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Shocks Or Struts

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by jonA418, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. jonA418

    jonA418 Junior Member

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    i know this is probably a nooby question but whats the difference between shocks and struts? if i were to get new shocks, would i have to get new struts too? or is it just one or the other?
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    they're the same thing, except they have different attachment thingies on the ends. a strut has something that looks like a two-prong bracket. a shock has something that looks like a big eye hole at the end. pardon my lack of technical wording. im doing my best :p you just need to know which ones you need. for example, on alot of civics its shocks up front and struts in the rear.
     
  3. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    they are basicly two ways of talking about the same part (orriginally they meant different things but they have pretty much blended together over time)
    if you get suspension that is made for your car it doesnt matter what you call it its still going to be for your car
     
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