All About Car Struts, Springs, Shock Absorbers & Mounts

Kavitabile/ November 19, 2015

  What Are Struts? Struts are the main component of a modern independent suspension system … they are what “suspend” the body and frame of your vehicle above the wheels. All the weight of your vehicle rests on your struts, which transfer the weight, via several other components, to the wheels. Struts have at least two components: a spring and

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What Are Load Leveling Shocks

Kavitabile/ November 19, 2015

Load-leveler suspensions maintain an optimum ride height when heavy cargo is loaded into the rear of a vehicle or when towing and hauling a trailer. In either case, the additional weight causes sagging suspension: the rear end sags and the front raises up … causing problems with handling, braking, and stability. There are two main types of load leveling shocks.

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Struts vs Shocks and How to Test

Kavitabile/ November 19, 2015

Modern vehicles benefit from many technological and engineering innovations designed to make them safer and more reliable. In addition, most modern cars, trucks, and SUVs provide drivers with an extremely smooth and comfortable ride, especially when compared to the rough ride common with early motor vehicles. The smooth ride is caused in large part by two key components: shock absorbers

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