Coil Over Shock

Standard assembly of spring and damper, where spring perches are at each end of damper.

The image shows the CAD model of a coil over spring shock absorber arrangement.

The advantages of this type of arrangement are:

This means that they are easy to package and so create more space for articulation and steering or allow for a more vehicle package space.

The alignment gives the chassis designer a more clearly defined set of parameters.

See also: Coil Spring, MacPherson Strut, Vehicle Suspension.

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Subjects: Automotive