[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
The cat's out of the bag. The special 2021 Civic Type R trim has been announced
More.......................
2020 Honda Civic Type R Arriving Soon with Upgraded Performance, Honda Sensing® and new LogR™
More.......................
TOV Video: 2020 Civic Type R Walk-around with Gary Robinson at the Chicago Auto Show
More.......................
American Honda reports January 2020 sales
More.......................
Acura releases a new video highlighting the NSX's engine, bred for racing
More.......................
Another disguised TLX prototype spotted in California
More.......................
Refreshed 2020 Honda Civic Type R Breaks Cover at Tokyo Auto Salon
More.......................
American Honda reports December 2019 sales
More.......................
General Talk --> Re: Honda To Close Factory In Philippines Building BR-V And City
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda's Future and the whole industry is on shaky grounds?
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: LogR Datalogging App
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Type R Lineup
Join Discussion......
Service Experiences --> Re: Looking for service recommendations in Boston area.
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Genesis G70 Wagon Is Under Consideration
Join Discussion......
Photoshops --> Re: Acura-Jaguar Mash SUV (work-in-progress)
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> auto transport
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 - 2020 Pre-season Testing - Days 1-3
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: 2021 Toyota Supra
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Would Honda Really Leave Indycar and IMSA for NASCAR?
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Odds of a hatchback SiR?/Type R "Sport Line"
Join Discussion......
S660/S1000 --> Re: HKS 660
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Fake news site or? (Tesla/German cars)
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Vehicle Shipping
Join Discussion......
Jump to:
article details
Author Tuan
Categories Integra Suspension/Chassis
Create Date January 16, 2002 11:57
Last Update June 06, 2002 11:47
GAB Review

Details

  • 4 way adjustable shocks
  • adjustable from hood and hatch back with screwdriver (included)
  • bright red color
  • tube is larger diameter than stock
  • pricey - price has risen $30 per shock due to the rising Japanese yen

These comments are based upon the GAB shocks run with the stock springs and worn XGTV-4 tires on my '94 GS-R three door:
The softest setting at one gives a very, very smooth ride. The stock ride gave me a very good idea of what kind of surface I was riding over but the one setting shielded me from that. This setting is the one to use for steady highway cruising.

Setting the shocks to 2's on all fours gave the car a noticeable "feel" to the road. Ride was just a little stiffer than shock in the compression side and maybe a little firmer on rebound because the overall ride was still better than stock in that it controlled undulations better.

On 3's at all fours, the car exhibited very good turn in response. Ride is starting to become rough on bad roads. I can feel all the irregularities in the road.

The stiffest setting of four almost made me sick to my stomach after an extended test. The car followed every undulation of the road. Turn in response was excellent. Quick transitions were kept in check. There was the normal amount of lean on long hard curves only. Since the Integra is a naturally understeering car with the stock rear anti-sway bar, in autocrosses, I usually set the fronts to a setting of 1-2, and the rear to the stiffest at 4. This makes the car a very neutral to slightly oversteering car. I can then use the throttle to simply tuck the tail back in.

Copyright 2002, Temple of VTEC

reader's comments
Click Here to Submit Your Comments
Jump to:
TOV Photo Gallery: 2020 Chicago Auto Show
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: Honda and Acura at 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: Other vehicles of 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: RealTime Racing's TOP secret Honda Collection Hall
Read Article....................
2019 Honda Passport PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2019 Acura NSX PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2019 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
29