shocks or struts??

ok im an idiot. just tell me what kind of suspension we have in our cars…
shocks up front and struts in the rear??

struts front and back… i believe shocks are setups where the springs are NOT placed around the shock absorbers.

I’m still confused!
anyone have pictures?

  1. Struts/Shocks

These two terms are basically interchangeable. The struts are the part of the suspension assembly that you see is fitted INSIDE the springs. You would typically purchase new struts when your are leaking oil or just worn out. You would also typically purchase new struts when you buy lowering springs (unless your car is quite new).

to make it easier…koni yellows and tokico blues and what not are struts…the whole spring/strute combo is a shock absorber/dampener