steering and cornering. In addition, top road contact means less wear on parts, tyres. These features magnify in importance for vehicles with radial tyres or those driven extensively, for sports car and performance buffs.

Outstanding features include:

  • Breakage is reduced by seamless eye ring mountings.
  • Oil is kept in, dirt is kept out by a multi-lip seal.
  • Rubber cushion protect shock inside on extreme extension strokes.
  • Hard-chromed piston rod to reduce friction, minimises friction.
  • Constant performance from wear resistant piston ring.
  • Large diameter seamless steel cylinders resist splitting.
  • Single tube design reduces heat build-up.
  • Both the extension and compression valves are located in piston for quick response to forces in either direction.
  • Provides consistent control regardless of temperature because the all weather fluid remains near constant viscosity.
  • Gas and fluid are completely seperated by a floating dividing piston featuring special patented O-ring design.
  • Nitrogen gas keeps all-weather fluid under constant high pressure, preventing foaming and aeration.