A PART OF MARELLI
This category includes all those shock absorbers that carry out structural tasks and consequently contribute to the safety of the vehicle.
In addition to their dampening function, structural shock absorbers are capable of withstanding considerable vehicle stress, connecting the wheel to the body shell and supporting the weight of the vehicle itself. For these reasons, the sizing of the stem and of the outside tube must always be suited to the intended use.
They are mainly employed in the front suspension of front-wheel drive vehicles thanks to their limited overall dimensions and, in the McPherson configurations, they also function as a steering component.