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mabye they "absorb shock!"

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In actual fact, shock absorbers do not absorb shock: the springs do that. The "shock absorbers" dampen rebound (Bouncing).

In a bike, the spring is built right around the dampener part.

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What acts as a shock absorber in your body?

You have the cartilages in the joints, which act as mechanical shock absorbers. But then you have other functional shock absorbers. You have arches in the foot, which act as shock absorbers. Then when you jump down, you have that spring like movement of the legs. That act as a shock absorbers.

How do shock absorbers absorb shock?

Shock absorbers absorb shock by using hydraulic or pneumatic pressure. As a load is applied they compress and take most of the load.

Are the arches of the foot mianly shock absorbers?

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Are shock absorbers part of the suspesion?

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Does a 1995 Buick Skylark have rear struts or shock absorbers?

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How long does a shock absorber last?

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How many shock absorbers in a 1999 Ford Explorer?

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