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Your Ford strut assembly is an important part of your suspension system. Your suspension system is important to your car because it contributes to your Ford’s road handling for good, safe riding and to keep your passengers comfortable and your ride quality typically isolated from road noise, bumps or vibrations. You want this control while driving your vehicle for better handling and that comfortable ride your Ford Explorer provides you with. But like any car part your Ford strut assembly can begin to wear down over time so it is important to replace it when necessary for the good of your whole suspension system. Let us find out what a strut does, the different kinds and signs to look for that may signify wear and tear.
Now, your Ford shocks and struts are going to have different functions and your Ford will either use struts or shocks. The shocks on a vehicle will keep the car from bouncing and that is their main function. Most struts will contain shocks inside them to help with the absorption of road bumps. The Ford strut assembly is going to be located in the front or rear of your Ford and is basically a shock absorber with a spring coil for additional support. The front wheels have the extra weight of the engine and need this extra support to absorb shock from the road.
There are two main types of Ford struts: a Macpherson strut and a gas lift strut. The Macpherson strut is used mainly for units which use front suspension. It is composed of a spring and shock absorber combination. The Macpherson strut absorbs the entire load put on it by the vehicle by having a ball like structure used to help the strut pivot downward to absorb compression from the car.
The gas lift strut’s main purpose is to act as a counterbalance for raising and lifting doors. Generally, a gas lift strut will absorb up to a 30 percent increase of the compression force and this is paired with the car’s pistons. These gas lift struts can also be used with other types of applications not just in vehicles. There are many sizes and shapes, along with compression rates for this type of strut depending on their application and specifically which car they go in.
So what if you want to install these Ford struts all by yourself when it comes time to do it? Your best bet is going to be purchasing a Ford quick strut. The Ford quick strut is a strut that will come loaded with all the components without having to use a spring compressor. These Ford quick struts are also very easy to install and can be installed quickly. So whatever type of Ford strut assembly you need, we have it for you! Don’t let your Ford shocks and struts become a problem. Get the correct Ford strut assembly, guaranteed to fit from us!