SKORCHED 4's

General Information - Skorched 4's Shock Absorbers

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Australians love to explore the great outdoors and there’s no better way than in a 4WD fitted with KYB Skorched4 shock absorbers.

KYB have specifically engineered the Skorched4 to provide superior handling & control when off road while maintaining excellent on road performance. The KYB Skorched4 is ideally suited to 4WD touring in Australian conditions for standard and up to 50mm lifted vehicles.

4WD touring shock absorbers must deliver precise control over rough terrain. They must continue to work in high temperatures over miles of corrugations and for prolonged periods.

Off-road touring conditions create high-speed shock movement. This rapid movement generates considerable heat which can quickly render a sub-standard shock absorber ineffective. Typical 4WD touring such as towing, travelling on unmade or uneven roads and driving for prolonged periods compounds the problem.

Skorched4KYB’s Skorched4’s are accurately valved to control springs under offroad conditions, minimising unnecessary movement and providing the driver with sure-footed control. KYB employ a four-step top seal to keep dirt and other foreign matter out, and the oil in. KYB also maximise oil volume in the cylinder through the use of a 16mm piston rod. Greater oil volume results in slower heat build up thereby extending shock absorber life.

Designed and tested in Australia, KYB Skorched4’s are carefully matched to industry leading coil and leaf springs, providing extra wheel travel and an overall suspension system correctly suited to carrying touring loads over rough terrain day after day. The velocity-sensitive valving is a perfect combination to coil and leaf springs further improving handling with reduced nosediving under braking, flatter cornering, added towing benefits and a more precise feel both on and off the road.

Build quality is as important as the design. KYB, as the world’s largest supplier of original-equipment shock absorbers, ensure production processes meet the strict quality standards demanded by the worlds leading car manufacturers. That’s good to know when you’re in the Australian outback and a long way from home!