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11-26-2014 11:34 PM
Gadgettime I had put in KYB GR2 in 2011 along with H&R springs. They had about 30k on them. The front ones deteriorated so bad to the point they were super soft and cause car to bottom out on the slightest dip in the road. Everything could be felt and the car would bounce excessively. Last week I had Koni shocks/struts both front and rear. What a difference. I set the adjustment to middle and the car just sticks to the road with absolutely no lean. I might try to warranty them, but my mechanic said I might have a tough time doing it as he and others had trouble doing them for customers.
11-26-2014 09:40 AM
jdoyle
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Originally Posted by hmr1979 View Post
NP
Let us know how to moog mounts ride.
I will need to get new mounts when I change out to new struts.

My kybs are very nice over stock, but am thinking close to 75k is really time to swap.
i'll probably get the KYB parts (unless i hear differently in the future) since everything else will be KYB so that everyone plays nicely with eachother.
11-25-2014 07:19 PM
hmr1979
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i put some moog parts on a car of mine that has not hit the road yet. I hope they work out well. I hear good things about moog too. Thanks for the reply.
NP
Let us know how to moog mounts ride.
I will need to get new mounts when I change out to new struts.

My kybs are very nice over stock, but am thinking close to 75k is really time to swap.
11-25-2014 07:10 PM
jdoyle
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I really like Moog and have had good experience with them on another car. When I purchased my KYBS (which run close to 3 yrs now) they did not have any moog parts available now for the 2006 Sonatas.

To my understanding, that is not the case now because I keep seeing members on here mentioning Moog strut mounts for both fronts and rear.

So i can't speak personally for Moog and sonata parts, but on my Maxima they were way better and sportier feel than my stock strut mounts....and lasted way longer.
i put some moog parts on a car of mine that has not hit the road yet. I hope they work out well. I hear good things about moog too. Thanks for the reply.
11-25-2014 06:59 PM
hmr1979
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Thanks. I already completed the upper control arms. The lower control arm bushings and lower ball joints are being replaced today.

I wonder how the moog strut bellows, front coil spring insulator and rear shock mounts compare to the KYB units. Does anyone have any experience with these parts?
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Thanks. I already completed the upper control arms. The lower control arm bushings and lower ball joints are being replaced today.

I wonder how the moog strut bellows, front coil spring insulator and rear shock mounts compare to the KYB units. Does anyone have any experience with these parts?
I really like Moog and have had good experience with them on another car. When I purchased my KYBS (which run close to 3 yrs now) they did not have any moog parts available now for the 2006 Sonatas.

To my understanding, that is not the case now because I keep seeing members on here mentioning Moog strut mounts for both fronts and rear.

So i can't speak personally for Moog and sonata parts, but on my Maxima they were way better and sportier feel than my stock strut mounts....and lasted way longer.
11-25-2014 05:20 PM
jdoyle
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Originally Posted by hmr1979 View Post
KYBs should be direct fit with no modification needed granted you get the correct parts.

As far as other parts besides mounts...hmmm i would just visually check the boots. And if you're getting a creaking noise in the front, definitely do the upper control arm swap if you're gonna take out the strut assembly anyways.
Thanks. I already completed the upper control arms. The lower control arm bushings and lower ball joints are being replaced today.

I wonder how the moog strut bellows, front coil spring insulator and rear shock mounts compare to the KYB units. Does anyone have any experience with these parts?
11-25-2014 05:11 PM
hmr1979
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Originally Posted by jdoyle View Post
when replacing shocks/struts, what other parts are often recommended to replace too besides the shock mounts?

If the KYB GR2s/exel Gs are run, does anything need to be modified? I dont want to do any permanent cutting/drilling on the vehicle.

Thank you
KYBs should be direct fit with no modification needed granted you get the correct parts.

As far as other parts besides mounts...hmmm i would just visually check the boots. And if you're getting a creaking noise in the front, definitely do the upper control arm swap if you're gonna take out the strut assembly anyways.
11-24-2014 07:02 PM
jdoyle when replacing shocks/struts, what other parts are often recommended to replace too besides the shock mounts?

If the KYB GR2s/exel Gs are run, does anything need to be modified? I dont want to do any permanent cutting/drilling on the vehicle.

Thank you
01-14-2013 03:46 PM
CNYSonata3.3 oh i thought ud be able to move the top of the strut around to correct for camber. BUt i guess u cant do that with these cars its alrite

is the drop with the eibachs so much that there needed or will tire ware be fine. I dont wana ruin brand new tires
01-09-2013 01:37 PM
riceR
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is the alignment kit neccesary for the 1.2" drop? shouldnt the factory mounts be ablbe to move enuf to make up for it? If it was getting dropd 2 or more inchs, then I could see the alignment or camber kit neccesary.
Im only juding this by my Taurus has the pro kit (1.2" drop)and doesnt need them but my Honda has the sportline kit (2" drop) which DID need them.
Alignment kit? You mean the adjustable ball joints? Any drop will have a slight negative camber, which the adjustable ball joints can fix. Its really up to you if you want them. From factory only the front toe is adjustable, while the rear toe and camber are both adjustable.
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