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i installed the KYB GR2 Excel shocks and struts on my 2005 grand cherokee. I really like them what a huge difference. i purchased them from www.discountautoshocks.com all 4 for $235. do i need an alignment ? when i let go of the wheel the jeep drives straight
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:31 AM
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Re: Installed my KYB Struts and shocks

yes, i would recommend an alignment because of the work done to the front suspendion
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Re: Installed my KYB Struts and shocks

def. get an alignment
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Re: Installed my KYB Struts and shocks

Thanks for the input; so can you provide any more feedfback, i.e., how does it ride on rough surfaces, corner, etc. Did you also install new front strut mounts ?
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Re: Installed my KYB Struts and shocks

nope still have the stock front strut mounts and it corners great its a little stiff but not too stiff
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Re: Installed my KYB Struts and shocks

Thanks; just a side note, It would ride smoother, steer better and handle more precise with new strut mounts. Always put new strut mounts in when changing struts out; they are only like $30. Nearly the entire weight of the front of the nose heavy WK is distributed over these 2 rubber mounts, well over 1000 lbs on each, and the viscoelasticity is gradually reduced over time; i.e., the rubber wears and softens, and you cannot tell by just looking at them.
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Are they the same size as the stock shocks? Is your jeep still got the boucy feel ? Also Do that fit the rear like stock ones Any noise.


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Re: Installed my KYB Struts and shocks

Also, how many miles did you have on your WK before the change?
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Re: Installed my KYB Struts and shocks

whats the part number for the new strut mounts?
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Re: Installed my KYB Struts and shocks

Monroe and KYB make the strut mounts, among others, and you can get them from any auto parts store or online suppliers.
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Re: Installed my KYB Struts and shocks

Ah good deal, also, do we need just a front alignment? Or should we do a 4 wheel alignment if replacing all corners?
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Re: Installed my KYB Struts and shocks

Not much more to get a 4 wheel align done, and then you know it is good, so I always go that route. The alignment on the rears won't change at all just by swapping out shocks, but doesnt hurt to check things out while you are in there already.
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