ride-pro shocks

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 14:07
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Does anyone know much about the ride-pro shocks and are they any good
cheers Peter A
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Reply By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 19:08

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 19:08
Got 'em on my 4.5 L GU Patrol that weighs 3.3 t fully loaded for a big trip off road.
Been on for 20,000 km.

I like the big bore, good piston rod, etc. Even though the old shocks had only done 80,000, it was like driving a newbie re taught feel and better "sure-footed ness" when the Ride Pros went on. Value is reasonable also.

Springs are currently TJM heavy duty standard height, but going to get the RidePro Springs next week for a bit more load carrying capacity & height increase.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 21:36

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 21:36
I recall that about 12 months or more ago there was an evaluation of them in Aust.4wd Monthly magazine
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 23:04

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 23:04
Any new shocks will do that when you replace old ones!! ;)
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Reply By: awill4x4 - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 21:25

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 21:25
I've got ride-pro shocks on my 92 GQ. I've had them on for about 10,000 Kms I suppose and so far am very happy with them.
At the time of purchase I had a good chat with Josh Brown from Ateco the importer, he is responsible for evaluating and valving the shocks for Australian conditions. He told me they are built by a "Gabriel" owned company in Canada but that this shock company specialises in truck shock absorbers rather than cars and the build for the shocks shows this, as they are a very robust shock and a lot larger than a lot of others on the market.
They are so large I had trouble fitting the right rear as I have an auxilliary tank to run petrol on the right hand side and it was a tight fit to get it in. In the end I had to remove the spring and release the swaybar to get some extra room but once in there is no fouling anywhere so that's OK.
Regards Andrew.
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Reply By: Peter McGuckian (Member) - Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 22:51

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2005 at 22:51
have had Ridepro and Dobinson springs on my GU 3.0 for two months now. They are very good and well priced. Try Trail Track and Outback in FTG.

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Reply By: Disco200Tdi - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 11:42

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 11:42
I have had them for about 6 months on the back of the disco. So far they have been ok except for a trip to the big desert where they seemed to fade a bit quickly on the corrugations. Ounce cooled down they performed well again though.

I hope they are better than other gabriel products I have had in the past (ironman) as they self destructed very quickly.

John D
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Follow Up By: Hero - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 15:00

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 15:00
Did you know Ridepro shocks are made in the same factory as ironman
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