Have you ever been in great discomfort whenever you are driving your BMW on harsh roads? Not quite often, right? Or not unless the path you are trekking cannot even be called a road because of its ruggedness. Well, there are a couple of reasons why you don't feel the bumps much even if the road you are driving through is really bad. One of those reasons is that your BMW is equipped with a high quality, high performance and brilliantly engineered suspension system.
When we speak of suspension systems, two things would usually come into our minds: springs and shock absorbers. Many of us would even mistake one for the other, and this is because many believe that it is actually the springs that absorb the shocks. While it is true that the springs of your BMW's suspension system absorbs most of the bumps while driving on rough roads, it is actually the shock absorbers that dampen the vehicle's ride. Without the shocks, the springs would bounce erratically, resulting to a stressful rather than a comfortable ride.
BMW shocks, shock absorbers, or snubbers, are suspension system components that functions together with the springs to control the up-and-down movement of your vehicle. There are many types of shock absorbers, although most dominant today is the hydraulic type. Basically, these are hydraulic cylinders with pistons that move in accordance with the movement of the springs. As the pistons inside the cylinder moves down, the oil or hydraulic fluid pooled on its lower portion limits such downward movement. The same is true as the piston tries to move up. Because of these limitations, the erratic bouncing of the springs is dampened and the up-and-down movement of the vehicle is controlled.
The fact that you don't feel the bumps whenever you are driving your BMW on rough roads tells you that BMW shocks are indeed of premium quality and performance. Some replacement shock absorbers, however, can provide other performance aspects on your vehicle that stock BMW shocks can't. Some aftermarket shock absorbers, for example, can further improve your vehicle's ride quality and handling. High performance shocks or dampers, on the other hand, can further stabilize your vehicle's ride and reduce body rolls. Further, there are adjustable shocks that can be tuned for optimum performance on different road conditions.
So if you want to further boost the ride quality and other performance aspects of your BMW, or if you simply want to replace a damaged or worn out stock shock absorber, better start your search now here on our web portal. Here at Parts Train, your eyes will be treated to a multitude of BMW shocks of different kinds. Just browse further through our site and easily find for yourself the BMW shock absorber that fits your specifications.