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Without a suspension system, you would not only have a bone shaking ride but little vehicle control as well. A tire bouncing in the air in reaction to a bump can’t direct, move or stop the vehicle. The suspension keeps the wheels in contact with the road surface for steering and traction, so power gets to the ground and you can remain in control. All suspensions have springs to absorb bumps and shock absorbers to control the action of the springs.

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There are far too many suspension system designs for a detailed discussion here, but all can be divided into live (solid) axle suspension and independent suspension. A live axle is so called because the wheels at one end of the vehicle are linked by the axle, and a bump in the road that affects one wheel will also disturb the wheel on the other side. As the name implies, independent suspensions allow the wheels to move independently of each other, and the effect of a bump on the road encountered by one wheel will be isolated to that wheel and will not affect the wheel on the other side of the vehicle.

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Independent suspensions can be classified according to whether they use struts or shock absorbers. A strut is a type of shock absorber that also serves as a supporting suspension member. There are modified struts where the springs are separate, but the most common type is the MacPherson strut, which incorporates a shock, spring and suspension member in one unit. Shock absorbers are used with control arm suspensions. Shocks and struts are the most commonly serviced suspension parts. Because they deteriorate gradually and degrade handling and ride quality, it is recommended that they be replaced after 50,000 miles.

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Leaf springs are the oldest type of springs and generally used to both suspend and locate live axles. They are the springs of choice for hauling because they can carry heavy loads and the capacity can be easily increased by adding leaves. Coil springs are the most common type of spring in use today. They are much easier to tune for specific ride and/or handling characteristics than leaf springs, making them ideal for performance vehicles. Torsion bars are lengths of spring steel that serve the same purpose as coil springs. The advantage of torsion bars is that they can be adjusted to correct vehicle ride height.

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The wheels, springs, and shocks or struts are attached to the vehicle with suspension members called control arms. Control arms can be called different names according to the suspension system and where they are located on the vehicle, including short and long arms, radius arms, and trailing arms. In general they are made of stamped steel or aluminum and articulate by means of bushings and ball joints. The control arms themselves are generally very durable and usually only replaced if bent, but the bushings and ball joints wear and require replacement to eliminate play that can affect handling and alignment.

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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.
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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.
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