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May 3rd, 2007, 08:43 PM   #1
beckme
Slow Learner
 
: Feb 2005
: 25
Gabriel shocks

has anyone used the VST equiped gabriel shocks on their probes??
if so, input would be cool, thanks
 
May 4th, 2007, 07:21 AM   #2
Hans[93GT]
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: Mar 2000
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I heard rumors that the VST ones were re-badged KYB GR-2's, so you might as well give it a try
 
May 4th, 2007, 01:17 PM   #3
knb13
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: Aug 2000
: Lancaster, PA
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i've used them in other vehicles (i work at a garage) and for an OEM shock/ride, they work fine. If your lowered at all, i would look for a more performance oriented shock.

Havn't heard anything about them being re-badged KYBs so I can't give input on that.
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May 4th, 2007, 03:43 PM   #4
Hans[93GT]
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Make sure they are the black Ultra G-Force, not the blue Guardians which suck
 
May 6th, 2007, 09:10 PM   #5
beckme
Slow Learner
 
: Feb 2005
: 25
ive spoken to a couple of mechanics, and i was told that the Gabriels with VST the ultra G-force are even stiffer then the Kyb gr-2. I am just wondering if this is true, from your experiences. and is it only due to marketing that everyone puts Gr-2's on instead.
 
May 11th, 2007, 09:53 PM   #6
Hans[93GT]
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If so, then get them, they're cheap. I've had Tokicos before and I didn't think they were worth the extra price.
 
May 17th, 2007, 06:57 AM   #7
beckme
Slow Learner
 
: Feb 2005
: 25
ya the blues re noting special, from people that i know who have used them, they all leak pretty quickly

how about APEX springs? anyone try those? on the first GEN?
 

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