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Old 12-10-2017, 07:33 AM
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Wink Adjustable Shocks

Probably the most innovative idea since 4 wheel independent suspension or struts. Not aware if Buick has this option but wouldn't be surprised. GM has the ride control shock option available for Cadillac, Camaro and Corvettes. Ride is adjustable using a dash control, has been around for awhile now.

There's floating magnetic attraction particles which when magnetized can control the firmness of the ride. Ford also has caught up finally. As my car ('13 Boss 302, have Buick also) has adjustable shocks with 3 modes, low medium and hard (sport) but each shock has to be set manually (easy to get to), not the same as the GM version 5-6 years back.The only advantage is the settings can be different from front and rear. Seems to be an asset for drag racing and weight transfer. Lower setting on rear would shift weight of car with momentum and apply more pressure to rear tires for traction. I think of the car body as a floating lever/fulcrum pressing down on rear wheels. See if I can find official (I'm just winging it) article someplace, be right back...... For Cadillac and Corvette Fans: Exploring the History of GM's Magnetic Ride Control This really gets into it. Note: Wikipedia is asking for donations, it redirects so just hit X at top of page and will go to history.

Well wait a minute, this is very similiar to LCD operation (Liquid Crystal Display). Meaning watches, clocks, dash instrumentation etc. Magnetic particles are suspended in a fluid medium and are magnetized to form the letters or numbers which are more black or dark green of coarse. I see similarities here, that technology was around decades before somebody thought of trying it with shock absorbers, hmm.

Last edited by Rich B.; 12-27-2017 at 04:22 AM. Reason: To clarify better, a few sentence changes. Not paying attention again.
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