SHOCKS & STRUTS
Depending on the suspension system in question, such as wishbone or multilink, control arms define each wheel’s range of motion. In the rear, this is limited to a more-or-less up-and-down motion, while the front also allows for turning left and right.
Between the control arm and the frame or body, leaf springs, coil springs or torsion bars support the weight of the vehicle. Some coil springs may be part of the damping system, such as MacPherson struts or coil-over shocks.
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car struts repair
A strut is really just a shock absorber that is attached to structural components. Auto Struts support the entire wheel assembly of your car. You can drive without a shock absorber. You cannot drive without a strut. Because a strut is actually part of the support structure. A strut piston is usually more than twice the diameter of a shock piston. The strut housing is sturdier as well because it supports the spring. That’s why struts are usually 25-50% more expensive than shocks.
Car Shocks Repair
A shock absorber is an hydraulic unit that dampens a vehicle’s spring oscillations. It’s entire purpose is to eliminate bounce and keeps the tires on the road to improve traction and vehicle control. The shock itself is similar to a doctor’s syringe where the plunger is connected to the body of the vehicle and the body of the shock connected to the wheel. The shock contains valves that control the rate the plunger can travel through the fluid and the rate at which it can return to its normal position.
Most modern shocks also contain nitrogen gas to prevent “cavitation” and air bubbles which can accelerate wear in the valve assembly.
Lift Kits: (Cars & trucks)
Adding a lift kit to your car or truck can actually increase your vehicles performance and resale value.Most people just want a cool looking truck thats lifted but by adding this extra space can actually increase:
- Ride Smoothness with bigger shocks and suspension.
- Allows more clearance for “off-roading”
- Allows Bigger Tires and Traction
- Allows Faster Cars to hug the ground for aero dynamics & speed