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Gabriel VS Monroe
Sunday, February 20, 2005 5:11 PM
I'm looking into buying one of this struts for my factory springs. I'm curious to hear from people who had a good experience over all with this struts vs the other.


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Re: Gabriel VS Monroe
Monday, February 21, 2005 2:43 AM
there practically the same thing....Pep boys has carried both...they used to carry Gabriel but switched over to Monroe....which you can get for a better deal go with.....id say there the same quality
Re: Gabriel VS Monroe
Monday, February 21, 2005 5:05 AM
How log do the monroe usually last?


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Re: Gabriel VS Monroe
Monday, February 21, 2005 1:26 PM
not too sure but if quality is what your looking for then get KYB or Koni or Tein or something....monroe and gabriel are mostly cheap factory replacement struts and shocks
Re: Gabriel VS Monroe
Monday, February 21, 2005 1:47 PM
Monroes are pretty good they are gas charged struts. Thay have warranties on them as well. I would go with Monroe, KYB is fine to but if you are looking for best bang for buck then Monroe.


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Re: Gabriel VS Monroe
Monday, February 21, 2005 1:47 PM
RicanZ24 wrote:

How log do the monroe usually last?


That depends on the springs you use them with. Stock springs they should last a while, anything else, you might as well start saving up for the next pair as well.



Re: Gabriel VS Monroe
Monday, February 21, 2005 2:10 PM
My Gabriel VST's have lasted me 2 years dropped on Goldline springs. I wouldnt go lower than that on Monroes.


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Re: Gabriel VS Monroe
Monday, February 21, 2005 2:16 PM
You see I have KYBs from summit racing but for some reason my rear strut kept blowing on me. No lie I had to replace my driver rear about 6 times the whole year and a half I had them on stock springs. I dont know whats the problem was. And now that I had changed out my tie rods my front ones are starting to leak. I'm not having a very good experience when them at all. Thats why I'm looking towards different struts


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Re: Gabriel VS Monroe
Monday, February 21, 2005 2:38 PM
gabriel's have a lifetime warranty. we just put a whole new strut setup in my brothers 99 sunfire... couldn't have been any easier. the new g force struts ride nice... he's got the cheap megan racing springs.





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Re: Gabriel VS Monroe
Monday, February 21, 2005 5:08 PM
i so should have gotten gabes... i still have my stocks and they still make noise


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Re: Gabriel VS Monroe
Friday, February 25, 2005 6:46 AM
I don't know why you are having problems with you KYB setup. I got them on my cavalier for two years now with goldline spring and have had no problems. I tried monroe struts with my goldlines and they lasted about two months maybe less. ( Trata de esquibar las marditas cuebas)

Re: Gabriel VS Monroe
Friday, February 25, 2005 7:20 AM
I am not going to comment on the Goldline and KYB GR2's but he is riding on stock spring not a lowering springs. So he not going to blow the monroes.


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Re: Gabriel VS Monroe
Friday, February 25, 2005 9:21 AM
Yes I know this, my point was that if I am lowered and have no problems that he shouldn't either. I understand that all cars behave different so I guess that RICANZ24 will have to experiment himselve to find his car sweet spot.
Re: Gabriel VS Monroe
Friday, February 25, 2005 9:43 AM
I understand but if the Monroes are great on stock why spend money you don't have to and they are under warranty. Plus side you can take them back to the shop and have them replace if needed KYB, you will have to ship them off or wait for them to ship in.


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Re: Gabriel VS Monroe
Saturday, February 26, 2005 7:19 AM
I'd personally probabaly go with The Gabriels if I was in ur position.....
But GET LOW! Get Koni Yellows and Eibach's or Ground Control Coilovers






Re: Gabriel VS Monroe
Monday, February 28, 2005 7:18 AM
I dont understand my car. First when I lowered it with Goldlines and Konis it was great then then they blew 6 months later. Then I decided to get back on stocks with konis and every couple of months my driver sides blows I have to keep replacing them. Thats why I wanted to try something else. I dont know what keeps making my driver side struts blow especially the rear. I dont have anything in the truck and i ride solo


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Re: Gabriel VS Monroe
Monday, February 28, 2005 7:29 AM
You had Koni's i thought it was KYB's


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Re: Gabriel VS Monroe
Monday, February 28, 2005 8:27 AM
opps I meant stock with KYBs


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Re: Gabriel VS Monroe
Tuesday, March 01, 2005 12:55 PM
get monroe sensa-tracs






Re: Gabriel VS Monroe
Wednesday, March 02, 2005 1:32 PM
Riding on VST's for almost 5 years with no issues (same set). The last year I have been riding on Suspension Technique springs (rear only). No blown shocks in 4+ years.
I say get the VST's. Besides, I think they are cheaper. Try autozone.


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