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Old 05-16-2006, 11:29 AM   #1
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Default New Struts from Gabriel??? Ultra G-Force?

I found out that Gabriel is making a pseudo high performance strut with an application available for our cars. Has anyone installed these yet? They are under the Gabriel Ultra brand.

http://www.gabriel.com/gforce1/eng/default.htm

http://www.gabriel.com/ProductFinder.aspx?action=AS
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yep, those are what i just installed!



the car rides pretty dang good, they have a real sport ride...feels nice, i would recommend em!

G56701 is what i installed btw
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I have Gabriel'* on the front, I don't recall which one, but it was the most 'sporty' they had 3 years ago. I'm pleased with them, as is everyone that'* driven my car.
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How much were these? I need front struts here soon and those will be ones I am going to look into.
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I had Gabriele VST'* on my 95 at one point... I'm almost starting to wonder if I should give the Ultras a shot... They are a lot cheaper than the Monroes

From what I could find G56718( front ) 54.99

And the rear with ELC G56903 60.99

Wondering if its worth it..

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I will need new struts in the near future and I would certainly like to improve its "stable as a drunk person" handling characteristics.

I'll have to look into them as Jr just said they were cheaper than Monroe...
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uhh i got mine at AutoZone for $50 each...were not too hard to install

but if ur gonna do urs, REMEMBER TO grease the upper strut bearing pack! most likely it will be dry...believe me, your steering will feel a little different afterwards.
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uhh i got mine at AutoZone for $50 each...were not too hard to install

but if ur gonna do urs, REMEMBER TO grease the upper strut bearing pack! most likely it will be dry...believe me, your steering will feel a little different afterwards.
I had to replace the strut mount bearings on my 95 a while back... Now the Mounts are starting to go...

And the sad part is that the 91 is doing the same thing, and the 91 SSE strut mounts are well... Dead...

God these cars are going to tear a hole in my pocket... I am planning on replacing the springs on my 91 LE for a firmer ride while I'm at it

But I'm still thinking about those Ultras

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Default Gabriel ultra struts

Excellent shock/strut. More control than CCR system set to performance mode but less harsh on small bumps. Very stable side to side...almost like bigger sway bars front and rear. I do not like the Monroe strut as it seems to float too much at freeway speed. These struts are on Amazon with free shipping and if you spend $100 you get instant $20 off. SO order two struts get $20 off then on separate order order two more and get another $20 off. Total price to your door is $210 for all four struts. G56718 for fronts and G 56903 for rears with auto leveling. I like a firm ride with a LOT of control and I am very happy with these struts. Seems like a different vehicle even when comparing to CCR system working well set to performance mode. If you want a smooth soft ride these are NOT the strut for you but most of us here want performance right? Hope this helps.
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Good to have an additional report from a member with a 92-99. Sounds like these puppies could be a great deal. You definitely have the wheels turning in my head.
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