Light Vehicle FAQ

What is an Ultra™ Spring Seat Shock?

Gabriel Ultra Spring Seat Shock

A Gabriel® Ultra™ Spring Seat Shock is a variation on the conventional shock absorber design that uniquely features a Striker Cap at the top of the shock body. This separate metal cap is designed to take the impact of the jounce bumper or bump-stop when the shock is near full compression.

In some designs, the Spring Seat Shock includes a spring seat – this type of design is sometimes called a “coilover shock.” Similar designs may also be referred to as “mini-struts.” At Gabriel, however, we call all of these designs Ultra Spring Seat Shocks. And like all Ultra products, they are built with super-finished chromed piston rods and G‑Force™ technology to restore the ultimate in safety and performance to your car’s ride.

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