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i know it sounds stupid but i just got my 91 na and im wondering if all fours are struts...... or shocks in the front and struts in the rear?
 

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shocks and struts are the same thing.....some people say struts and others say shocks.....but it is all the same.
 

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Struts, in my experience, is short for MacPherson Struts, which is a particular kind of suspension. A strut is a shock absorber (misnamed, too; should be damper), but a shock is not necessarily a strut. I call them shocks on the Supra because they're not anything more.

All Supras have double-A arm suspension on all four corners. On first glance, it may look like they have MacPherson Struts, but they don't. It just happens that Toyota chose to put the spring on the shock. It's a very good way of doing it, since the spring and damper are tied together closely.

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Yeppers, struts are on most FWD nowadays. If the shock turns with the wheels, then it's a strut. Otherwise, in our case - factory coilovers. :D:D
 

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yeah strut is short for MacPherson Struts, there is a difference. although if you are ordering parts, saying strut or shock (even Dampener) won't matter, the parts guy should know what your taking about.
 
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