Gabriel Shocks for 100 Series Cruiser

Submitted: Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 10:04
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Considering buying a 3 inch lift for the 100 series. The kit is Gabriel Heavy Duty and the shocks are Foam Cell.

Would like to hear any experiences, good or bad.

Toytruck.
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Reply By: 120scruiser (NSW) - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 13:42

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 13:42
Hi toytruck
I had the Gabriel foam cell shocks on my 80 series with 2 inch lifted King springs.
I sold the truck to a friend and they are still there. They have done around 60 000 km now with no drama. Plenty of off road stuff and now towing.
One thing. don't use the urethane bushes supplied. Stick with the original toyota rubber bushes and it will be fine. For the price you can't go wrong.

One further thing what state are u in? as I am an RTA safety check inspection station in NSW I can see no more than 2 inch lifted vehicles regulations coming in in the near future. Not sure when but it will happen and then you will have to remove the springs and put new ones in. 2 inch was plenty for me as I could still get into underground car parks at shopping centres.

Hope this helps
120scruiser
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Follow Up By: 120scruiser (NSW) - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 13:44

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 13:44
One more thing.
AC Delco shocks are reboxed Gabriel and from my experience AC Delco don't use crap. I stock their products in my workshop and have done for many years with out any come backs. They usually use reputable company's to reproduce their products.
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Follow Up By: ACDC - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 18:23

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 18:23
From 30 years experience i have found Gabriels/pedders/and now desertfox all the same 4wd shocker. GARBAGE!!
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Follow Up By: Toytruck - Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 21:22

Saturday, May 06, 2006 at 21:22
120scruiser,
I'm in SA and living in The Barossa........no underground car parks up here:-) maybe if I go down into the big smoke I may find one but shouldn't be a prob. Thanks for the info much appreciated.

Toutruck
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