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How Shocks Work - No Such Thing as a Smooth Road, v2.8

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Published on Jan 18, 2012

Note: I recommend you watch this video in at least 720 mode if you want to see the on-screen data more clearly. To listen, standard 480 is fine.

In this video, Shaikh provides data to counter the idea that shocks 'stop working' in the middle of a corner, or are not moving when driving straight line on a 'smooth road.' The road always has some imperfections and the shock absorbers will move accordingly. For about 30 mph road speed, the Triumph Spitfire test car showed shock velocities of +/- 1 in/sec up to over 2 in/sec in some area both straight line and steady-state cornering. If there is bias toward rebound in how your shocks work (which is true with most aftermarket shocks) your tires will be less able to properly track the road surface to get the most grip AND comfort.

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