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Old 09-02-2012, 03:05 PM   #1
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gabriel ultra(G-force) struts

Okay I have a fairly simple question to ask. I know this question has been asked before, and all I just want to know is if any body has actually used this product or products in their actual vehicles, not just what they heard others say. I’m in need of new struts and I’m considering on buying Gabriel ultra struts (g-force struts) or sensa-tracs from Monroe, I know most of u are bias on kyb for some odd reason, but can some one actually explain to me why the hell is kyb so much better than those other two brands? I would also be buying h&R drop springs soon, but I need struts first. I also know its kind of best to use kyb agx struts on lowering springs, but I don’t want to spend $4oo on struts when I also have to buy shocks for my 89 mustang, that will run me close to 1200 for a complete quality set up from blistein. Thanks
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:28 PM   #2
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gabriel>monroe>kyb

kyb is a stiffer strut for better handling. most people don't like the softer ride from monroe or gabriel.

if you buy monroe, they have a buy 4 for the price of 3 rebate going on until the end of october.
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Gfore and monroe are factory replacement spec. The kyb's are for aftermarket performance, they generally tolerate lowering better than oem spec struts
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:57 PM   #4
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wait i did that wrong it was supposed to be kyb>monroe>gabriel lol
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:32 PM   #5
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The kyb's are for aftermarket performance, they generally tolerate lowering better than oem spec struts

Okay, but I have seen all of this companies videos and they all claim the same thing, same or better than OEM, even kyb.

Has anybody actually tried the gabriels ultra?
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Has anybody actually tried the gabriels ultra?

dont recall anyone on here with em, you would probably be the first to try em.

i know im getting kyb's when i get new suspension.
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I don’t know, I think I will give them a try. They have been around for 100 years or so, they also won an award for the ultras like in 2004 or some. They do military vehicle shocks and struts, so I think they kind of deserve a chance.
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give em a shot, let us know.
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i think i will, they got them on sale on rockauto.com
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KYB GR-2 = factory replacement
KYB AGX = better than factory


Can't wait to drive my Ho with these AGX's and sway bars in!
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KYB AGX's are popular, I think I'm going to make the right decision when tax time come for new struts... any input?
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KYB AGX's are popular, I think I'm going to make the right decision when tax time come for new struts... any input?

shockwarehouse.com is where i got my AGX's. They didn't have the fronts in stock so they ordered some (took like 3 days) then they shipped...got them within a week

Like manwhore said....when lowering you go with AGX. Stock replacements WILL wear out faster. If you have stock springs and just want to replace struts....go with regular ones.
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Some KYB's and Monroes are made in USA. Gabriels are made in Mexico or China, and aren't cheaper than ones made in USA.
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shockwarehouse.com is where i got my AGX's. They didn't have the fronts in stock so they ordered some (took like 3 days) then they shipped...got them within a week

Like manwhore said....when lowering you go with AGX. Stock replacements WILL wear out faster. If you have stock springs and just want to replace struts....go with regular ones.



I was going to go through summitracing.com for mine how much are they at shockwarehouse? Summit had theirs for 130 front, 120 rear, each i might add.
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Some KYB's and Monroes are made in USA. Gabriels are made in Mexico or China, and aren't cheaper than ones made in USA.

Thanks for the info! Of course I like buying American made. On a side note or rather a little story. My economics teacher in college thinks its good to buy from the Chinese and other foreign nations, now I'm sure it makes sense for the "global market", but how does that benefit those who want succeed in life become dare I say, rich! LOL... I hope that last paragraph makes some sense.
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