Previously on The Apex Files, we talked about the function of dampers as well as the definitions of shocks, struts, and coilovers. This time, we’re going to over the differences between monotube and twintube dampers. We’ll also discuss inverted dampers, piggyback canisters, and remote reservoirs.
Shocks, shock absorbers, struts, dampers, coilovers...what’s the difference? Suspension tuning can be difficult enough on its own, so getting our terminology right is a good first step before getting in too deep.