Coilovers are like that though. A shock mated to a spring.Eric F said:From what I understand, if a shock doesn't have a spring around it, it's a shock. If it's inside of a coil spring, it's a Macpherson strut.
I'm not 100% sure on that though. I know that a MacPherson strut setup is where the strut is inside of the spring between the control arms.