The internal rebound spring helps keep the strut rod and piston near factory static ride height during normal operation and enables the vehicle manufacturer to use lighter-weight and/or smaller-diameter anti-sway bars.
It is important to follow the proper installation procedures for each type of shock absorber stem mount. Over/under torquing the stem cushions can result in ride and durability complaints.
Piston rods on “low gas” units can take up to 2 minutes to extend, while “non-gas” units will not extend on their own.
Rod reaction can vary between two units of the same design. Once these units are broken in, however, they will provide the same performance.
Measuring the ride height of a vehicle can give you some important insight on the health of the suspension components. Sign up to receive our newsletter with valuable new tech articles and videos every month. Transcript: Hi, I’m Joe Bacarella and I’m here in the Tennoco garage and today we’re going to talk about…