Gabriel shocks are rugged and long-lasting, and they are reasonably priced. Monroe shocks are more expensive, and they are more performance-oriented than Gabriel products. Both companies have a long-standing reputation in the industry, as well as a history of technological advancement.
Gabriel offers ready-to-mount shocks, serving as an advantage compared to other brands. Gabriel shocks also feature 14-millimeter chrome-plated pistons for corrosion resistance and enhanced sealing. The company offers special fitments for off-road and other rugged applications. Gabriel shocks are filled with high-pressure Nitrogen gas, leak-proof piston seals, single-lip oil seals and heavy duty compression heads. Gabriel sells shocks and struts for light vehicles as well as commercial trucks and trailers.
Monroe shocks feature a half-inch carburized piston that helps vehicles adjust to difficult positions and extends the lifespan of the shock. Another difference between Gabriel and Monroe shocks is that Monroe shocks have a self-lubricating seal that keeps Nitrogen gas in the tube. Monroe shocks also feature Tenneco's Twin Technology, which includes an Impact Control Valve the regulates the flow of fluid and helps to control vehicle roll and isolate road impact. A patented Low-Speed Tunability piston design isolates impact-related noise and vibration, providing a more comfortable ride. Tenneco, Inc. makes Monroe, Walker, Rancho and DynoMax brand products.