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Subaru Sambar KS4 Rear Shocks

Discussion in 'Subaru Sambar' started by velorium117, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. velorium117

    velorium117 New Member

    I need to replace both of my rear shocks and am looking for some substitutes for the originals. Yokohama Motors has the originals to purchase but they're ridiculously expensive.

    I noticed on another thread people mentioned Rancho 9000s. Anybody know of any other substitutes?
  2. Botl01

    Botl01 Member

    Like you I never could find any at a reasonable price. My shocks have a U type bottom end. I wound up making an adapter bracket using 1/4" plate and drilling two holes in it so I could mount shocks with round holes in both ends of the shocks. Not the best solution but it works. Hope you find what you need. Post it if you do.
  3. Gary Simpson

    Gary Simpson New Member

    I was told Subaru Brat rear shocks on front and Brat front shocks on rear.
  4. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Member

    Subaru BRAT shocks are nowhere near the same as what is on the KS/KV chassis.

    If you need the U shaped bottom shocks, the KYB KSA1134 is what Yokohama sells, not the originals. They sell for about 17,000¥ for a pair in Japan. You might find another company willing to ship them to you, but the extra $35 that Yokohama charges is not too bad for a handling fee.
  5. fmartin_gila

    fmartin_gila Active Member

    You might also try megazip.

  6. Botl01

    Botl01 Member

    Megazip price for my truck is $166 each. Yokohama is $277 for a pair. Both seem high to me.
  7. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Member

    Why does that seem high? Figure about $80-85/ea for the shocks and $115ish for shipping sounds about right for EMS from Japan.
  8. fmartin_gila

    fmartin_gila Active Member

    Plus they should be OEM so should fit with no modifications to mounts as one might have to make in order to fit some aftermarket or non-standard shocks.

  9. Botl01

    Botl01 Member

    Seems high compared to the $28 each shocks that I bought and adapted to work.
  10. Rcooper917

    Rcooper917 Member

    What did you buy Botlo1
  11. Botl01

    Botl01 Member

    My truck is at my cabin. I’m heading up there tomorrow. If I can remember I’ll get the part number of the shocks I bought and a picture of the bracket I made. I’ll post it this weekend.
  12. Botl01

    Botl01 Member

    I bought the shocks at Autozone. Part number 82001.

    The bracket I made, and don't laugh at my weld job. I am not a welder.


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