OEM rear shocks or KYB?

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  1. famoustale

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    Hey guys. I'm replacing the rear shocks and was surprised to see that the OEMs are actually cheaper than KYB at $40 a piece.

    Is there any reason to go with KYB?
     
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    Buy the oem, same thing as kyb
     
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    I replaced the shocks on our old 2010 at 180ish k miles and went KYB:).

    They’re OEM and they work well;).

    Good luck and keep us posted (y).
     
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    KYB and Genuine Toyota are definitely not the same. They are tuned differently and the Genuine Toyota units last significantly longer. I have seen this multiple times. Also, not all Genuine Toyota shocks and struts are made by KYB - some are made by Tokico.
     
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    Who makes the turd gen shocks? Who has best price?
     
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    I am in the market to buy a pair of rear shock absorbers. I was thinking between TRQ and KYB.
    Now that I see the OEM is around the same price, I will get me OEM shocks...

    I checked and it seems the part number is 48530-80533
     
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    From the page you linked:

    "Product Details
    • Positions: Left, Right
    • Other Names: Support, Shock Bushing, Shock Support, Shock Absorber Support, Support Rear Suspensi
    • Description:
      Prius. IM. TC.
    • Notes: Included With Shock Absorber. "
    (Emphasis added)
     
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    Thanks for pointing that out! I may shoot them an email to confirm, seems weird that this $50 item is included with the $36 item (shocks)

    EDIT:
    McGeorge's (very quick) response:

    Part number 48530-80533 does not appear to come with any bushings. It would just be the shock with the top nut. The description is handled by a third party, so it is unfortunately inaccurate. We apologize for the error.

    EDIT2:
    What I ended up doing is getting the OEM shocks from McGeorge and then getting two KYB SM5840 mounting kits for ~$60 from RockAuto. Hopefully this works out OK
     
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