Hydraulic cylinders attached to the car's wheel that make the car ride smoother over bumps. Teams want the best combination of a smooth ride and firmness for handling.
Traverse through a mogul field. The upper body remains quiet and centered, because the legs absorb the shocks by flexing as the bumps push against the feet and extending as the bumps fall away.
A term used for what are really dampers. Fittings used to absorb the energy that the wheels convey to the springs. The dampers keep the springs from continuously rebounding. The majority of shock absorbers are hydraulic.
Dampen out the movement of the springs. Without shocks, the car would "pogo" endlessly on the springs.
Devices located near each wheel to cut down the vertical bouncing of the passenger compartment on the springs after the wheels go over a bump or the car stops short. Shock absorbers also improve handling on rough road surfaces.
A hydraulic suspension component filled with hydraulic fluid or gas that absorbs spring oscillations, forces downward pressure on the tire keeping it down on the road and contributes to a smoother, more controlled ride.
These are suspension components that are hydraulic cylinders attached to each of the car's wheels. A shock specialist designs them for each particular track.
Suspension device near each wheel that dampens the up-and-down movement of the vehicle. Inside a shock absorber, a piston rides up and down in a cylinder filled with thick fluid or compressed gas. The shock absorber counteracts the up-and-down movement allowed by the springs.