The Type of Shocks You Should Get for Your Car Based on How Smooth You Want Your Ride

Posted by Ben Davidson about 3 months ago

Anyone who has driven their vehicle through rugged terrain can tell you that the right shock absorbers make a world of difference in the comfort and thrill of a ride. Many trucks, Jeeps and cars with a high center of gravity are designed for off roading and high adventure. Without proper truck shocks, the drive can be filled with painful jostling, tossing and turning.

Reduce Bounce for a Smoother Ride

The main purpose of car shocks is to reduce the impact from bearing on your vehicle’s suspension. The shocks absorb the impact reducing the force of the blow to the car and its passengers. Crawling a rock face creates a different level of compression than driving in the sand dunes. Too much bounce can make maneuvering outdoor trails difficult and lead to more time spent with the Jeep winch than actually exploring. Installing shock absorbers based on the vehicles capabilities and functions will ensure the smoothest ride possible.

Gas Versus Hydraulic

Two common distinctions to look for in shocks are gas charged shocks and hydraulic shocks. Each has beneficial features and is designed for specific driving practices. High speed driving is often paired with gas shocks to prevent deterioration by aeration. Hydraulic shocks are known for withstanding greater impact and resulting in smooth all-terrain driving. Shock options can be customized like tire and wheel packages to suit specific driving purposes.

Common Shock Options

A range of shock absorbers commonly found on the market include

  •        Coilovers which may allow for height adjustment based on ride height. This is beneficial for lifted vehicles with electric running boards.
  •         Monotubes get top performance marks from off roaders and offer multiple mounting options.
  •         Twin-Tubes are best for preventing aeration when gas charged shocks are in use.
  •         Piggyback shocks are optimal racing shocks that hold more fluid and stabilize driving.

Each type serves a specific purpose for the driving they will be doing. Research car and truck shocks based on the type of driving a vehicle will be doing. This will result in the smoothest ride. 

Tags:

Latest Articles

See All
  • We're Making Driving More Expensive For Ourselves!
    We're Making Driving More Expensive For Ourselves!

    September 20, 2018 - Well, pretty much your whole life is going to revolve around driving now, so, have a read on, and let us show you a few ways that you’re probably making driving more expensive for yourself.

  • Things Every New Motorcyclist Should Know
    Things Every New Motorcyclist Should Know

    September 19, 2018 - There are many things new motorcyclists should be aware of if they want to stay safe and enjoy their riding. Motorcycle riding can give a feeling of freedom and excitement, but you do not want to put yourself in any danger.

  • Top Tips To Avoid Road Accidents
    Top Tips To Avoid Road Accidents

    September 19, 2018 - Car accidents are a horrid part of motoring life. No one thinks it will happen to them, but you're unlikely to go many years without some form of mishap occurring - whether you're to blame or not. Of course, you can never make yourself immune, but it

  • Why Do So Many Drivers Give Up?
    Why Do So Many Drivers Give Up?

    September 14, 2018 - You might think this is strange as driving is so essential to some people, but there are actually quite a few really good reasons why some car owners might simply never get behind the wheel again. Read on to find out more!

  • No License, No Problem: Off-Road adventure at the Calabogie Boogie
    No License, No Problem: Off-Road adventure at the ...

    September 13, 2018 - Off-road riding is an interesting area of motorcycling, as, in many cases, you don’t actually need a license to do it. You’ll certainly find your share of licensed riders – both new and seasoned – partaking. But you’ll also find riders of all skill l

  • 4 Essential Things To Do After Buying A Used Car
    4 Essential Things To Do After Buying A Used Car

    September 10, 2018 - There’s nothing wrong with dipping into the used car market. In fact, you will often find some absolute bargains when you purchase a second-hand car. Regardless of whether you’ve bought a vintage vehicle or a modern machine that’s only a year old; he

  • Titanium Gleams in the Automobile Industry
    Titanium Gleams in the Automobile Industry

    September 10, 2018 - Titanium’s strength, light weight, and high survival rate is making it a top choice for cutting edge cars and in this post, we will highlight just a few of its most cutting edge uses.

  • Off-Roading: How To Choose The Perfect Vehicle
    Off-Roading: How To Choose The Perfect Vehicle

    September 3, 2018 - If you’ve given off-roading a try and have decided that you really enjoy getting out and about and cruising across country instead of on the roads, then you might be thinking about treating yourself to your own off-road vehicle

  • 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: Putting the Fun in Funky
    2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: Putting the Fun in Fu...

    September 3, 2018 - Two doors or four doors? When you’re buying a sporty car, it’s a choice many buyers are faced with. But Hyundai did things a little differently, giving you a sweet spot in the middle with three doors in the Veloster. When it first launched in 2011,

  • What Should You Do After a Minor Car Collision?
    What Should You Do After a Minor Car Collision?

    August 30, 2018 - It’s worth knowing what you should do and how you should conduct yourself if you’re ever in this situation yourself. So you should read on now and learn more about what you should do after a minor car collision.

Share This!

or