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Home > Blog > Brands > Kyb > KYB Produces More Shocks Than Anyone! Blog
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KYB Blog - KYB Produces More Shocks Than Anyone!
Linda Macfarlane

Linda Macfarlane

I am Chief Copywriter for Auto Parts Network. I get to write automotive-related stuff all day long - what could be better?! Except driving or riding, of course ...

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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 of every four cars built worldwide has KYB shocks and struts installed.  Whether you are talking OEM or aftermarket, KYB isTHE name in shocks and struts!

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Free-wheeling is like bicycle! You can stop the pdeals, and the bike still runs freewheeling. When you speed up again: do it gently with feeling, or you might hammer the engines force on the gearing and the wheels, at the moment the engines speed meets the forwarding running and the car jumps forward you backward removing the foot the speed goes down resulting in oscillating on/off. No good for the gearing.Locking the freewheeling can results in engine-brake. When I did that in my first SAAB 95 year 1965, a groove bit in the transmission was broken. I was a poor medical student and I learned by that event 1973 to repair the transmission has never visited a car repair place with my SAAB V4 had fun repairing my old SAABs though never had transmission-problems again yes clutch-repairs.Learn to drive free-wheeling! That is the real SAAB-feeling no less!
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