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Damper is a mechanism that converts mechanical energy into heat. In modern vehicles, it refers to a device that allows you to soften seating or embarkation, stopping, or any other unfortunate situations, which can occure to the vehicle. And it secures first of all not so much the car as the driver and passengers.

The damper consists of springs, gas, torsion bars, liquids, and, of course, of rubber parts. It works the following way: the spring, which takes up the hit of a collision while seating or stopping, turns the resulting energy into heat,which is then used to heat the oil. Moreover, the level of viscosity of the oil, which the driver fills in the damper, must affect it`s performance, given the wide range of possible temperatures in the working vehicle.

All dampers can be divided into hydraulic, gas, and blow. This division is conditional, because in all these cases the "central" node - the valve essentially remains unchanged. The main valve moves inside the central cylinder. In the hydraulic and blow dampers, there is also an outer cylinder, where the oil is moved through the system of the lower valve. The gas damper does not have an outer cylinder.

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What you need to know about shock absorber replacement: lifetime limits, common defects and their signs, tips and recommendations

Suspension shock absorbers serve averagely for 100 000 – 120 000 operational kilometers. The component can get out of order because of mount bushes and rod seal wear-out, corrosion of fixations and spring mount of the shock absorber, body deformation and valve breakdown.

You can notice defect of the front or rear shock absorbers by stains of working fluid leakage, worsening road-holding ability and drivability of vehicle. You can also notice delayed response to steering wheel turning on uneven road sections. Uneven tyres wear-out also points at shock absorber struts defectiveness.

Diagnostics at a service station allows to precisely estimate condition of the shock absorber strut. It can be performed on the vibration or test stand. In the first case the car is set on the stand area and then readings of axial oscillation are taken, after that they are compared with manufacturer’s specifications. Check of damping force is performed on the test stand, which takes demounting of the front or rear shock absorber according to location of the defective component. In order to check the mounts and the shock strut and other unit elements you need to set the car on the lifting platform and inspect the components.

Shock absorbers replacement is performed only at a service station. The car needs to be lifted and the bolts fastening the front shock absorber strut to the steering knuckle unscrewed. Then you should disconnect the braking system hose from the strut, unscrew the fixation of the upper front shock mount and remove the strut. A new unit is installed as an assembly; details are mounted in the reverse order.The rear shock absorber strut is replaced by a similar principle. If the struts are dismountable, then only replacement of the shock absorber cartridges is possible. It is important to remember that both components on one axle are to be replaced in case of breakdown of one shock absorber.

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How to replace shock absorber dust boot on your own?

It is not recommended to replace the shock absorber dust boot on your own. During works performing you will need to demount and disassemble the shock strut. Demounting of the unit requires the use of special equipment – a remover tool for springs compression. It is dangerous to remove a spring without it, as its pushing force is very high. When selecting dust boots for replacement be guided by the vehicle technical documentation. Choose only those components, which are precisely equal to original equipment by parameters. Take into account that the front and rear shock absorber dust boots may vary by sizes on the same car.

Can shock absorber dust boots knock?

The shock absorber dust boots can not knock. But herewith most often suspension knocks are perceived by drivers as knocking of the dust boots. That is why, if you hear strange sounds in parts mounting location during driving, you should contact specialists for diagnostics performing.

As for the dust boots, their defects – cracks and tears on their surface – can be easily noticed visually. Also, during diagnostics, traces of oil leakage can be found on the dust boot surface. In this case you will need to replace the shock strut.

How to examine shock absorber bump stop?

To inspect the shock absorber bump stop you should visually examine it. Cracks, tears, deformation of improper fixation of the parts point at necessity to perform replacement of the component. Defective parts should be replaced as soon as possible: otherwise risk of shock strut damaging increases. It is recommended to check condition of the dust boots and bump stops during each technical inspection.

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Shock Absorber Front Axle, Twin-Tube, Gas Pressure, Telescopic Shock Absorber, Top pin, Bottom Fork (RIDEX, 854S0318)
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original Shock Absorber RIDEX 854S0318
Article №: 854S0318
RIDEX Shock Absorber 854S0318
£ 31,99**
£ 25,27
incl. 20% VAT, excl. delivery costs
  • Fitting Position: Front Axle
  • Shock Absorber System: Twin-Tube
  • Shock Absorber Type: Gas Pressure
  • Shock Absorber Design: Telescopic Shock Absorber
  • Shock Absorber Mounting Type: Top pin, Bottom Fork
  • Condition: New
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Shock Absorber Rear Axle, Twin-Tube, Gas Pressure, Telescopic Shock Absorber, Top pin, Bottom Pin (RIDEX, 854S0841)
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original Shock Absorber RIDEX 854S0841
Article №: 854S0841
RIDEX Shock Absorber 854S0841
£ 34,99**
£ 27,64
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  • Fitting Position: Rear Axle
  • Shock Absorber System: Twin-Tube
  • Shock Absorber Type: Gas Pressure
  • Shock Absorber Design: Telescopic Shock Absorber
  • Shock Absorber Mounting Type: Top pin, Bottom Pin
  • Condition: New
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Shock Absorber Front Axle, Gas Pressure, Suspension Strut, Top pin (RIDEX, 854S0316)
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original Shock Absorber RIDEX 854S0316
Article №: 854S0316
RIDEX Shock Absorber 854S0316
£ 41,99**
£ 33,17
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  • Fitting Position: Front Axle
  • Shock Absorber Type: Gas Pressure
  • Shock Absorber Design: Suspension Strut
  • Shock Absorber Mounting Type: Top pin
  • Condition: New
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Shock Absorber Front Axle, Gas Pressure, Suspension Strut, Top pin (RIDEX, 854S0006)
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original Shock Absorber RIDEX 854S0006
Article №: 854S0006
RIDEX Shock Absorber 854S0006
£ 43,49**
£ 34,36
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  • Fitting Position: Front Axle
  • Shock Absorber Type: Gas Pressure
  • Shock Absorber Design: Suspension Strut
  • Shock Absorber Mounting Type: Top pin
  • Max. Length [mm]: 537
  • Min. Length [mm]: 377
  • Condition: New
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Shock Absorber Front Axle, Gas Pressure, Suspension Strut, Top pin, Bottom Plate, 530, 335mm (RIDEX, 854S0009)
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original Shock Absorber RIDEX 854S0009
Article №: 854S0009
RIDEX Shock Absorber 854S0009
£ 43,49**
£ 34,36
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  • Fitting Position: Front Axle
  • Shock Absorber Type: Gas Pressure
  • Shock Absorber Design: Suspension Strut
  • Shock Absorber Mounting Type: Top pin, Bottom Plate
  • Length [mm]: 530, 335
  • Condition: New
Details
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Shock Absorber Rear Axle, Twin-Tube, Gas Pressure, Spring-bearing Damper, Bottom eye, Top pin (RIDEX, 854S0022)
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original Shock Absorber RIDEX 854S0022
Article №: 854S0022
RIDEX Shock Absorber 854S0022
£ 27,49**
£ 21,72
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  • Fitting Position: Rear Axle
  • Shock Absorber System: Twin-Tube
  • Shock Absorber Type: Gas Pressure
  • Shock Absorber Design: Spring-bearing Damper
  • Shock Absorber Mounting Type: Bottom eye, Top pin
  • Max. Length [mm]: 709
  • Min. Length [mm]: 473
  • Condition: New
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Shock Absorber Rear Axle, Gas Pressure, Suspension Strut, Top eye, Bottom eye (RIDEX, 854S0010)
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original Shock Absorber RIDEX 854S0010
Article №: 854S0010
RIDEX Shock Absorber 854S0010
£ 24,49**
£ 19,35
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  • Fitting Position: Rear Axle
  • Shock Absorber Type: Gas Pressure
  • Shock Absorber Design: Suspension Strut
  • Shock Absorber Mounting Type: Top eye, Bottom eye
  • Max. Length [mm]: 406
  • Min. Length [mm]: 267
  • Quantity per axle: 2
  • Condition: New
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Shock Absorber Rear Axle, Gas Pressure, Suspension Strut, Top pin, Bottom eye (STARK, SKSA-0130085)
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Article №: SKSA-0130085
STARK Shock Absorber SKSA-0130085
£ 84,49**
£ 66,75
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  • Fitting Position: Rear Axle
  • Shock Absorber Type: Gas Pressure
  • Shock Absorber Design: Suspension Strut
  • Shock Absorber Mounting Type: Top pin, Bottom eye
  • Max. Length [mm]: 593
  • Min. Length [mm]: 359
  • Condition: New
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Shock Absorber Rear Axle, Twin-Tube, Gas Pressure, Telescopic Shock Absorber, Top pin, Bottom Pin, 526, 369mm (TRW, JGT1168T)
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TRW Shock Absorber JGT1168T
£ 56,99**
£ 45,02
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  • Product line: TWIN
  • Fitting Position: Rear Axle
  • Shock Absorber System: Twin-Tube
  • Shock Absorber Type: Gas Pressure
  • Shock Absorber Design: Telescopic Shock Absorber
  • Shock Absorber Mounting Type: Top pin, Bottom Pin
  • Diameter [mm]: 45
  • Quantity per axle: 1
  • Length [mm]: 526, 369
  • Thread Size: M10x1
  • Stanchion Tube Diameter [mm]: 15
  • Observe technical data
  • Condition: New
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Shock Absorber Front Axle, Twin-Tube, Gas Pressure, Suspension Strut, Top pin, Bottom Clamp, 541, 382mm (TRW, JGM1207T)
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TRW Shock Absorber JGM1207T
£ 48,99**
£ 38,70
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  • Product line: TWIN
  • Fitting Position: Front Axle
  • Shock Absorber System: Twin-Tube
  • Shock Absorber Type: Gas Pressure
  • Shock Absorber Design: Suspension Strut
  • Shock Absorber Mounting Type: Top pin, Bottom Clamp
  • Diameter [mm]: 50
  • Quantity per axle: 1
  • Length [mm]: 541, 382
  • Thread Size: M12x1.25
  • Stanchion Tube Diameter [mm]: 22
  • Observe technical data
  • Condition: New
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Shock Absorber Rear Axle, Gas Pressure, Absorber does not carry a spring, Damper without Rebound Spring, Bottom eye, Top pin (BILSTEIN, 19-109572)
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Article №: 19-109572
BILSTEIN Shock Absorber 19-109572
£ 48,99**
£ 38,70
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  • Product line: - B4 OE Replacement
  • Fitting Position: Rear Axle
  • Shock Absorber Type: Gas Pressure
  • Shock Absorber Design: Absorber does not carry a spring, Damper without Rebound Spring
  • Shock Absorber Mounting Type: Bottom eye, Top pin
  • Condition: New
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Shock Absorber Rear Axle, Gas Pressure, Absorber does not carry a spring, Damper without Rebound Spring, Top pin, Bottom Pin (BILSTEIN, 19-135021)
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original Shock Absorber BILSTEIN 19-135021
Article №: 19-135021
BILSTEIN Shock Absorber 19-135021
£ 64,99**
£ 51,34
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  • Product line: - B4 OE Replacement
  • Fitting Position: Rear Axle
  • Shock Absorber Type: Gas Pressure
  • Shock Absorber Design: Absorber does not carry a spring, Damper without Rebound Spring
  • Shock Absorber Mounting Type: Top pin, Bottom Pin
  • Condition: New
Details
Over 100 items in stock
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