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Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:18 pm 
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my cousins ef needs new shocks, its completely stock.

the prices we have gotten so far are

monroes - $330
$110 ea front
$110 pair rear

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gabriel - $248
$89 ea front
$70 pair rear

my question is are the monroes worth the extra $50 or are they both pretty similar considering its for a stock car.

p.s. did a search got only 2 clear post one sid they didn't like em the other said they were ok.

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Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:16 pm 
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Personally i would keep away from Gabriel. They are made in the US, and made to suit US conditions. I have been told they offer a softer ride, then shocks made here in Australia.

Anyway, i am sure others have different opinions, so just keep and eye out.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:15 pm 
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i put Gabriels on my EF mont when i lowered it yrs ago and havent had a problem....done 60.000ks and still as good as gold

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:55 pm 
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noisuf wrote:
i put Gabriels on my EF mont when i lowered it yrs ago and havent had a problem....done 60.000ks and still as good as gold


Hey, what type if you don't mind me asking? Would they suit my Pedder's sports rider springs?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:31 am 
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noisuf wrote:
i put Gabriels on my EF mont when i lowered it yrs ago and havent had a problem....done 60.000ks and still as good as gold


yeh did u go superlow? was the front struts shorter on those gabriels u used?

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:37 pm 
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i did a bit of research on this recently and managed to get all the codes and rough price guide for all the models that fit EF's including lowered and what not so you have idea of what their worth. If you do a search for topics about suspensions and those written by myself you should find it.

To answer your question, i'd go the gabriels over the monroes without a hesitation. The monroes tend to give a stiff ride so you end up feeling ever bloody bump anyway. Incidently i got the KYB's.

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Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:58 pm 
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yeah i found your post.
he has gone with the monroes, but doing just the rears.

thanks for the replies people.

 

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