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Shock Absorber Parts
Do you know why most vehicles can maintain themselves from bumping up and down on roads or a maintaining a smooth ride? Well most of this is due to parts in your suspension system known as your shocks absorber or struts. Vehicles will either have one or the other but sometimes struts use shock absorbers as one of their components. You like how smooth the ride is in your Chrysler so you want to make sure your Chrysler shock absorber is replaced when it is no longer functioning properly. Let’s take a look at the different types of shock absorbers available and what kinds of Chrysler replacement shocks are available.
The main job of a Chrysler shock absorber is to dampen and absorb shock impulses. This is done by converting kinetic energy into another form of energy, typically heat that then gets disbursed out. Shock absorbers use valving of oil and gasses in order to absorb this excess energy from the springs. If spring-based shock absorbers are used they will use coil springs or leaf springs. There are different types of shock absorbers that can be used with different variations. The two types are twin-tube and mono-tube.
Twin tube shock absorbers have five different variations. They are basic twin-tube, twin-tube gas charged, position sensitive damping (PSD), acceleration sensitive damping, and coilover. The one used on most vehicles today is the twin-tube gas charged. This type of Chrysler shock absorber is an advancement of the twin-tube one. It contains two cylindrical tubes, an inner called the working or pressure tube, and an outer tube called the reserve tube. In this design a low-pressure nitrogen gas is added to the reserve tube. This helps by reducing foaming which leads to overheating and failure in the basic twin-tube design.
A mono-tube shock absorber uses one gas-pressurized tube in coilover format but with two pistons. The pistons are called the working piston and the dividing or floating piston. Both of these pistons will move in sync with each other inside the pressure tube when there are any changes in road smoothness. Another thing that the pistons do is completely separate the shock’s fluid and gas components. The mono-tube shock absorber contains nitrogen but under high-pressure and this is advantageous because it can actually help support some of the vehicle’s weight. This is the only type of shock absorber that is designed to do this.
So now that you know more about Chrysler shock absorbers you know what kind of shocks you may need for your vehicle when it comes time to get replacement ones. Be sure to check out our inventory so you can get the Chrysler replacement shock absorber that you need. You can find all of our parts at low prices and with a one year-guarantee as well as free shipping. Also, be sure to check out our blog for interesting articles on shock absorbers.