Dorman has released a line of magnetic shock absorbers as a direct replacement for original equipment.
The absorbers use a special fluid filled with tiny iron particles. When an electric charge is applied to a magnet built into the shock body, the fluid changes its viscosity, allowing for a change in ride and handling characteristics based on the immediate need. Sensors in the vehicle send signals to an on-board computer that can vary the amount of magnetic charged delivered to each shock every 1/1,000 of a second.
Dorman says its magnetic shocks restore safety, suspension performance and ride quality to original specifications.
They boast 100% new construction with no core charge or return, and are said to install just like any standard shock absorber with no set-up, programming, or adaptation to perform.