KYB Excel-G shock absorber.
(Was called GR2, but now called ''Excel-G'')
Beetle up to 1965 front and rear all years
Karmann Ghia up to 1965 front and rear all years
Splitscreen 55-67 front and rear
Baywindow 68-79 front and rear
Type 3 front and rear
KYB GR2 offer a firm sporty ride and precise control.. During testing by Volksworld magazine KYB shocks came out on top for performance. These are gas pressured and medium to firm ride
It is very important to fit the correct length shocks to a lowered car. There must be at least 2 inches of up and down travel from the normal ride height. To ascertain what length you require you must measure the distance between the shock mountings on your vehicle after you have removed the existing shock. This must be done with the vehicle on its road wheels (not on a jack). Once you have measured, you need to check it against the shock absorbers we list to see which ones you need.
Prior to fitting new shock absorbers always pump it through a few strokes the correct way up. This removes bubbles that may have formed in the fluid whilst in storage and improves the effectiveness.
Upper hole 16.1mm (12.8mm when the supplied reducer is fitted)
lower hole 12.8mm
245mm collapsed 385mm extended. Upper hole 16.1mm lower hole 12.8mm
Beetle 1950-1979 | Beetle Cabrio 1950-1979 | Karmann Ghia 1960-1974 | T2 Bay 1968-1979 | T2 Split 1955-1967 | Type 3 1962-1973