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Struts are actually shock absorbers too. In addition to damping out suspension movement as rapidly as feasible, a strut also serves as part of the suspension, and keeps the wheel located. It’s not an addition to the suspension control arms or links - it is one. That means that a strut is triple-tasked: locating the wheel, carrying the spring that allows suspension movement, and damping excess suspension movement.

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We aim to provide our customers with the finest Performance Shocks & Struts the industry can offer, which is why we accept no compromise when it comes to the quality. Created by the most reputable names in the industry, such as Skyjacker, Bilstein, Eibach, Arnott, Daystar, Belltech, Hotchkis, Koni, Superlift, Rancho, ST Suspensions, TeraFlex, ReadyLIFT, Omix-Ada, Lakewood, Street Scene the Performance Shocks & Struts we've gathered for you feature precise design and everlasting durability.

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And like everything else on your car, eventually your shocks or struts will wear out. The sophisticated valving inside wears out, and can’t control the passage of hydraulic oil as the shock compresses and extends. Bypassing fluid makes the damping action weaker. The fluid degrades and gets thinner. Or the seals wear and fail, weeping fluid. Reduced damping from all of these causes means a less-controlled ride.

Even if your original shocks and struts are still in decent condition, we all know that car guys like a little more control than most people do when it comes to their vehicle. That’s why you’re looking here for upgraded shocks and struts. Ones that provide extra control for the spirited driving we all enjoy. Different kinds of shocks are for different vehicles. Autocrossers and sports car racers want stiff gas-pressure shocks for making lightning-like course changes on sticky asphalt. Cruisers want a smooth, comfortable ride.

We have shocks and struts perfect as replacements for your OEM parts when they’ve worn out, providing you with an opportunity to restore your car’s ride to an as-new state. You can bring your ride back to showroom-new condition. But we also have plenty of options: upgraded shocks that will offer better roadholding, a firmer ride, more control on bad roads. Racing, towing a trailer or just cruising the mean streets can be improved by upgrading your suspension, and we have shocks and struts that will make your car or truck handle better.

Building a lifted truck for off-roading? Then the first thing you need is shocks or struts that match your needs. You’ll need shocks that are longer than stock, of course. But you’ll also need shocks that have far more suspension travel than the originals, because off-roading means bigger bumps and deeper potholes than the street. Bigger tires and heavier suspension components built to take the strain mean you’ll need more damping built into your shocks in turn. Serious off-roaders even use multiple shocks on every corner to get enough damping and to spread the heat buildup out over more surface area.

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Guides & Articles
Very often we don't even realize what a crucial role a car's suspension plays in providing a safe and comfortable ride. The system maximizes the friction between the road surface and your vehicle's tires, ensuring steering stability along with responsive handling.
Shock absorbers, also known simply as “shocks” (which is what we will call them for the rest of this article), are the suspension components which stop your car or truck from bouncing up and down after hitting a bump. They are a major contributor to your ride comfort and safety.
The very first thing to know about timely suspension system diagnosis is that the stability and steering control of your vehicle and, what is more important, your safety on the road depends on how often you make it. Automotive suspension belongs to one of those car systems that are constantly exposed to high loads and thus are prone to wear and tear. Most...
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Shocks & Struts Reviews
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2006 Mercury Mountaineer
| Posted by | (Parker, AZ)

I bought the struts from you and had a shop install them, as I am 80 years old! Have used Monroe as the replacement shocks (struts) sense 1952! Also for 1/4 mile racing track the new ones were put on my 2010 Mercury Mountaineer, and I could feel the difference on the first drive, better control than ever with the stock ones. Less sway from the uneven streets, to say the least, I just like the ride better and feel much safer. I think I bought the best package that I could for the truck the truck I have, Jim Pogue.

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