Last post on Jan 27, 2011 at 12:41 AM
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#38 of 57 Re: 2011 Azera Update [beegee4]
Jun 30, 2010 (12:47 pm)
I used H&R lowering springs which I bought from a distributor in Richmond, B.C.
(Canada). I did not have any suspension problems re fender scrape etc. I also
used shocks from the 2009 Azera. The ride is stiffer but I like it it..and it corners much better. On a rough road it ist not as forgiving but on good roads it rides
beautifully.Tower bar came from Kspec.com though I have a hard time lately
getting thru to David Lee. I aslo bought the polyurethane bushings from his ffirm
amd larger sway bars with similiar bushings. often drive to Chilliwack..approx 7 hour drive with the wife or 5 1/2 to 6 by myself...to see my kids. Car runs and corners very well. looks a heck of a lot better...stance wise.
If Hyundai had made the roof line a bit lower and dumped the econo instrument panel .cheapo....the car would have sold much better in Canada....... no longer sold in Canada
A question to you .do you think a re-designed Azera for 2012 will be made..the 2011 is just a dressed up front end from the 2009
Mine is a 2006
#39 of 57 Re: 2011 Azera Update [beegee4]
Jun 30, 2010 (12:48 pm)
Hey again..no did not change tire size,....alymac
#40 of 57 Re: 2011 Azera Update [beegee4]
Jun 30, 2010 (3:25 pm)
Where did you find the KYB shocks? Did you install them yourself? How much were the shocks?
#41 of 57 Re: 2011 Azera Update [alymac]
Jul 01, 2010 (12:13 pm)
Thanks for your reply. I'm not sure Kspec is operating and I don't see any Azera parts. I suspect that the most important elements are the lowering springs and the newer shocks. I'll keep an eye on the site and see if I can get a tower bar.
Do I think that there will be an Azera in 2012? The Azera fills a segment, but doesn't sell well. If you look at the pricing of the Genesis, it looks like they are pricing it with a range that is large enough that the lower end of the pricing is close to the upper end of the Azera. Also the engine and transmission are the same. It wouldn't surprise me to see them drop the Azera if the Genesis sales are brisk enough. Another factor to consider is the development cost. Hyundai has put a lot of money into developing the Genesis and Equus in a tight market. Not sure that Hyundai would put money into developing a new Azera when sales are down and the Genesis can fill the void. Just my opinion.
Thanks again for the information.
#42 of 57 Re: 2011 Azera Update [shagnat]
Jul 01, 2010 (12:24 pm)
There is nothing on the internet nor at the KYB website that would lead one to believe that KYBs would fit. I deducted it by looking at several websites. You can order them at any vendor that sells KYB. The shock absorber number is 349060 and it is an exact fit. Yes I did itmyself. My problem was getting the old one off. Not sure if everyone has the same problem, but I had to use a torch to burn the rubber out of the shock and then heat the remaining sleeve red hot to get it off the stud. The rest was easy.
#43 of 57 Re: 2011 Azera Update [beegee4]
Jul 01, 2010 (4:27 pm)
The KYB P/N 349060 rear shock is for both the Azera and Sonata. Its the same situation if you were looking for Monroe shocks, same shocks on both cars according to Monroe. Monroe even lists the same front strut/shock for both cars.
#44 of 57 Re: 2011 Azera Update [SilverBullet00]
Jul 01, 2010 (5:25 pm)
Actually the KYB is not listed for the Azera, at least I couldn’t find any listing. It is listed for the Kia Amanti and the Sonata. I sent KYB and email and asked if it would fit the Azera and they replied that they have not received certification from Hyundai to sell the shock for the Azera. No explanation as to why or if they have even requested it. I chose the KYB as opposed to the Monroe based on a general consensus that the KYB is a better shock. I did not find a strut that would fit the front except for the Monroe.
#45 of 57 Re: 2011 Azera Update [beegee4]
Jul 02, 2010 (1:42 am)
If you don't live where you get a good dumping of snow every now and then, Genesis over Azera is a no-brainer. Those of us in the snow belt , though, desire the choice of the Azera and the extra traction that FWD provides in the winter. When Hyundai provides an AWD variation of the Genesis, then the Azera can RIP.
#47 of 57 Re: 2012 Azera spy shots [tenpin288]
Nov 17, 2010 (8:54 am)
And some more info on the new Azera/Grandeur HG!