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What Shock Absorbers Do

Let's start our discussion of shock absorbers with one very important point: Despite what many people think, conventional shock absorbers do not support vehicle weight.

Shock Absorber Design

There are two basic shock absorber designs in use today: the two-tube design and the mono-tube design.

Shock Absorber Construction

Bore size is the diameter of the piston and the inside of the pressure tube.