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Types of Shock Absorbers

How do shock absorbers work?

Every single time a driver hits a bump or knocks over a hole on the road, these particular components try their best in order to absorb the oscillation due to the motion that takes place when car springs move upwards and downwards. In order to do this, the shock absorbers enforce a piston through oil so as to develop the required hydraulic friction. This is meant to eliminate the excessive suspension motion.
There are 2 ways in which shock absorbers work. The first is the one known as compression or the closing motion. Another one is the rebound or what is also known as the opening motion. It is by these 2 ways that shock absorbers are able to maintain the contact of the tyres with the surface of the road.


Types of Shock Absorbers:


The application of shock absorbers is very many, various types of vehicles and suspension designs require a specific type. However, no matter the application, all types of shock absorbers fall under these three Types:

Conventional Telescopic Shock Absorbers:


The conventional telescopic types of shock absorbers are the most common type that
can be found both on front and rear suspension systems. it’s relatively inexpensive and
It’s often replaced rather than repairing.


Struts Type Shock Absorbers:


These types of shock absorbers are typically built strong to cope with greater loads and forces. They do the same job as the normal shock absorbers, but it replaces part of the suspension system. struts types of shock absorbers are commonly seen on the front and rear of small and medium cars, but now trending on larger cars. These types of shock absorbers are further divided into two; sealed and repairable units. Just as they are named, sealed units are designed to be fully replaced, whereas the repairable struts are be fitted with replacement strut cartridges.


These types of shock absorbers are further divided into two; sealed and repairable units. Just as they are named, sealed units are designed to be fully replaced, whereas the repairable struts are be fitted with replacement strut cartridges.

Spring Seat Shock Absorbers:


These types of shock absorbers combine the characteristics of both telescopic and strut
type of absorbers. Like structs, a spring seat is a suspension unit and damping device in
a single unit, but it’s not designed to be subject to high side loads like the structs. This
system uses the same components as the conventional type and the spring seat type is
sealed requiring full replacement.

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