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Shock and Struts Replacement

In a vehicle, shock absorbers reduce the effect of traveling over rough ground, leading to improved ride quality and vehicle handling. While shock absorbers serve the purpose of limiting excessive suspension movement, their intended sole purpose is to damp spring oscillations. Shock absorbers use valving of oil and gasses to absorb excess energy from the springs. Spring rates are chosen by the manufacturer based on the weight of the vehicle, loaded and unloaded. Some people use shocks to modify spring rates but this is not the correct use. Along with hysteresis in the tire itself, they damp the energy stored in the motion of the unsprung weight up and down. Effective wheel bounce damping may require tuning shocks to an optimal resistance.

Spring-based shock absorbers commonly use coil springs or leaf springs, though torsion bars are used in torsional shocks as well. Ideal springs alone, however, are not shock absorbers, as springs only store and do not dissipate or absorb energy. Vehicles typically employ both hydraulic shock absorbers and springs or torsion bars. In this combination, "shock absorber" refers specifically to the hydraulic piston that absorbs and dissipates vibration. Now, composite suspension systems are used mainly in 2 wheelers, and also leaf springs are made up of composite material in 4 wheelers.

Shock absorber vs struts

Unlike the shock absorber, the strut has a reinforced body and stem. Strut already plays the role of shock absorbers, so the shock absorber may well act as part of the strut, not the other way around. Struts are subjected to multidirectional loads, while the shock absorber only damps vibrations and receives an impact along its axis; the strut gives the car greater reliability. Strut and shock absorber has a different way of attachment. Shock absorbers are mounted through silent blocks without a swivel device and are equipped with a small diameter rod. Strut replaces the upper ball and rotator.

Description from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shock_absorber#Shock_absorber_vs_struts[12]

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