Budget shocks

Submitted: Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 09:04
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I'm not a hard core 4 wheeler - just use my truck at the boat ramp and on the beach.
I'm looking to replace the (one now broken and hanging off) shocks.
Super Cheap do Gabriel Blue Riders for about $100ea and I can get Monroe Magnums for about $80ea.

I've searched the Forum and am now more confused than I was before I started!

Is one better than the other?
Please don't tell me to buy Ranchos or other expensive brands - my truck is old - a 1968 J2000 Jeep with full Toyota diesel motor, transfer and box.

Thanks for any opinions.

Dave >
Nugget's Saltwater Fishing

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Reply By: Member - Karl - Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 09:51

Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 09:51
Mate go for them. They are a good shock and you will find that some of the more expensive brands are just rebadged Monroes any way.

KarlEveryone is entitled to have an opinion - just make sure that yours is correct.
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Follow Up By: Fishin' Dave - Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 14:53

Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 14:53
Thanks Karl - I've heard (read) some bad reports about other cheap brand - I figure if I stick to a good known brand with warranty I should be ok.

Dave >
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Reply By: Member - Oskar(Bris) - Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 13:05

Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 13:05
Dave
What town are you in??
OskarThe real oskar
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Follow Up By: Penguin - Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 13:11

Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 13:11
According to his website, he's in Brissy.
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Follow Up By: Fishin' Dave - Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 14:51

Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 14:51
Hi - yes I'm just outside Beenleigh in Brisbane.

Dave >
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Reply By: Member - Oskar(Bris) - Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 15:28

Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 15:28
Try WW Shock Absorbers at Geebung.
They are manufacturers who export around the world. Their prices are very good and their shockies are pretty good as well. (About $70 ea) They manufacture shocks and gas struts.
Or try 4X4 Parts Australia at Strathpine for the "blue" shockies they sell. I suspect their shocks are WW shocks anyway. About $70 ea as well. They will ship anywhere.
Sorry I don't know anyone on the southside.
Cheers
OskarThe real oskar
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Reply By: ross - Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 16:36

Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 16:36
Dave Im in general agreeance with the other posts although you if you choose the gabriel blue riders ,it may pay to shop around as I was offered them in Perth for $80.Super Cheap have just started up here and while they are ok on some things on others they are bloody dear.
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Reply By: mudgutz - Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 17:16

Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 17:16
i thought that the carrolls enforcers were good value at $410 for four shocks and a steering damper. for a landcriuser with a 2 inch lift ive had no probs with them and they get a bit of punishment ring the factory in sydney and buy them with a credit card over the phone dont buy them from the local distributer....it will only cost you more
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Reply By: diamond(bendigo) - Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 19:04

Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 19:04
mate keep awayfrom super cheap shocks and buy the monroe gas ryder.back by popular demand
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Reply By: mik*2 - Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 23:18

Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 23:18
Monroes for me too, hey nice website.

cheers
mike
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Follow Up By: Fishin' Dave - Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 17:53

Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 17:53
Thanks Mik*2 - I'm a full time fishing writer/ radio host so try to keep the page up to date.
If you're ever after fishing info - give me a email.
When I'm not writing about fishing, reading about fishing and talking about fishing - I go fishing!
"And loving it".

Dave >

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Reply By: Fishin' Dave - Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 08:17

Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 08:17
Thanks all for your replies - I've decided to go the Monroes like most have suggested.

Much appreciated.

Cheers for now.

Dave >
Nugget's Saltwater Fishing
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