Shocks & Struts

Shock Absorbers, MacPherson Struts, Complete Strut Assemblies, Strut Cartridges

The suspension system links your car to the wheels, providing smooth driving. It includes many components that not just control the comfort of your ride but also play a crucial part in the overall handling by keeping the rims in contact with the road as well as by keeping the vehicle away from rolling back and forth while turning or braking. The struts and shocks are those elements of the system that get you ready for each and every twist the road may bring.

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Working in a steady-state condition, the struts and shocks (aka shock absorbers, snubbers, or dampers) allow you to enjoy bump-free driving whatever way you choose. The struts integrate various suspension parts into one assembly, which supports your vehicle's weight while it deals with the road irregularities. The shocks, on the other hand, are responsible for eliminating and dissipating vibrations caused by the compression coil springs.

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To understand clearly why the components are there at all, we need to learn more about how they work. So, let's take a look inside a shock absorber to know its functions and structure. As mentioned before, the device absorbs the unwanted coil spring motions caused by the disturbances of the road. The process is called dampening, and it is ensured by transforming the kinetic energy of suspension movement into heat energy that is then dissipated through hydraulic fluid. The shock absorber is located between the wheels and frame of the vehicle, inside of the the strut's coil spring. The upper mount of the snubber is connected to the frame, while the lower one is joined with the axle.

Once the rims encounter road bumps or dips, causing the suspention spring to coil and uncoil, the power of the spring is transferred to the snubber through the upper mount. Next, the energy passes through the piston rod right into the piston, which sits in a tank filled with hydraulic fluid. Orifices in the piston allow the fluid to leak through the unit while it moves up and down inside the pressure tube. Because the orifices are relatively minute, only a modest amount of fluid passes through. That decelerates the piston and consequently slows down the spring, ensuring vibration-free and comfortable journey.

Another part that provides a dampening effect is the strut. The unit is actually a combination of a coil spring with a shock in the middle. The strut is used in most present-day suspensions and is required to control the movement of the wheels and support the vehicle's weight. As the struts and shocks have so much to deal with the handling of a vehicle, they are considered to be one of the most significant safety components. When damaged or worn out, the parts can allow for excessive vehicle-weight transfer from back and forth and from side to side. That can hinder the wheels' ability to grip the road as well as braking and handling performance.

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2008 Buick Enclave
| Posted by | (Jacksonville, FL)

Good product and it look good, work good. I'm very satisfied.

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