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Are there Struts or shocks in the front of a KJ?
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 Post subject: Re: Are there Struts or shocks in the front of a KJ?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:46 pm 
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I'm amazed that this continues to come up... it's a coilover shock... plain and simple

Which one has the same design as ours?

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Strut suspension defined: "It consists of a wishbone or a substantial compression link stabilized by a secondary link which provides a bottom mounting point for the hub or axle of the wheel. This lower arm system provides both lateral and longitudinal location of the wheel. The upper part of the hub is rigidly fixed to the inner part of the strut proper, the outer part of which extends upwards directly to a mounting in the body shell of the vehicle."


Double wishbone suspension (ours): "The double wishbone suspension can also be referred to as double 'A' arms, and short long arm (SLA) suspension if the upper and lower arms are of unequal length. A single wishbone or A-arm can also be used in various other suspension types, such as MacPherson strut and Chapman strut. The upper arm is usually shorter to induce negative camber as the suspension jounces (rises)."


Per the dictionary a strut (in engineering terms) is: any of various structural members, as in trusses, primarily intended to resist longitudinal compression.

If you modify the rigid structure of a support strut by adding a spring and shock absorber, you have what we know as a strut in the automotive field. Without the rigid structure, you are simply left with a spring and shock absorber.... coil-over shock in our specific case.


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 Post subject: Re: Are there Struts or shocks in the front of a KJ?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:43 pm 
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"But such-and-such vendor_001 calls it a strut!!"

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I thought this thread was DEAD :grim: :dead:

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So a new question arises.
What do we call what holds our hoods/rear glass open?? Shocks or struts?? :D

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So a new question arises.
What do we call what holds our hoods/rear glass open?? Shocks or struts?? :D


that shock-strut-glass-assist-lift-thingy. :jester:

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long_tall_texan wrote:
Budke wrote:
So a new question arises.
What do we call what holds our hoods/rear glass open?? Shocks or struts?? :D


that shock-strut-glass-assist-lift-thingy. :jester:



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 Post subject: Re: Are there Struts or shocks in the front of a KJ?
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what LTT said :P

since they support weight and not just resist or dampen movement they're strut-lift-thingies

if they were shocks in the same weight/resistance ratio as our vehicles, we'd have gigantic lumps on the back of our heads

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WOW! I can't believe nearly half of the responders didn't know we have coil over the shocks in front... Hasn't this been covered repeatedly over the past few years.

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WOW! I can't believe nearly half of the responders didn't know we have coil over the shocks in front... Hasn't this been covered repeatedly over the past few years.


Ok I'm still not sold either way but, in defense for everyone that you just made feel like an IDIOT! Every parts listing calls them a strut. Anyone aside from the elite around here would nievely call it a strut. In fact they even called the top plate that I bought last week a strut plate.

I may call it a "Wheel" and you may call it a "Rim" but we both know what we're talking about don't we?

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stumpjumper_09 wrote:
daspes wrote:
WOW! I can't believe nearly half of the responders didn't know we have coil over the shocks in front... Hasn't this been covered repeatedly over the past few years.


Ok I'm still not sold either way but, in defense for everyone that you just made feel like an IDIOT! Every parts listing calls them a strut. Anyone aside from the elite around here would nievely call it a strut. In fact they even called the top plate that I bought last week a strut plate.

I may call it a "Wheel" and you may call it a "Rim" but we both know what we're talking about don't we?


Not trying to make anyone feel like an idiot. This has just been discussed so many times by now most people here should know. I understand a few newbies maybe.

Second, I dont trust a minimum wage autozon clerks definition of what a strut or shock is. All my repair manuals and parts fiches say shock...

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