KYB recommends that suspension specialist workshops should have
access to this range of professional tools, for safe and efficient
replacement of suspension components.

Gated coil spring compressor

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Gated coil spring compressor

This equipment is for assembling and disassembling struts and coil springs in the safest way. Auto levelling upper arms simplify working on conical and misaligned springs and the brackets system has front and side spring clamps designed for fast changeover. The safety guard is important for operator safety and also allows the strut to be safely left in-situ.

Vice mounted coil spring compressor

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Vice mounted coil spring compressor

A vice-mounted coil spring compressor is needed by every workshop, along with some universal jaws. This is not recommended for use with air / electric impact power tools.

Induction heater

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Induction heater

The induction heater uses the power of technology with a flameless heat to quickly release corroded or seized components and other metallic parts, all without the damage normally associated with gas torches. It heats in seconds.

Torque wrench

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Torque wrench

Torque wrenches should be calibrated regularly, especially with high levels of usage. Vehicle specific torque settings can be found in our Suspension Solutions App.

Shock absorber upper nut fastener set

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Shock absorber upper nut fastener set

For counter holding the piston rod and at the same time releasing the securing nuts on the piston rod. Suitable for all common vehicles. For exact torque tightening of the shock absorber piston rod.

Strut controller

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Strut controller

This is for shock absorbers fitted with internal rebound springs. The strut controller tool is able to extend the piston rod, allowing it to be accessed easily.
For more information about rebound springs, see our technical bulletin

Hub clamp (lower knuckle) spreader tool

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Hub clamp (lower knuckle) spreader tool

This is used regularly when changing most strut type front shock absorbers. Generally front struts slide into a split hub carrier which then needs to be tightened, clamping the shock absorber to the hub assembly. When replacing the suspension, this split hub need to be opened up to allow the removal of the old shock absorber.

Suspension arm lever (for lowering suspension)

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Suspension arm lever (for lowering suspension)

For lowering of the suspension arm and the separation of suspension components. Reduces the effort required, due to the design which uses leverage and technicians’ own bodyweight to create the force required.

Ball joint separator (4 way operation)

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Ball joint separator (4 way operation)

A 4-way lever design allows for a wide variety of applications.

Universal wheel bearing set

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Universal wheel bearing set

Universal set for the removal and installation of flanges and wheel bearings, without the need for removal of suspension struts or wheel hubs from the vehicle (where access permits). Remove and install wheel bearing without hub removal. This tool virtually eliminates damage to vehicle components and reduces the time taken to complete the overall job.

Universal press sleeve kit (for suspension bushes)

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Universal press sleeve kit (for suspension bushes)

This is a universal system for the removal and installation of suspension bushes, bearings and seals. By selecting the appropriate diameter sleeves, the bush / bearing / seal is pressed or pulled by the action of turning the spindle nuts in opposing directions.