Flex Trax Cold Temps Application
Hydraulic Shocks / Struts
Not only do Flex Trax become harder with reduced temperatures, but also your tires and suspension.Our technology was created with a proprietary blend of BASF Urethane materials. Said materials are designed to become harder and assist with biting into the snow / ice with direct contact of these conditions, as well as become softer with dry pavement use for a smoother ride when compared to metal tire chains.
Why do I get a Bumpy Ride?
Bumpy ride, and "hard handing" is probably attributed to your suspension being hydraulic shocks / struts, and typically In these scenarios, these vehicles do not have sufficient weight to quickly and thoroughly compress the suspension, due to the oil in the shocks becoming thick and viscous in colder temps.Just as oil, syrup, peanut butter etc...(just about anything thicker than water) is resistant to flow and when it gets colder the fluid in your shocks moves slower. Although you should get a better ride as you drive due to increased frictional heat of the components.
Hydraulic Oil Thickens
Hydraulic Shocks and struts work by flowing oil through metered orifices. The colder temps simply thicken the oil and slow the flow.
Struts don't "freeze", but will get very sluggish when colder and unfortunately, that translates into a rougher ride.
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