Why Buy KYB Excel-G?

KYB Excel-G shocks and struts will match your vehicle’s Original Equipment (OE). These shocks and struts are perfect for restoring or surpassing your original suspension performance. Some of their perks include:

  • Equal or greater OE performance
  • Calibrated to OE specifications
  • Nitrogen gas-charged, twin-tube design made of quality materials
  • Restore original ride comfort, handling, and suspension capability

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. step : Remove the shock absorbers (1:05)
    • Apply penetrating oil to the nuts and bolts
    • Use a 18 socket and ratchet to remove the nuts, using a breaker bar to help.
    • Secure the bolt while you remove the nut with a 15 mm wrench.
    • With a hammer and chisel, remove the bolt from the shock.
  2. step : Remove the spare tire (2:10)
    • Use the jack that comes with the spare or a large screwdriver to unbolt the spare tire.
    • Remove the bracket securing the spare tire.
    • Pop the bracket off with a sharp rap with a hammer.
    • Now you have access to the top of the shock absorber.
    • Use a 13mm wrench to remove the two bolts.
  3. step : Install the new shock absorber (4:00)
    • Bolt in the upper part of the shock absorber, using a 13 mm wrench.
    • On the bottom part, use a hammer to get the bolt into place if necessary.
    • Use an 18 mm socket and ratchet to secure the nut on the bottom bolt.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Hammer
  • Chisel

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 18mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 15mm Wrench
  • 13mm Wrench

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How-to Video:

(06:35 min)

Tools List:

    General Tools

  • Hammer
  • Chisel

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 18mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 15mm Wrench
  • 13mm Wrench



This part replaces:

  • KYB Excel-G 344269

Vehicle Fit

  • 1991-1993 Ford Explorer Rear Shock Absorber Driver or Passenger Side KYB Excel-G 344269
  • 1994-2001 Ford Explorer Rear Shock Absorber Driver or Passenger Side excluding Adjustable Suspension KYB Excel-G 344269
  • 2001-2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Rear Shock Absorber Driver or Passenger Side KYB Excel-G 344269
  • 1991-1994 Mazda Navajo Rear Shock Absorber Driver or Passenger Side KYB Excel-G 344269
  • 1997-2001 Mercury Mountaineer Rear Shock Absorber Driver or Passenger Side KYB Excel-G 344269
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KYB Excel-G
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