Good shocks are crucial to every aspect of vehicle operations, but they are particularly vital for off-road driving. While some vehicles come with good quality shocks from the factory, most OEM shocks are designed to be two things: 1) smooth on the highway and 2) cheap.
Simply stated, your average OEM shocks are not remotely comparable to quality aftermarket shocks. This post will talk about why.
1. Improved Stopping
A lot of people don't realize that shocks are one of the most vital components on your vehicle when it comes to stopping quickly. While brake pads and rotors do the actual stopping, shocks help prevent weight transfer.