When is a Strut Not a Strut?

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A: When it's a shock, even though it has a spring installed over it (aka "coil-over") If you're unsure, a strut is used as a suspension locating device in place of the upper control arm; it is load bearing for lateral forces just like a control arm. A strut weighs more than double what a shock [...]

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Ferrari 456 Load Leveling Shocks (How/ What/ Why)

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We rebuild the rear load-leveling shocks found on Ferrari 456's; the system co-developed by Ferrari and Bilstein. It's a unique application in that one unit performs both the load level function, also dampens motion like a conventional shock absorber and has the Ferrari-Bilstein active damping system found on other Ferrari (and Corvette) applications from the [...]

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Why Does My Ferrari Ride Rough?

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By Rob Schermerhorn Have a few miles on your car? Are you a maintenance fanatic? Here is some more oil that should be changed, though depending on how you drive, perhaps only once every ten years. If you take your car to the track regularly, change the shock oil every couple of years or 2000 [...]

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Do Your Guts Look Like This?

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Are you a maintenance fanatic? Here is some more oil that should be changed, though depending on how you drive, perhaps only once every ten years. If you take your car to the track regularly, change the shock oil every couple of years or 2000 track miles. Here you are looking at the underside of [...]

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