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Mitsubishi Shock and Strut Set Parts
You just moved into a new city where the roads are pretty bumpy and potholes abound. You have a Mitsubishi SUV so all these bumps and potholes should be no problem for your car to handle. Your Mitsubishi always performs just fine and has never given you any problems. After a while of driving around on such disastrous roads you start to notice that your Mitsubishi takes a nosedive when you press on the brakes. You have also noticed that your ride does not feel as smooth anymore. Both of these signs could be indicators signaling that something is wrong with your shocks and struts. If this is the case then you will need to get a Mitsubishi shock and strut kit to replace them.
Your shocks and struts are part of your Mitsubishi’s suspension. Your Mitsubishi suspension is part of your chassis that contains all the important parts located beneath the car’s body. The chassis will consist of the suspension, frame, steering wheel and the tires and wheels. The suspension system is where your shocks and struts will be. Let’s take a look at their function.
Your Mitsubishi shocks are devices that control unwanted spring motion through a process known as dampening. Shocks will slow down and reduce the magnitude of vibrations motions by turning the kinetic energy of suspension movement into heat energy that can be dispersed through hydraulic fluid. The Mitsubishi shock is basically an oil pump placed between the frame of the car and the wheels. The upper mount of the shocks connects to the frame while the lower mount connects to the axle, near the wheel. Mitsubishi shocks work in two cycles the compression cycle and extension cycle. Compression occurs as the piston moves downward, compressing the hydraulic fluid in the chamber below the piston. Extension happens when pistons move toward the top of the pressure tube, compressing the fluid in the chamber above the piston.
The Mitsubishi struts are also in the Mitsubishi suspension. The strut is another dampening engine like the shocks. This means they are also going to control unwanted spring motion. The Mitsubishi struts are basically shocks mounted inside a coil spring. Struts two main jobs are providing a dampening function much like the shocks and providing structural support for the vehicle suspension. So Mitsubishi struts deliver a bit more than shocks, which don’t support the vehicle weight.
The shocks and struts are important because they are controlling the tires and keeping them in contact with the road surface as much as possible so they are not bouncing all over the place. When tires bounce around they are not as effective at gripping the road and this means steering, handling, and braking are all affected. So it is important to replace them so you can have all your Mitsubishi systems working properly. The Mitsubishi shock and strut kit will come with shocks and struts that are fitted for your Mitsubishi. Contact us today to get your Mitsubishi replacement shocks and struts.