Struts and coilover shocks are different. A strut locates the wheel as well as providing dampening and support. A coilover shock just provides dampening and vehicle support. In our X's we have upper and lower control arms that locate our wheels.ahnyoungboi3 said:ok.... so i know a strut as being a "coilover set up. a shock as a damper and nothing but a damnper. the strut/coilover set up would hold a spring to hold the weight of a car. a shock would not support the car.