Here’s a question that Tom and Ray might have loved. Maybe it’s a guy thing.
A lot of the speed bumps in our town are segmented … they don’t go all the way across the road, but leave a gap so that one side of the car (usually the passenger side) hits the bumps while the other doesn’t. While riding in a car with a friend of mine, I noticed that he would always aim it so that the driver’s side would go through the gap. He claimed that this extended the life of the shock absorbers, because half the car wouldn’t “feel the bump.”
I got to thinking that this might be BOGUS, because it would transfer all the shock of the car to the shock absorbers on the passenger side, causing them to wear out faster. And since you always replace shocks in pairs, you end up changing the shocks more frequently rather than less frequently.