KYB front shock problems....
OK, last year I put a full set of KYB shocks all the way around on the 2001 XLT 2WD.
I verified and reverified that the KYBs I got for the truck wer the proper shocks.
I got them from Summit racing, and I verified the part numbers before installing them also.
the rears have been great, however, the front now officially suck.
BOTH shocks have bent the dogbones mounting them to the lower control arms in a slight U shape, and the left side one has snapped a shock mounting stud.
I dont offroad with this(aside form an occasional farm road), this thing sees regular pavement use pretty much only, so i dont understand why the front shocks have taken such a beating.
was the damping just too hard?
I hit a 2 " deep pothole with the left front, and when the stud snapped, i though someone shot at me, the bang was that loud.
so now I need to replace a stud, and i want to replace BOTH front shocks.
now, I'm trying to "cross reference " the factory shock that I replaced, but cannot find anything anywhere on the web about it.
want to MAKE sure the new shocks i get are exactly compatible.
MADE IN USA
the above appear to have been the factory shocks looking at the wear on them
any help would be appreciated.