KYB’s proven technological prowess supports the development of new products and advanced designs, leading to extraordinary performance standards that are able to enhance the reputation and reliability of cars and motorcycles.
Emulating KYB Japan's leadership, KYB-UMW Malaysia paves the way with the latest-available original equipment manufacturer (OEM) technology to meet the ever-increasing demands of our global market.
As the market leader in both OEM and replacement equipment manufacturer (REM), KYB-UMW Malaysia takes pride in ensuring the high precision and superior performance of our shock absorbers.
A pioneer in the ASEAN region, we are equipped with high-tech machinery, advanced technology from Japan, and consummately professional multi-skilled workers trained by KYB Japan.
KYB-UMW Steering Malaysia Sdn Bhd has a proven track record in supplying high-quality, total power-steering systems to the market. To facilitate a comfortable drive, we employ state-of-the-art technology and our products are fully tested.
Our range of expertly crafted products:
Our OEM clients include:
Proton, Perodua, Toyota, Mazda, Ford, Hino, Nissan, Daihatsu, Isuzu/MTB, Inokom (Hyundai)
Yamaha, Modenas, Suzuki, Demak, Naza
Why are shock absorbers important?
Advantages of kantan kashime (roll-closure sealing system)
- Excellent constant damping-force control performance
- Prevents gas leaks
- Exceptionally smooth operation
- Increases durability
Comparison between oil- and gas-type shock absorbers
- Not sensitive to temperature changes
- For sports driving
- Ideal for irregular road conditions
- For long-distance driving
- Uses oil and gas
You need new KYB shock absorbers if:
Worn-out shocks will cause:
- Although how and where you drive are important factors, replacement of shock absorbers is recommended after 50,000 km.
- For your safety, always replace four shocks at the same time.
Q. Does KYB employ double-action technology?
A. Yes, to control the damping-force erection activity (compression and extension force). In fact, all cars’ shock absorbers have double-action technology.
Q. What is meant by oil-type shock absorbers?
A. Hydraulic oil is kept in while dirt is kept out by a multi-lip seal.
Q. What is meant by gas-type shock absorbers?
A. Oil and gas (N2 – inert gas) are pressurised. The N2 gas dramatically reduces foaming and aeration for better performance.
Q. What are KYB’s advantages?
A.1) Excellent constant damping-control performance.
2) Compression valve self-adjusts for fast recovery.
3) Less friction and longer life due to a hard, chromed piston rod.
4) Sintered iron piston adds strength.
Q. What is the best adjustment setting for shock absorbers?
A. There is no single best adjustment setting because everyone has different preferences on comfort, performance modifications and driving terrain.
Q. How long do shock absorbers last?
A. We recommend that they be inspected once a year or every 19,000 km.
The factors that influence the life of a shock absorber are road conditions, driving habits, loading of the vehicle, tyre/wheel modifications and the general mechanical modification condition of the suspension. So, the best should be custom-made.
Replacement of shock absorbers is recommended after 50,000 km.
Q. What are the best springs to match with shock absorbers?
A. OE or genuine springs are recommended, because the specifications are tested by the car manufacturer to achieve good R&H (ride & handling).
Q. Can I cut the spring to lower the car?
A. Cutting the spring is not advisable because this will affect the alignment of the suspension structure. The spring will become harder, and will not match the shock absorbers’ damping force.
Q. Why does my vehicle still make “clunking noises” even though my shock absorbers are new?
A. If noise is present with new shock absorbers, check to confirm that the mountings are securely tightened and look for other worn suspension parts. The upper bearing plate will have to be inspected and replaced, if necessary.
Q. Can I use other models of shock absorbers for my car?
A. This is not recommended because different vehicles have dissimilar specifications or damping force (performance) of shock absorbers.