And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Parts: Replace Struts - Part 1


The history behind the modern strut type suspension has its origins in the United Kingdom. Henny Youngman would find a joke here. Something about Scotsmen, a Lotus, a spring, and a shock absorber. The punchline would be the MacPherson strut suspension. I love this crowd! The integral spring and shock absorber… » 4/27/07 1:30pm 4/27/07 1:30pm

And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Parts: Replace Shock Absorbers


Without the shock absorber the modern automobile would simply flail about on its springs. The shock absorber is technically a damper. The shock absorber works to dampen the bounce created by bumps in the road and the weight of the vehicle acting on the suspension and springs. The less obvious yet more important… » 4/20/07 2:00pm 4/20/07 2:00pm