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 Post subject: Gabrielle shocks any good?
Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:45 pm 
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Ive been pretty low on cash for a while and I seen gabrelle shocks at supercheap 90 bucks for the 2 back ones my shocks are completly screwed just wondering how they would go

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:46 pm 
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well if they are completely screwed i'd buy these until you have the cash to get decent brand ones. better than driving on unsafe shocks

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:05 pm 
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Good cause I already bought em lol

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:21 pm 
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20 years ago they were a pretty popular brand. Still reputable as far as I am aware. Definately not a s**t brand for sure. Another 50 bux and you could have got some short stroke Pedders GSR's though.
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Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:59 pm 
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Yeh but im poor as in no job poor so I couldnt afford 50 bucks more, im already kicked out into the dog house for buying this

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:34 pm 
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for that price u could of got some KYB which are a great standard replacement shock

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:41 pm 
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I just installed them and they work really well but I guess only time will tell

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:30 am 
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Read the post by Greenmachine

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 Post subject: Re: Gabrielle shocks any good?
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:38 pm 
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Gabriel VST shockies with King Low springs - excellent all round for ride AND handling - Variable Sensing Technology valving works marvellously - feels like active suspension where in corners the inside settles a bit whilst outside firms up - handling amazing - balance lovely. BUT - they crapped out in only 5000km. was going to just buy them by the carton and settle for changing them every few months but decided to try Bilsteins first (wasn't expecting much after the dismal failure of the much vaunted Konis).

mite have to get some bilsteins when i get some cash :) and i have found these gabriel shocks pretty good in the corners but i only did the rear because they were the worst i need front ones to make the whole car handle better

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:34 am 
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Just thought id post up here the gabriel shocks are still going strong, I tightened up the bottom bolts as they were a little loose, still handling like a decent set of shocks would after 15000kms.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:56 am 
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Good to hear! - Maybe the ones I had were a bad batch or Gabriel got their sh it together. I was annoyed at them because I emailed them about mine cr apping out - and asked if they had a heavier duty type - and they basically said stiff sh it VST's are as good as it gets - I basically said Americans must be pussies then.

In my case one rear one fell out in two pieces - other rear was almost as bad and both fronts were leaking oil - I was VERY annoyed because they had been handling great until they went bad.

I think Brendan at JMM uses a performance type of Gabriels - at the time I was using them I thought the VST's were the only ones available for E series by Gabriel.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:26 pm 
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i still havent replaced the front they are old monro gts or somthing, im using the gabriels on low lovels springs aswell and i cant complain, much better than having my stuffed ones thats for sure,when i get some spare cash and get the head gasget fixed up i mite chuck some front gabriels in aswell just for the hell of it

 

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