- OEM quality and performance
- Chromium plated piston rods
- Extreme durable seals
- Tested one by one
- 100% ultrasonic cleaning
- Exposed to a salt spray to test rust formation
- Tested with “mud water” to approve seals
- High potential range
- Long lasting performance
- Excellent competitive pricing
In their simplest form, shock absorbers are hydraulic (oil) pump like devices that help to control the impact and rebound movement of your vehicle’s springs and suspension. Along with smoothening out bumps and vibrations, the key role of the shock absorber is to ensure that the vehicle’s tyres remain in contact with the road surface at all times, which ensures the safest control and braking response from your car. The BURG GERMANY replacement shock absorber provides better tyre contact with the road and a considerable shortening of the braking distance.
BURG GERMANY shock absorbers safety rules
Shock absorbers, brakes and tyres are essential to your motoring safety. Shock absorbers keep your wheels in contact with the road. Without them your brakes and tyres simply can’t do their job!
- At 50kmh, just one worn shock absorber can increase your stopping distance by up to 2 meters.
- Worn shock absorbers can cause your tyres to lose contact with the road, dramatically affecting steering.
- Worn shock absorbers cause excessive sway around corners, making the car a lot less stable.
Safety in pairs
Braking distances can be cut by up to 5% when shocks are replaced in pairs. So, because safety is our number one priority, we’re leading the market by making them available to buy in twin-packs. Changing in pairs is safer because it equalizes the damping force across both shocks. It can reduce braking distance by up to 5% on emergency stops. Furthermore, during difficult driving situations, e.g. like simulated in double lance change; an equal damping force increases the threshold before the vehicle may lose control.
Our range consists of MONO AND TWIN TUBE shock absorbers. Equipped with a valve, which keeps the gas pressure low. Making sure that aeration and foaming are practically excluded. This provides a significant improvement in the performance and reliability. The low gas pressure also requires little of the seals and therefore limits wear.
Monotube and Twin tube
All vehicles are equipped with some form of suspension damping control. They may use hydraulic fluid, air, gas or be electrically controlled. The two most widely used internal designs are twin-tube and monotube.
The twin tube design is the most common one in use on cars, light trucks, SUV’s and vans. It’s a cost effective unit that provides excellent handling & control characteristics for most driving conditions. The monotube design offers additional performance and can have a more aggressive ride.
A TWIN-TUBE SHOCK OR STRUT HAS TWO CYLINDERS
The inner, or working cylinder, is where the piston and shaft move up and down. The outer cylinder serves as a reservoir for the hydraulic fluid. There are fluid valves in the piston and in the stationary base valve. The base valve controls fluid flow between both cylinders and provides some of the damping force. The valves in the piston control most of the damping. The term Gas Shock usually refers to the same twin-tube design, but with one improvement. Low pressure Nitrogen gas is added to replace any oxygen air. The effect lessens aeration and performance fade.
THE MONOTUBE DESIGN HAS A SINGLE CYLINDER
The cylinder is divided into sections: A fluid area and a gas chamber. The piston and shaft move in the fluid portion. It uses a single fluid valve assembly in the piston. The diameter of the single working cylinder and piston valve is larger than in a twin tube even though the outside dimensions of each may the same. There is no need for an air or gas in the fluid area so the valve can operate more responsively and without any aeration or performance fade. The high pressure gas chamber is separated from the fluid area by a floating piston & seal. That provides an expansion area for the excess fluid movement during the compression stroke. On more aggressive movement the floating piston is pushed further into the gas chamber which increases gas pressure quickly and provides additional damping force. Because of its higher performance capabilities, the monotube design is used as original equipment on some vehicles and offered as an upgrade on vehicles that came equipped with the twin tube design.