New shocks - What would you get?

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Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:50 am

At the moment the bakkie got - Gabriel® SAFARI Shock Absorber (5600 Series) on.
"Features:
Designed for bakkies & SUVs
Extra heavy duty
Big bore size
Pressurised with nitrogen gas
Benefits:
Premium performance
Suitable for use on normal, as well as off-road
Used for:
Half-ton, 2x4, 4x4 and bakkies |MPVs and SUVs"

I thought it was a all round good shock to use. Now when you replace what would you look at and why?
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Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:57 am

Gabriel again, good allround value for money, unless you have lots of extra cash lying around?

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Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:59 am

Can't beat the Gabriel, best Quality/price ratio

You'll pay 5 times more for something that's a little better with the same guarantee.
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Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:37 am

have a look at the rancho 9000, really great shock and they adjustable depending on terrain/load got them for R700 each,
gabriel/monroe was quite alot harder ride.

my bakkie actually handles and feels like a subaru on gravel roads now.
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'03 SC 2700i 4x4 32" BFG KM2, SAC stage 1, OME springs, Rancho 9000XL shocks, ARB, Escape Gear seatcovers - goes like a bomb!!!!!!!!!

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Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:57 am

Very happy with Monroe Gas Magnum.

Would really like the Rancho (also part of the Monroe group?).
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Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:16 pm

ismail wrote:have a look at the rancho 9000, really great shock and they adjustable depending on terrain/load got them for R700 each,
gabriel/monroe was quite alot harder ride.

my bakkie actually handles and feels like a subaru on gravel roads now.

Did you add the "Rancho In-Cab Remote Adjuster" as well?
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Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:02 pm

Traveler wrote:Very happy with Monroe Gas Magnum.

Would really like the Rancho (also part of the Monroe group?).
Self happy met myne :thumbup:
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Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:40 pm

What would the benefit (if any) be in purchasing coil over shocks, like CAMIL for example???

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Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:41 pm

@ Martin, no didnt it was 3k more and the added wiring I didnt really want complicate things although, that in cab adjuster would be great.
'93 DC 2.2 4x4 33" BF KM2's 60mm lift, Fakawi Canvas Canopy. SOLD
'03 SC 2700i 4x4 32" BFG KM2, SAC stage 1, OME springs, Rancho 9000XL shocks, ARB, Escape Gear seatcovers - goes like a bomb!!!!!!!!!

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Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:09 pm

Ek is ook baie happy met my Rancho RS9000XL shocks, hulle het nou net te kort geraak omdat ek die langer shackles in het, maar 'n baie lekker shock.

Coil over shocks soos Camil like ek nie baie nie want hulle beinvloed jou wheel travel, glo ek.
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Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:44 pm

Jxjdm wrote:What would the benefit (if any) be in purchasing coil over shocks, like CAMIL for example???
Had them in my Isuzu 350KB. Shook the fillings out my teeth, and it seriously reduces wheel articulation.
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Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:54 pm

Jxjdm wrote:What would the benefit (if any) be in purchasing coil over shocks, like CAMIL for example???
50 to 55 mm lift. no need to adjust or change anything. Done 20K now & happy with it. Affordable, durable, excellent ride, excellent off road, can really take a load, adjustable and no retrictions to articulation or flex as some would believe, poor man's suspension system. Would I fit it again..? Hell yeah.
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Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:09 pm

Jxjdm wrote:What would the benefit (if any) be in purchasing coil over shocks, like CAMIL for example???
Had these on my Ford Supercab 3.0 TDCi. They were finished before doing 20 000km on the bakkie. Put in Monroe Gas Magnum, done 80 000km now, but they are due for replacement now. But will fit Monroe Gas Magnum again.
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