wolfeman10 wrote:So dose anybody know if the oem strut and shocks for the 2011 sport sls is a stiffer strut & shock than the aftermarket kyb
No one seems to know. However, the Suzuki part numbers are different for the Sport vs. non-Sport models so some theorize the shocks may internally be different despite being identical on the exterior. Shock valving and other damping characteristics may be different to better accommodate the Sport's 10mm lower suspension. The frustrating thing is that KYB is the Suzuki OE shock manufacturer but only sells one kind of shock for all Kizashis. This is the shock you apparently have, but it's rather disconcerting to learn that these KYB aftermarkets considerably change the suspension characteristics of the car. It seems like one either has to give up the Sport's agile handling or pay 3x the price for the Suzuki OE shocks.
I'm hoping more people who have replaced their OE shocks with the KYB aftermarket ones can chime in so we all know what to expect.
2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS 6MT (Black)