Firm Vs Soft Shock Rebound- What To Make Of It

There are many people all over the world who claim to be experts not only in their field but in others as well. While some are quite genuine in this matter and are indeed quite competent when handling different tasks in various professions, others are nothing more than ‘jack of all trades and master of none’ braggers who want nothing more than to be in the spotlight.

You can see where the world has come to and this is one of the primary reasons why it becomes to trust anybody, especially strangers, easily as people have made it a habit of cheating innocent simpletons on the pretext of helping them.

This is not just limited to one profession alone as even in reputed organizations, you can find employees who are engaged in back biting one another so that one can fall from grace and the other can move ahead and become a well known figure in the office circles.


This competition has been going on since time immemorial and even lifeless objects are not free from it as every old school invention gives way to newer ones every few decades as what was once new has become old and what is new today will become old in the future.

Here it is important to mention about shock absorbers as they too fall in the same category. Now, many of you might not have heard of such objects as they are not what you say or hear being used in your everyday conversations.

It is specifically designed to control the movement of the chassis of the car in order to make it available for working conditions. Every car has its own registration and chassis number where the former is on the number plate while the latter is found under the bonnet.

Dampers have a fine tuning with chassis as they are in the form of a plate and control the flow of air in the duct or chimney and can keep the car safe from harm in this way.


The shock can control the patch of tire contacts that are found over the bumps and a soft shock lets the chassis to jump after coming into contact with the bump. It is now when the car wallows and becomes imbalanced off the road and applies tremendous pressure on the chassis so it is difficult to predict how and where the car is going to turn.


Rebound is an extension that takes place when the shaft starts moving into the body and which occurs on the front of every bump and at the back of the rut where the left hand side of the car shocks when exiting from the right turn. It is now when the front is under brakes and the rear is into acceleration.

The weight of the car that includes the wheelbase, the center of weight of gravity and the cornered force are some important factors on how the weight transfer is severely affected due to shocks.

Firm and Shock Effects

It goes without saying that firm and shocks are interrelated and go hand in hand with each other when it comes to cars. In case the rebound is set to firm, then a compressed shock will rebound in a slow pace the moment it comes into contact with a bump on the road.

It is important to mention here that firm shocks are in control of suspension and prevent it from rebounding at a quicker pace and the car will lose control due to force of gravity and the oncoming jolt will make the entire vehicle shake as though hit by an earthquake of Tahoma shocks.

Its not all as when the shock rebound is in soft, it allows the suspension to rebound at a faster pace with the help of which the wheel touches the ground at a significant pace and the jolt sent via suspension is felt in the cabin, where the driver is most affected by it.

It has many permutations and combinations to its credit as both firm and shock are vast topics when it comes to discussing about cars and their chassis and engines but both of them are equally important.

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