Magneti Marelli Parts & Services offers one of the most complete ranges of shock absorbers, which includes original or equivalent high-quality products for both cars and commercial vehicles, and which, thanks to the use of the most up-to-date technology, responds to the various demands of a range of vehicle types.
Thanks to the Marelli Ride Dynamics business line, dedicated specifically to shock absorbers, which has a strong global presence thanks to its 15 production plants, 8 research & development centres and 9 commercial offices, Magneti Marelli Parts & Services can count on many years of experience and on presence in four continents, and is therefore able to offer quality products and excellent technical and commercial service on a global level.
The shock absorbers offered by Magneti Marelli Parts & Services make up a full range that covers up to 99% of vehicles on the road in Europe, with applications for 58 car manufacturers.
The products in the shock absorber range guarantee notable vibration absorption in both the compression and extension phases, resulting in increased performance, noise reduction during operation and improved drive comfort.
Magneti Marelli Parts & Services products satisfy all the requirements related to performance and drive safety in all situations and on all types of road surface, and also guarantee comfort and excellent grip.
Gas and hydraulic shock absorbers
The range of shock absorbers includes both gas and hydraulic models in the following variations: twin tube, which offer excellent suspension performance, minimal friction thanks to the use of nitrogen, and limited cavitation; mono tube, which guarantee elevated absorption, reduced weight and rapid hydraulic valve response; and structural, which withstand vertical, braking and acceleration forces, contributing to vehicle safety and weight support.
Magneti Marelli Parts & Services for the most evolved forms of technology
The range of Magneti Marelli Parts & Services shock absorbers also covers the most advanced forms of technology, thanks to the application of cutting-edge systems that guarantee high performance and comfort. These include the HS (Hydraulic Stop) system, increasingly widespread in both the European and American markets, which, by absorbing the energy generated when moving over uneven road surfaces, holes or bumps in a much more progressive manner, is able to guarantee a safer and more comfortable drive in a range of conditions; the FSD (Frequency Sensible Damping) system, developed to independently improve handling and comfort, thus improving vehicle drivability without losing out on satisfactory comfort on uneven road surfaces; the SDC (Smart Damping Control) system, an electronically controlled shock absorber that allows real-time and continuous variation of shock absorption that adapts to driving conditions, always identifying the best configuration in terms of handling and comfort; and the Lifter system, specifically for sports vehicles characterised by extremely low ground clearance, which facilitates passage over bumps or ramps by lifting either one or both axles.
When to change shock absorbers
When clear irregularities are noted while driving, such as poor grip on bends, unusual vehicle and steering-wheel vibration, loss of grip, lower ground clearance, nose dipping while braking and longer stopping distances, it is necessary to carry out a general check-up of the suspension system to identify and - if necessary - substitute any worn or faulty parts. Generally, as part of a vehicle maintenance programme, shock absorbers should be checked every 20,000 km and substituted every 80,000 km.
Furthermore, for those looking for complete and lasting protection of their shock absorbers, Magneti Marelli Parts & Services offers a range of protection kits to guarantee the utmost durability and functionality of shock absorbers.
The spare-parts section of this website offers full details on the Magneti Marelli Parts & Services range of shock absorbers.