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artemus

Posted 21 July 2010 - 02:34 PM

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hi there smile_approve.gif

i just want to share my experience regarding gab ss, its good n its worth it..(d cheapest in town for fully adjustable,monotube and its fully threaded as well)..
at 1st i m a bit hesitated n petrified of using any kind of coilovers n adjustable,because tried few n hell! a bumpy no comfort ride..ive tried tein,hotbits,apm,blistein.(not my ride btw)..but my current absorber was dying on me(i potong-ed d springs) and at d same time i wanna to set my ride height not as high as standard n not to low as sports spring..so..i bought d gab ss..and im hoping to get handling withou sacryfising comfort too much..
the seller ask me to try his car that is installed with gab ss, d standard comes with 8k spring rate front n 6k rear..15cliks both(full click soft to hard is 32)..and i felt a lil bit bumpy n bouncy..so i discuss with him la..yad yada i opt to take 7k front n 4k rear..n m loving every minute of it..it handles well, a bit bumpy but still ok, n no complain from my wife n daughter..
here some detail about gab ss n mysetting

price:rm2300 including installation(was told that d price was rm3k&rm2.8k last year)
ss spec:monotube,serviceable,heigt n soft hard setting,fully threaded(it wont compress d spring if we adjust),32 clicks,

my setting:7k front(2 fingers) 15 clicks, 4k back(3 fingers)15 clicks

my view:pothole and road humps not a problem,harshness is tolerable,n not to much i say none! if i set to full soft(0) clicks,it is softer than stock abs..

anyway d gab ss is in my ride only 2 days.. i will review back a year later about it durability n build quality(heard a lot about gab ha,leakin here n there,abs became softer etc.)

the cost to fix=rm200 per piece or just trade in with new rm350 after warranty period is expired
cheap and fast wont be reliable
fast and reliable wont b cheap
reliable and cheap wont be fast

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 08:46 PM

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Bro. art,
Longtime no hear from you, until now.... smile_tongue.gif
Thanks for the feedback and do come in more often like last time...... smile_wink.gif

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:41 PM

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QUOTE (artemus @ Jul 21 2010, 02:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hi there smile_approve.gif

i just want to share my experience regarding gab ss, its good n its worth it..(d cheapest in town for fully adjustable,monotube and its fully threaded as well)..
at 1st i m a bit hesitated n petrified of using any kind of coilovers n adjustable,because tried few n hell! a bumpy no comfort ride..ive tried tein,hotbits,apm,blistein.(not my ride btw)..but my current absorber was dying on me(i potong-ed d springs) and at d same time i wanna to set my ride height not as high as standard n not to low as sports spring..so..i bought d gab ss..and im hoping to get handling withou sacryfising comfort too much..
the seller ask me to try his car that is installed with gab ss, d standard comes with 8k spring rate front n 6k rear..15cliks both(full click soft to hard is 32)..and i felt a lil bit bumpy n bouncy..so i discuss with him la..yad yada i opt to take 7k front n 4k rear..n m loving every minute of it..it handles well, a bit bumpy but still ok, n no complain from my wife n daughter..
here some detail about gab ss n mysetting

price:rm2300 including installation(was told that d price was rm3k&rm2.8k last year)
ss spec:monotube,serviceable,heigt n soft hard setting,fully threaded(it wont compress d spring if we adjust),32 clicks,

my setting:7k front(2 fingers) 15 clicks, 4k back(3 fingers)15 clicks

my view:pothole and road humps not a problem,harshness is tolerable,n not to much i say none! if i set to full soft(0) clicks,it is softer than stock abs..

anyway d gab ss is in my ride only 2 days.. i will review back a year later about it durability n build quality(heard a lot about gab ha,leakin here n there,abs became softer etc.)

the cost to fix=rm200 per piece or just trade in with new rm350 after warranty period is expired

Bro
Nice!
Could you test for the cornering? I use sport spring with sport abs. The problem is when corner at bumpy road the bound n rebound is not so linear (can feel body rolling n sort of 'skipping')
The click can adjust by yourself or need special tool?

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:50 AM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Jul 21 2010, 08:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bro. art,
Longtime no hear from you, until now.... smile_tongue.gif
Thanks for the feedback and do come in more often like last time...... smile_wink.gif


hehe, yup its been a while, actually im quite shy la, because in other thread i discuss engine upgrade so intense n planning to plonk big vtec..but after 4 months and after rm7k++ later (not even a dime i spend on engine smile_disapprove.gif ) im still stuck with sohc single cam honda..hehe(im thinking to join in after i swapped)
QUOTE (kohf1drive @ Jul 21 2010, 10:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bro
Nice!
Could you test for the cornering? I use sport spring with sport abs. The problem is when corner at bumpy road the bound n rebound is not so linear (can feel body rolling n sort of 'skipping')
The click can adjust by yourself or need special tool?

hmmm, 1stly please bear with my "kampung-ish" explanation because to me suspension system is a rocket science..(i can understand d complexcity of an engine or ICE better".. and im not a track kaki..hehe good for them maybe bad for me. smile_approve.gif

1. hump bound and rebound
its go up like a rocket(maybe spring rate coz this), but it goes down smooth n tak terasa.

2. wavy road at 90-100kmh(jalan yang beralun panjang)
when sank(tenggelam) u can feel that u,ur car n ur suspension system as one..dont feel like diving wat so ever
when rise(after sank) noe u can feel u n ur car as one,but ur suspension isanother system separetly

so my conclusion is, bound n rebound not so linear but not too much,still acceptable,(bear in mind that my setting not come as standard, setting and for a period of a week,foc for any changes..so i test kow kow lah..hehe
i still wants comfort,spring rate n abs rate changes.

3.bends n corner
well what i felt when doin 80kmh on d same bend(stock suspension), i felt d same when doin 120kmh with gab ss( body roll felt with greater speed)
but dunt know how to say..syoooook lah, rasa macam lekat dekat jalan macam gam!

4.weight test n handling
i ask my friend (2 at d back and 1 at passenger seat beside me) just to test how it handle with heavy load, n i put some box of files n paper at d bonet..superb! tak rasa turun,tak rasa senget watsoever,handles well bound n rebound..humps n pothole no problem at all,(maybe because stiff spring rate than standardn n d 2/3 jari height helps)..but i did adjust the hard soft setting 1st la..got 32 step

5.adjustable click tool(damping rate)
yup,its a tool,but u can leave it there(lock it) and everytime u wanna adjust just buka d bonet then adjust,so simple like setting a watch,pusing kanan n kiri..a bit hassle at d back because must remove carpet

harshness on uneven road, not so deep pothole, wavy road is not a problem..i sincerely think that the monotube structure n AVCS system works! n not a marketing gimmick..(cant say d same for gab HA,by d way)..

bare in mind that ive autofoam(comfort) n ive changed from 6.5 to 7" rims for better handling..the result may varies for any other car n driver expectation..i hate the falken 912 so badly at 1st, but not after change to gab ss.. i feel d full potential of that tyre! konar tak masuk jalan orang, less body roll etc.. the downside are:-

1) addicted and so preoccupied to find d right setting, jalan sikit tuakar setting,(stop d teppi jalan)..hehe
2) tyre noise became more loud
cheap and fast wont be reliable
fast and reliable wont b cheap
reliable and cheap wont be fast

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:08 PM

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QUOTE (artemus @ Jul 22 2010, 09:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hehe, yup its been a while, actually im quite shy la, because in other thread i discuss engine upgrade so intense n planning to plonk big vtec..but after 4 months and after rm7k++ later (not even a dime i spend on engine smile_disapprove.gif ) im still stuck with sohc single cam honda..hehe(im thinking to join in after i swapped)

hmmm, 1stly please bear with my "kampung-ish" explanation because to me suspension system is a rocket science..(i can understand d complexcity of an engine or ICE better".. and im not a track kaki..hehe good for them maybe bad for me. smile_approve.gif

1. hump bound and rebound
its go up like a rocket(maybe spring rate coz this), but it goes down smooth n tak terasa.

2. wavy road at 90-100kmh(jalan yang beralun panjang)
when sank(tenggelam) u can feel that u,ur car n ur suspension system as one..dont feel like diving wat so ever
when rise(after sank) noe u can feel u n ur car as one,but ur suspension isanother system separetly

so my conclusion is, bound n rebound not so linear but not too much,still acceptable,(bear in mind that my setting not come as standard, setting and for a period of a week,foc for any changes..so i test kow kow lah..hehe
i still wants comfort,spring rate n abs rate changes.

3.bends n corner
well what i felt when doin 80kmh on d same bend(stock suspension), i felt d same when doin 120kmh with gab ss( body roll felt with greater speed)
but dunt know how to say..syoooook lah, rasa macam lekat dekat jalan macam gam!

4.weight test n handling
i ask my friend (2 at d back and 1 at passenger seat beside me) just to test how it handle with heavy load, n i put some box of files n paper at d bonet..superb! tak rasa turun,tak rasa senget watsoever,handles well bound n rebound..humps n pothole no problem at all,(maybe because stiff spring rate than standardn n d 2/3 jari height helps)..but i did adjust the hard soft setting 1st la..got 32 step

5.adjustable click tool(damping rate)
yup,its a tool,but u can leave it there(lock it) and everytime u wanna adjust just buka d bonet then adjust,so simple like setting a watch,pusing kanan n kiri..a bit hassle at d back because must remove carpet

harshness on uneven road, not so deep pothole, wavy road is not a problem..i sincerely think that the monotube structure n AVCS system works! n not a marketing gimmick..(cant say d same for gab HA,by d way)..

bare in mind that ive autofoam(comfort) n ive changed from 6.5 to 7" rims for better handling..the result may varies for any other car n driver expectation..i hate the falken 912 so badly at 1st, but not after change to gab ss.. i feel d full potential of that tyre! konar tak masuk jalan orang, less body roll etc.. the downside are:-

1) addicted and so preoccupied to find d right setting, jalan sikit tuakar setting,(stop d teppi jalan)..hehe
2) tyre noise became more loud

Bump
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May get 1 in near future

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 05:51 PM

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QUOTE (kohf1drive @ Aug 17 2011, 11:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bump
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May get 1 in near future

From KL? Coming up??

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 10:45 AM

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now gab ss,HWL hi-lo soft-hard priced less than 2k already...


but me just bought those with ride height adjust only...good enough for daily ride....

front spring 6k rear 4k....

(*standard spring front 8k...best handling but my girl didn't like it) laugh.gif tipical woman....

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 05:32 PM

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QUOTE (rallychamp @ Aug 19 2011, 10:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
now gab ss,HWL hi-lo soft-hard priced less than 2k already...


but me just bought those with ride height adjust only...good enough for daily ride....

front spring 6k rear 4k....

(*standard spring front 8k...best handling but my girl didn't like it) laugh.gif tipical woman....

too bumpy, is it??

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 06:46 PM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Aug 19 2011, 05:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
too bumpy, is it??



not really bumpy...i would say as its just too firm for her....since she was extra padded type of body so the jolts/shocks makes her a bit pain all over body....


(*me got no problem at all with 8k spring...in fact i love 8k spring more than the 6k spring)... smile_big.gif


the only bumpy felt when on highway at near RnR seremban stretch..(from melaka to kl) where got a few spot with undulation....funny also when the car jump jump jump a bit.... laugh.gif

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 10:43 PM

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QUOTE (rallychamp @ Aug 19 2011, 06:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
not really bumpy...i would say as its just too firm for her....since she was extra padded type of body so the jolts/shocks makes her a bit pain all over body....


(*me got no problem at all with 8k spring...in fact i love 8k spring more than the 6k spring)... smile_big.gif


the only bumpy felt when on highway at near RnR seremban stretch..(from melaka to kl) where got a few spot with undulation....funny also when the car jump jump jump a bit.... laugh.gif

Jump? Still got the planted feel?
Can really stand my current soften front set, don't know can hold how many moon smile_blackeye.gif