Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama S.drive

I bought a set for my 2012 Malibu along with H&R lowering springs and KYB shocks. I love these tires with my suspension set up. I drive my car hard and the S-Drives keep my big car planted when I'm cornering hard (100+kms) Great wet and dry traction. Will definitely be hitting tire rack up again for another set!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I drive in New England approx 8,000 miles during the winter. I have these tires on all 4 wheels. My car is a Focus wagon with KYB firm shocks on the rear and will go thru anything. We have 2 Focus wagons. One with summer tires and one with 4 snows. My wife insisted that I put all 4 on one car and leave the summer tires on the other and not drive it on the...  Read More

State-of-the-Art Shocks and Struts from KYB

Founded over 50 years ago, KYB is Japan's largest manufacturer of automotive shock absorbing equipment. Superior steering control is achieved by using Kayaba hydraulic technology to generate smooth road conditions through absorption of road vibrations and leveling for uneven road conditions. The variety and reliability of KYB products have been demonstrated...  Read More

Restore Ride Quality with KYB Shocks and Struts

If you're looking to restore ride comfort and replace your worn-out factory shocks, take a look at the KYB line of suspension products. Their shocks and struts are reasonably priced and feature a lifetime warranty when used with factory springs.  KYB has been recognized around the world as a leader in the design and production of state-of-the-art gas shocks...  Read More

Factory Style Shock at a Reasonable Price: KYB GR-2/Excel-G

Not everyone is looking for or needs a stiffly valved adjustable race shock. For those looking for comfort and a return of factory ride quality, an Original Equipment style replacement shock will do just fine. These shocks and struts feature a lower price tag due to a lack of adjustability and features, but aim to stop the bouncing associated with old,...  Read More

Suspension Shopping for my BMW 740i Part II

Having already chosen the Eibach Pro-Kit Spring Set for my 1997 740i, it's time to turn my attention to the the shocks and struts, known collectively as dampers. The available options include the Bilstein Touring Class, Bilstein Sport and KYB GR-2.    The Touring Class and GR-2 are similar to one another in that they're both premium quality replacements for...  Read More

Which Shocks Are Right for My Car?

Have you ever felt that your car bounces more after you go over a bump? It just doesn't feel as connected to the road as it did when it was new? Shock absorbers are an expendable item that has a big effect on your ride quality. When it comes time to replace shocks, you're going to have access to your springs. This is a great time to add lowering springs.Not...  Read More

Bouncing along? Need new shocks?

Has your chariot lost some of that new car handling and ride? Do you feel like you're on a trampoline after hitting a bump? It might be time to get new shocks and struts (dampers) for your car, truck or SUV.  Tire Rack offers a wide range of options from Original Equipment style replacements to performance upgrades. The KYB GR-2 line will firm up the ride...  Read More

Refresh Your Ride With New Shocks

If you notice you are bouncing up and down more compared to other cars going over bumps in the road, you may want to consider new dampers (shocks or struts.)  Here are a few options to replace your Original Equipment shocks: I would recommend the KYB GR-2 or the KONI Special (KONI Reds) to recoup that O.E. feel. Take a look to see which suspension products...  Read More

Stability and Control

A wide variety of vehicles have been installed with KYB shocks and struts because of their proven reliability and finely tuned ride quality. Tire Rack offers KYB gas shock absorbers for use on passenger vehicles, performance cars, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles. KYB offers two distinct lines of shocks and dampers to match your performance needs.Use...  Read More

Ever get that uneasy feeling?

Worn out shocks and struts can not only give your vehicle that unstable feeling, but can also contribute to abnormal tire wear, pre-mature suspension wear and can affect your car's ability to handle in an emergency situation. Typical life expectancy is about 50,000 to 60,000 miles. Your shocks may look fine, but internally the components have worn and are...  Read More

Increase your handling without breaking the bank

Are you looking to increase the way your car handles but you don't want to spend a small fortune doing it? Consider the KYB AGX Adjustable Gas Shocks. With an externally adjustable valve rate you can fine tune your vehicle’s ride to suit your specific needs. Take your car to the track or conquer the streets with this simple upgrade. The KYB AGX Adjustable...  Read More

Bilstein Shocks: What Shocks are Right for Me?

A very common question when it comes to shocks that I get is, "What is the biggest difference between all the shocks?" or "Why are the Bilstein so much more money over the other shocks?" or even " Are they really that much better then KYB or KONI?" Well here is the answer to that.There is a reason the Bilstein's do cost more, and there is a performance...  Read More

Looking for Original Equipment Replacment Shocks?

KYB Gas-Adjust are the perfect replacement for your worn out shocks. How long should you wait? Your shocks and struts start to show age as early as 40,000 miles!  KYB has both the Gas-Adjust and GR-2 lines that are perfect for replacement. Don't let the name fool you, these are non-adjustable factory setup shocks that will fit many of your damper needs.   Read More

Truck Shocks

Some trucks are meant to be driven in extreme conditions—and we're not just referencing deep snow and rainstorms. Try rugged roads filled with sand and mud. You can only imagine what those off-road conditions feel like on the average passenger. The good thing is, you can combat that excessive bounce with a great pair of shocks. But not just any shocks. Truck...  Read More

KYB Shocks

If you're looking for state-of-the-art gas shocks, you'll be interested in KYB shocks.KAYABA Industries is Japan's largest manufacturer of automotive shock absorbing equipment, and as such, they've been continually refining their products for over 50 years. As a result of their efforts, KYB shocks employ Kayaba Hydraulic Technology to generate smooth road...  Read More

What are adjustable shocks?

The most integral part of your suspension system is, surprisingly, your shock absorbers. They adapt to the roads and your vehicle's weight, as they must be able to absorb every last pothole and bump your vehicle comes in contact with. But, did you know that some performance shocks are adjustable? Adjustable shocks allow for a certain level of fine-tuning,...  Read More

A Replacement Shock Absorber

When you start to feel every last imperfection in the road, odds are you need to replace shock absorbers. Shock absorbers play a very important role in the function of your suspension system. They force heat through a series of valves within the shock body, which controls unwanted suspension movement. What does that mean? It means that a shock absorber helps...  Read More

You CAN find shock absorbers online!

At Tire Rack, we'll do our best to end your exhaustive search for shock absorbers online. We've developed our inventory by compiling some of the industry's best suspension products. Search our stock by vehicle. It's easy! We'll generate a list of suitable suspension products, like shock absorbers, springs and strut boots—all of which are ready to ship from...  Read More

So smooth, it's shocking.

At Tire Rack, we make it really easy to buy shocks online. Search by vehicle, and we'll recommend the best suspension options for your car, light truck or suv. We've done the research, comparisons and testing. From Bilstein to KYB, KONI and more— every brand we offer is an industry leader that meets our strictest standards. Shocks are an integral part of...  Read More