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GABRIEL HISTORY

In 1900, Claude Foster, a pioneer in the automotive parts industry, founded a company in Cleveland, Ohio, that was named after its first product, Gabriel horns for horse-driven carriages. Foster later developed the first shock absorbing device, the “Snubber,” for which he was granted the first U.S. patent for a direct acting shock absorber in 1907.

The company continued to prosper in the suspension business and sold direct acting shock absorbers to both the OEM and replacement markets.

In the early 1960’s the Maremont Corporation purchased the Gabriel Company and started construction of a new shock absorber manufacturing operation in Pulaski, Tennessee. The Cleveland operation was closed and the new Pulaski operation became a modern facility producing all of Gabriel’s shock absorber requirements.

A second production and distribution facility was opened in Chickasha, Oklahoma, in the early 1970’s, and the Pulaski operation was phased out and transitioned to a new world-class facility in Queretaro, Mexico, in 2001. In addition to the Oklahoma and Mexico manufacturing and distribution centers, a corporate headquarters is located in Brentwood, Tennessee.

In the 1970’s and 1980’s the Gabriel name became synonymous with technology-advanced products such as Hijackers and Striders. In 1978, Gabriel introduced the first gas charged shock absorber developed and produced in the U.S. Struts were added to the product line in the early 1980’s and the company became a strong competitor worldwide.

During the 1970’s and 1980’s strong consumer advertising programs led Gabriel to market share equal to the only other major U.S. shock supplier in the U.S. Throughout the 1990’s and into the 2000’s, Gabriel has become the standard for service in the replacement markets and continues to expand on a global basis.

bullet1907 - Gabriel introduces the first shock absorber in America – the Gabriel Snubber.
bullet1918 - Gabriel unveils the first hydraulic shock absorber.
bullet1956 - Gabriel invents the first adjustable shock absorber – the Gabriel Strider/Adjustamatic.
bullet1967 - Gabriel engineers create the first air-adjustable shock absorber – the market leading Gabriel HiJacker.
bullet1979 - Gabriel pioneers Position Sensitive (Groove Tube) Technology.
bullet1983 - The first U.S. produced gas-charged twin tube shock absorber hits the market - the Gabriel Gas Ryder.
bullet1996 - Gabriel introduces Velocity Sensitive Technology (VST) for shock absorbers and struts, a new innovation and advancement in the ride control industry.
bullet2001 - Gabriel launches MaxControl, a full line of monotube shock absorbers for light trucks and SUVs.
bullet2003 - Gabriel unveils G-Force Technology – the ultimate in control, performance, and safety.
bullet2005 - Gabriel offers ReadyMount, a preassembled strut with bumpers, strut mounts, coil springs and boots for quick, easy and safe installation.
 
 

ULTRA™ SHOCK ABSORBERS
The Ultimate in Performance when it comes to Gas Shock Technology

 
bulletPrecision engineered for the ultimate in safety and performance
bulletComes equipped with G-Force™ Technology including:
bulletStableSteer™ Valving - Provides consistent response from all four shocks, giving you the most stable, safest ride
bulletG-Force™ Piston - Bonded iron construction for durability and longer life
bulletLeak-Proof Piston Seal - Eliminates oil bypass for maximum shock effectiveness and performance

 

ULTRA™ Struts and Cartridges
The First Choice for Today's Cars

 
bulletPrecision engineered for the ultimate in safety and performance
bulletComes equipped with G-Force™ Technology including:
bulletStableSteer™ Valving - Provides consistent response from all four corners, giving you the most stable, safest ride
bulletG-Force™ Piston - Bonded iron construction for durability and longer life
bulletLeak-Proof Piston Seal - Eliminates oil bypass for maximum shock effectiveness and performance

 

ULTRA™ Shock Absorbers
Computer-designed to Match the Needs of Light Trucks, Vans, RVs, and 4x4’s

 
bulletPrecision engineered for the ultimate in safety and performance
bulletComes equipped with G-Force™ Technology including:
bulletStableSteer™ Valving - Provides consistent response from all four shocks, giving you the most stable, safest ride
bulletG-Force™ Piston - Bonded iron construction for durability and longer life
bulletLeak-Proof Piston Seal - Eliminates oil bypass for maximum shock effectiveness and performance

 

GUARDIAN™ Gas Shock Absorbers
High Technology Without the Price

 
bulletAftermarket engineering for OE-like performance
bulletHigh-quality comfort and performance at an economical price
bulletNitrogen gas charge for superior response and consistent control

 

SPECIAL 4 SHOCK OFFER !

When purchasing front & rear Gabriel shocks for your vehicle receive an extra 10% off our already reduced prices. Simply mention this special deal when ordering your shocks.

A wide product range, top product performance. Make Gabriel your next choice for your suspension. Huge range available at Noel Comerford's Auto Parts.

G-Force is the culmination of years of testing and product development efforts. Exclusively designed to deliver the perfect combination of safety and performance that you’ll only find in our line of Gabriel® Ultra™ shocks and struts, and ReadyMount™ struts; it’s shock absorber technology that other manufacturers simply can’t replicate. In fact, it’s so unique that Gabriel was awarded the 2004 Editor’s Choice Award from Popular Mechanics for New Product Design and Innovation.

But that shouldn’t be a surprise. We’ve built a well-earned reputation for innovation by continuously reinventing shock absorber design and technology. It’s the only way we can continue to exceed the expectations of our customers and continue to “ride the independent spirit” for another 100 years.

For the ultimate in safety, control, and performance – there’s nothing like Gabriel’s G-Force™ Technology.

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High-Pressure Nitrogen Gas

Quicker response with reduced fade

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StableSteer™ Valving

Improves tire contact with the road for safety and control

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D.O.M. Tubing

Reduces internal wear for longer product life

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Infinitely Variable Damping

Superior on-demand control for all road conditions

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Single-Lip Oil Seal

OE-designed single-lip oil seal minimizes friction for optimal comfort and performance

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Super-Finished Chromed Piston Rod

Provides superior corrosion resistance, performance and product life

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Leak-Proof Piston Seal

Self-compensates for wear, extending product life

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Orifice Control Disk

Consistent control for comfort and stability

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Sintered Iron Piston

Durability and maximum shock performance

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Heavy-Duty Compression Head

Reliable performance under extreme conditions

 

E-mail us for a quote including delivery anywhere in Australia!

Huge range available at Noel Comerford's Auto Parts.

 

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