Shocks, struts and springs operate in conjunction with each other.
The condition of one corner of the suspension affects all the corners of the vehicle when the driving straight or cornering. At higher speeds and cornering forces, the inability to control the movement of the suspension and body in one corner can change the contact patch (to the road) or all the corners.
What does that mean for drivers? Well, during a panic situation, an unbalanced suspension with worn ride control can alter the contact patch to the point where the vehicle oversteers, understeers or can’t stop.
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