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Shock absorber - A spare part with a big effect


Damage to the road places heavy demands on your car. The shock absorbers also have to take part in this! Together with the suspension springs, the shock absorber forms the link between the wheel suspension and the bodywork. It reduces the vibrations of the suspension spring, which compensates for road unevenness. This provides more traction and stability while driving. A shock absorber is therefore correctly a vibration damper.

As intact shock absorbers not only increase driving safety but are also TÜV-relevant, many manufacturers recommend having the function of the installed suspension dampers checked regularly. If an exchange should become necessary, it is advisable to use only high-quality spare parts. That's why you'll only find original shock absorbers from vehicle manufacturers in our shop. In the lower section we explain important terms for suspension damping and what types of shock absorbers there are. In addition, we point out the dangers of defective suspension dampers and give a few tips for the replacement of spare parts.

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2x ORIGINAL Citroen Federbein Federzylinder Stoßdämpfer C5 III C6 vorne

Citroen OE-Nummer: 5271.L5 + 5271.L6

item ref.: PP710R482W
manufacturer: CITROEN
part number: 5271.L5, 5271.L6
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  • 1x Suspension Strut Piece - Citroen 5271.L5
  • 1x Suspension Strut Piece - Citroen 5271.L6
RRP 736.12 EUR 392.04 EUR

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2x ORIGINAL GM Opel Stoßdämpfer Fahrwerksdämpfer OMEGA B Caravan hinten 72119085

für Fahrzeuge mit Niveauregulierung

item ref.: PP681P582H
manufacturer: OPEL
part number: 72119085
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  • 2x Shock Absorber Piece - Opel 72119085
RRP 285.60 EUR 180.95 EUR

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ORIGINAL Citroen Federbein Federzylinder Stoßdämpfer vorne links 5271.L5

für Citroen C5 III C6

item ref.: CI781R413H
manufacturer: CITROEN
part number: 5271.L5
Einbauseite: Vorderachse links
Mengeneinheit: Stück
Baugruppe: Federung/Dämpfung
RRP 368.06 EUR 201.95 EUR

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ORIGINAL Citroen Federbein Federzylinder Stoßdämpfer vorne rechts 5271.L6

für Citroen C5 III C6

item ref.: CI881N413H
manufacturer: CITROEN
part number: 5271.L6
Mengeneinheit: Stück
Einbauseite: Vorderachse rechts
Baugruppe: Federung/Dämpfung
RRP 368.06 EUR 210.95 EUR

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ORIGINAL Ford Stoßdämpfer Fahrwerksdämpfer Galaxy S-Max (WA6) hinten 1481674

für Fahrzeuge mit elektr. Dämpferregulierung

item ref.: FO907V409E
manufacturer: FORD
part number: 1 481 674
Mengeneinheit: Stück
Einbauseite: Hinterachse
Baugruppe: Federung/Dämpfung
Stossdaempferart: Gasdruck
RRP 657.93 EUR 429.95 EUR

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2x ORIGINAL Ford Stoßdämpfer Fahrwerksdämpfer FIESTA V MK5 FUSION vorne 1919355

für Fahrzeuge bis Baujahr 06.2008

item ref.: FO580Z839H
manufacturer: FORD
part number: 1 919 355
Mengeneinheit: Satz
Baugruppe: Federung/Dämpfung
Stossdaempferart: Gasdruck
Einbauseite: Vorderachse
RRP 114.00 EUR 82.95 EUR

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2x ORIGINAL Ford Stoßdämpfer FOCUS C-MAX / C-MAX (DM2) FOCUS II vorne 1919323

bei FORD FOCUS II bis Baujahr 07.2011

item ref.: FO016Y839W
manufacturer: FORD
part number: 1 919 323
Mengeneinheit: Satz
Baugruppe: Federung/Dämpfung
Stossdaempferart: Gasdruck
Einbauseite: Vorderachse
RRP 129.00 EUR 90.95 EUR

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2x ORIGINAL Ford Stoßdämpfer Fahrwerksdämpfer MONDEO IV vorne 1718454 + 1718456

! Fahrzeugdaten-Einschränkungen beachten !

item ref.: PP842N682K
manufacturer: FORD
part number: 1 718 454, 1 718 456
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  • 1x Shock Absorber Piece - FORD 1 718 454
  • 1x Shock Absorber Piece - FORD 1 718 456
RRP 370.40 EUR 169.95 EUR

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ORIGINAL GM Opel Stoßdämpfer Fahrwerksdämpfer OMEGA B Caravan hinten 72119085

für Fahrzeuge mit Niveauregulierung

item ref.: OP481T413H
manufacturer: OPEL
part number: 72119085
Mengeneinheit: Stück
Fahrzeugausstattung: für Fahrzeuge mit Niveauregulierung
Einbauseite: Hinterachse
Baugruppe: Federung/Dämpfung
Stossdaempferart: Gasdruck
RRP 142.80 EUR 91.05 EUR

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ORIGINAL Citroen Stoßdämpfer Fahrwerksdämpfer C5 III + C6 (TD_) hinten 5272.99

für Fahrzeuge mit hydro-pneumatischer Federung

item ref.: CI440T413K
manufacturer: CITROEN
part number: 5272.99
Mengeneinheit: Stück
Einbauseite: Hinterachse
Baugruppe: Federung/Dämpfung
instead off 259.47 EUR 139.95 EUR

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ORIGINAL Ford Stoßdämpfer Fahrwerksdämpfer Satz VORNE 1919333 für KUGA I

item ref.: FO501Z413E
manufacturer: FORD
part number: 1 919 333
Mengeneinheit: Satz
Einbauseite: Vorderachse beidseitig
Baugruppe: Federung/Dämpfung
Stossdaempferart: Gasdruck
RRP 129.00 EUR 115.95 EUR

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ORIGINAL Mercedes Stoßdämpfer G-KLASSE X164 M-KLASSE W164 ADS hinten 1643203031

für Fzg. mit Adaptives Dämpfungs System mit Skyhook

item ref.: MB981V413H
manufacturer: MERCEDES-BENZ
part number: 164 320 30 31
Mengeneinheit: Stück
Einbauseite: hinten
Baugruppe: Federung/Dämpfung
Stossdaempferart: Gasdruck
RRP 651.45 EUR 507.95 EUR

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Suspension strut, spring cylinder, suspension spring, shock absorber, suspension damper - What do the terms?

mean?

Shock absorbers are available in several places in the car, for example in the tailgate. Usually, however, the term is used in the context of chassis suspension. This can also be used to describe it as a suspension damper. The shock absorber is usually surrounded by the chassis spring. If both form a unit, one speaks of the shock absorber. As an alternative to the suspension strut, there is also the spring cylinder, which uses hydraulics and pneumatics to implement damping and suspension.

The suspension dampers are divided into two different types:

  • gas pressure damper
  • Oil shock absorber

In earlier times, the oil shock absorber was the standard in vehicles. However, this can reduce suspension damping during longer journeys. The reason for this is that the damper oil contains gas components that are released from the liquid during prolonged damping work and form small bubbles. This foaming results in the damping effect being reduced all the more the longer you are on the road.

In order to prevent this process, the oil shock absorbers have been further developed into so-called gas pressure shock absorbers. Here additional nitrogen is added to the shock absorber to prevent foaming. This means that gas pressure dampers have the required vibration damping even during longer journeys. Gas pressure dampers are now used in most vehicles.

What effects do defective struts have?


Never the less, shock absorbers wear out over time. The suspension damper leaks most often and the oil can flow out. It is a slow process in which the struts wear out. The driver initially reacts unconsciously to the deteriorating driving behavior of his car and instinctively tries to "counteract" it. It is usually only very late that it is discovered that the suspension struts are worn out.

By the way, the "dancing" headlights, which is also called the kangaroo effect, show that they should be replaced urgently. Another test can be carried out on a stationary vehicle. Therefore, press the vehicle down strongly at the front and rear over the tyre once and then let go again directly. If the vehicle bounces back, the shock absorbers should be replaced.

Defective shock absorbers, however, have a massive impact on the driving performance of your vehicle. Curve stability is reduced and road grip can no longer be fully guaranteed. In addition, the braking distance can be increased by up to 20 % and the tyres wear out considerably more.

Concrete dangers of broken struts are:

  • Longer stopping distance
  • Higher risk of skidding
  • decreased traction
  • Deficient ABS effect
  • Dazzling headlights
  • Severe wear on springs, wheel bearings and wheel suspension
  • Increased risk of aquaplaning

Good to know


To avoid unstable driving behaviour, defective shock absorbers should always be replaced in pairs per axle. The reason for this is that a new shock absorber always performs better than an already used one. In addition, it is recommended to replace the dust protection for shock absorbers as well. Our service team will be happy to advise you on this in more detail.

Be on the safe side and always use the original shock absorbers from the vehicle manufacturers. Thus you combine quality and fitting accuracy and you can rely on high driving safety and a long service life!