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Rear self leveling shocks - nivomat alternative - kyb sr2011 sr series

I am looking to replace my rear self leveling shocks on my 2014 WK2 RWD with tow package. The only alternative I came across is the KYB SR2011 SR Series. Apparently they are OEM replacement, however I could not find enough information on them. I am assuming (at least I hope) this is a direct replacement for 68069680AG.

Below are the specs from KYB email communication: Extended length is 545mm Compressed length is 386mm (Center of lower hole to the top of the 22mm piston rod). You will not be able to compress these. Top stud is 10x1.5. The machined stud length is 74mm. Bottom bracket opening is 62mm.

Has anyone tried the KYB?
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Re: Rear self leveling shocks - nivomat alternative - kyb sr2011 sr series

Just curious why you want to replace them ?
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Just curious why do you want to replace them ?
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Re: Rear self leveling shocks - nivomat alternative - kyb sr2011 sr series

The driver side is leaking. Whenever I hit a small pot hole the rear end bounces/ vibrates... and the traction control kicks in. If I can buy one OEM cheaper than the KYB I would probable go that route. An OEM shock is about $350 each and they need to be changed in pairs.
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Re: Rear self leveling shocks - nivomat alternative - kyb sr2011 sr series

I just swapped out my Nivomat shocks with Bilstein 4600's.
See my thread for details and part numbers. (Link below)
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Re: Rear self leveling shocks - nivomat alternative - kyb sr2011 sr series

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I am looking to replace my rear self leveling shocks on my 2014 WK2 RWD with tow package. The only alternative I came across is the KYB SR2011 SR Series. Apparently they are OEM replacement, however I could not find enough information on them. I am assuming (at least I hope) this is a direct replacement for 68069680AG.

Below are the specs from KYB email communication: Extended length is 545mm Compressed length is 386mm (Center of lower hole to the top of the 22mm piston rod). You will not be able to compress these. Top stud is 10x1.5. The machined stud length is 74mm. Bottom bracket opening is 62mm.
Has anyone tried the KYB?
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#1 - everything I've found indicates that they are a direct replacement for the OEM load-leveling struts.

#2 - Are you out of the 3 year warranty already? If they are leaking/bad, they should be replaceable under the warranty.
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Re: Rear self leveling shocks - nivomat alternative - kyb sr2011 sr series

Yes out of warranty, I got 45k on the truck.
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