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Your trucks suspension is probably going to be one of the most important custom truck part purchases you will make. When you purchase custom shocks, struts, coilovers, multi shock kits or air bags you begin that process. There is no comparison from stock shocks or struts to custom shocks and struts or even coilovers.
If you are mud bogging, desert racing, four-wheeling or just looking to upgrade from your present set up, we have one of the best selections of custom truck parts shocks and coilovers in the business. We carry the top names like King, Fabtech, ReadyLift Skyjacker, Fox, Pro Comp, Rancho, Rubicon and many more.
If you are serious about upgrading your stock shocks or coilovers or really ready to take your build to the next level, then tufftruckparts.com has just the performance shocks, struts, multi shock kits or suspension you need.
The word "shock" is really the shortened version of the longer "shock-absorber." As you can probably guess, a shock absorber absorbs energy. As your truck or jeep rolls over bumps in the road, all of that oscillating suspension energy is absorbed into the shock. The shock does this with the combination of oil and a series of internal valves. Since the oil can only flow through these valves at a certain rate, the suspension movement becomes slower, smoother, and infinitely more predictable. Without shocks, the wheels on the car or truck will actually bounce off of the road surface, and vibrate erratically down rough roads. As you can imagine, if the tires are not evenly touching the pavement at all times, the vehicle becomes unstable, and can actually be quite dangerous. While shocks are extremely important for ride quality and safety, they are not an integral part of the suspension. They can be removed completely, and the truck or jeep will still be able to drive around (though it would feel like a rollercoaster ride). As with everything in life, with age comes deterioration. When custom truck parts and shocks become old, the oil inside the shocks often leaks out, which means their dampening qualities are completely lost. Once this happens, the shock might as well not even exist. It is just along for the ride until somebody replaces it.
Struts are very similar to shocks internally with oil and valves, but they are constructed differently on the exterior. You see, struts are designed to be an integral part of the suspension. Unlike shocks, if the struts weren't attached, the car would fall flat on the ground, and be totally immobile. The wheels would flop around, because they would only be attached to the lower control arm, which just isn't enough. On a typical strut, above the coil-spring is what is known as the upper strut mount, and under that is usually a bump-stop which is covered by a rubber boot. These pieces can all be replaced individually, or replaced together as one unit called a "loaded strut". Replacing a loaded strut on a vehicle is dramatically easier than replacing any one of the individual parts, because you don't need to compress the coil springs, or align the strut mounts properly. It is all done for you. Some custom truck parts struts have replaceable "cartridges". A cartridge is basically the "shock" section that sits inside the body of the strut. Not many vehicles were built with this custom truck parts style suspension, but they are out there. The beauty of them is that the strut cartridge is often removable from under the hood, which means the strut itself doesn't need to be taken out of the car at all. That's less labor for you, and no alignment needed.