Part Details

  • Quantity: Pair

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

Item Condition: New

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.

  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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Vehicle Fit

Year Make Model Description
1991-1993Ford Explorer Ford Explorer Rear Shock Absorber Pair KYB Excel-G 344269
1994-2001Ford Explorer Ford Explorer Rear Shock Absorber Pair (excluding Adjustable Suspension) KYB Excel-G 344269
2001-2005Ford Explorer Sport Trac Ford Explorer Sport Trac Rear Shock Absorber Pair KYB Excel-G 344269
1991-1994Mazda Navajo Mazda Navajo Rear Shock Absorber Pair KYB Excel-G 344269
1997-2001Mercury Mountaineer Mercury Mountaineer Rear Shock Absorber Pair KYB Excel-G 344269

This part replaces:

  • KYB Excel-G 344269
Part #: KYSSP00313


Order must be placed by 4pm ET

Get it in: 2 - 4 Business Days

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KYB Excel-G
Brand #: 344269

How-to Video:

(06:35 min)