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September 14th, 2011
KYB – ESC (Electronic Stability Control), To Reduce Crashes and Potentially Save Lives

Electronic Stability Control (ESC), is an electronic system on your vehicle that helps stop spin-outs and roll-overs in extreme maneuvering situations, which can prevent crashes and potentially save lives. Most vehicle crashes that happen as a result of loss of control of the vehicle are due to the vehicle being driven beyond its traction limits such as in over or under-steer situations or driving too fast for conditions.  ESC monitors these conditions and will reduce engine speed and apply one of the individual wheel brakes when the vehicle is rolling or leaning too far, or when the tires are beginning to lose traction, in order to bring the vehicle back under control.  Beginning in 2005, the US government mandated that a certain percentage of new vehicles were required to...

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September 14th, 2011
KYB – What Is The Difference Between GR-2 And Excel-G?

Other than color, that is.  And the name.  Actually, nothing.  The color and name have changed, but the product itself is actually exactly the same.  The silver color GR-2 is changing to the black Excel-G.  The reason for the change is KYB’s switch to a world-wide inventory, which should improve product availability.  Only the United States and Canada utilize this shock as the GR-2 in a silver color.  The rest of the world refers to it as the Excel-G, which is black in color.  For consistency, KYB is bringing the US and Canada part into compliance with the part name and color the rest of the world uses. Another benefit of changing to the black color Excel-G is that the black color usually matches the OEM part your vehicle came ...

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August 22nd, 2011
KYB Produces More Shocks Than Anyone!

KYB started as Kayaba Research Center on November 19, 1919.  They have now grown to produce more shocks than anyone, anywhere in the world.  KYB accomplishes this with highly automated production lines and can go from manufacturing one strut to another in 15 seconds.  KYB has 32 locations in over 21 countries and has more than 10,000 employees around the world.  They own 15 production plants located in Asia, Europe and the United States, and three KYB America distribution centers in North America.  KYB’s sales total more than $3.8 billion. KYB is the largest supplier of OEM shocks and struts.  They supply OEM shocks and struts to GM, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Infiniti, Chrysler, Subaru, Toyota, Lexus and Volkswagen.  One out...

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