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Damping ControlBelieve it or not, your shocks play a big role in providing traction when climbing, descending, or even running off-camber. If your Jeep is bouncing or if the axle starts hopping, it's the shocks that absorb that energy and prevent it from being transferred to the tires. The goal is to keep the tires planted as smoothly and flat into the terrain as possible. A good shock absorber that does its job and prevents vehicle bouncing goes a long way to increasing the tire's ability to keep a hold on the terrain.