Vehicle Shocks

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Shocks
Shocks

Shocks are components on a vehicle's suspension, and they level out the springs, which continuously bounce, while the vehicle is in operation. There are many types of shocks, and they all serve the same purpose, which is to keep the car level, operating correctly, and comfortable for the vehicle's passengers. In recent years, new and improved shocks are being used in luxury cars as well as heavy duty vehicles. These new shocks have the ability to stabilize heavy loads, which are often shifting, and changing, without affecting the vehicle's suspension. Most vehicle's do not have these upgraded shocks factory installed, which makes them a popular aftermarket accessory for consumer's who desire a customized "look" for their vehicle's suspension. These aftermarket shocks are also commonly used on all-terrain vehicles, and race cars, and are more expensive than standard shocks.

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Vehicle Air Shocks

Air Shocks
Air Shocks

Air shocks are used on vehicles equipped with air suspension which is a setup that uses a compressor or air pump to provide air for air bags which act as a cushion when going over large bumps. These air bags or piston with air in it will act exactly like a regular shock would on a vehicle and they are commonly placed in the same location. The air that inflates the bags is provided by an electric or engine driven air pump or compressor which is installed in the vehicle. Air suspension is most common in large commercial vehicles like busses because it has the capability to provide a much smoother ride that standard metal springs which are prone to bottoming out under heavy loads. The size of the air bags used in the shock will vary depending on the size of the vehicle but an average size car would use bags that are about the same size as a standard shock while a dump truck would use air bags that are in excess of 6 inches wide. Continue Reading -->

Gas Shocks

Gas Shocks
Gas Shocks

Gas shocks are a component of a vehicles suspension which is used to stop the springs from continuously bouncing after hitting a pothole or bump. After going over a bump, the spring will bounce for a long time until all of its stored energy is dispelled. The job of the shock is to absorb this energy so that the energy isn’t sent into the chassis which would make the ride extremely bouncy. This type of shock uses compressed gas inside the shock instead of oil or air like some of the other shocks on the market. The type of gas used in the spring is normally nitrogen, but other gasses may be used. Nitrogen is ideal for use in a gas shock because of its neutral nature which means that it won’t react with any oil that may be present in the gas spring cylinders. Continue Reading -->

Oil Shocks

Oil Shocks
Oil Shocks

Oil shocks are a component of a vehicles suspension which is used to stop the springs from continuously bouncing after hitting a pothole or bump. After going over a bump, the spring will bounce for a long time until all of its stored energy is dispelled. The job of the shock is to absorb the spring’s energy so that it isn’t sent into the chassis which would make the ride extremely bouncy. The shock has two ends which are connected to the chassis at the top, and the axle on the bottom. Continue Reading -->

Vehicle Dual Shock Kit

Dual Shock Kit
Dual Shock Kit

Dual shock kits are used to add additional shocks on a vehicle which will provide increased performance to the vehicles suspension. This means that there can be multiple shocks on each side of the axle which will greatly reduce the work load that is needed to be done by each shock which will therefore increase the shocks longevity over time. Using multiple shocks is kind of pointless on a regular every day driver vehicle, but it is almost essential on vehicles that drive on extremely bumpy roads or do allot of off-roading. These types of conditions put a strain on the shocks since they are constantly being used and getting pushed to their limits. Continue Reading -->

Vehicle Shock Bushings

Shock Bushings
Shock Bushings

Shock bushings are used in between the shock and the vehicles frame so that the shock can be secured in place without rattling when being compressed by the shock. These bushings provide some cushion between the metal of the shock and the frame so that less friction is created. This added cushion between the two metal surfaces will also provide a smoother ride since less of the vibrations are being sent into the passenger compartment. Continue Reading -->

Vehicle Struts

Struts
Struts

Struts are used on the suspension of a vehicle to allow better control and smoother ride quality. The main job of a strut is to act as a shock dampener just like the shock absorbers do on the suspension. The strut does this by using a piston and piston rod which works against hydraulic fluid to control the spring and suspension movement. Just like a regular shock absorber, the valving generates resistance to pumping forces created by the up and down motions of the suspension which is what balances everything out. Because the internals of a strut resemble a shock, it is velocity sensitive which means that the amount of resistance can increase or decrease depending on how fast the suspension moves. Continue Reading -->

Vehicle Triple Shock Kit

Triple Shock Kit
Triple Shock Kit

Triple shock kits are used to add additional shocks on a vehicle which will provide increased performance to the vehicles suspension. This means that there can be multiple shocks on each side of the axle which will greatly reduce the work load that is needed to be done by each shock which will therefore increase the lifespan of all of the shocks. Using multiple shocks is kind of pointless on a regular every day driver vehicle, but it is almost essential on vehicles that drive on extremely bumpy roads or do allot of off-roading. These types of conditions put a strain on the shocks since they are constantly being used and getting pushed to their limits. Continue Reading -->

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