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The shock absorber is an essential part of the suspension.

The suspension is a complex assembly, including the following main elements : springs (or torsion bar), tyres and shocks. But also : suspension arms, triangles, swivels, mounting kits, bonded bushes, stabilizer rods,…

These different elements, parts of the suspension, are recognized efficient when there is :

  • An absorption of the road roughness,
  • A constant contact between the wheels and the ground,
  • An optimal passenger comfort.

The shock absorber, in order to relieve the other suspension parts, has several functions :

  • Road holding
  • Comfort
  • Safety
  • Protection of the mechanical parts
  • Quality of the tyre grip