coil spring

coil spring
[1] A section of spring steel rod wound in a spiral pattern or shape. Widely used in both front and rear suspension systems. Like large metal bed springs, these coils cushion and absorb the shocks and bumps as the vehicle is driven. They are usually found near the front wheels, but some cars have them in the rear as well. Often the shock absorbers run up the center of the coil springs.
[2] A coiled metal spring used in a suspension fork. Generally considered to be plusher, but heavier, than air springs.

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