What to Look for When Shopping for Bilstein Shocks

Bilstein Shocks has been around for a really long time- over 125 years, which is longer than the car has been around. This right here tells you this is a quality company that knows how to make products that stand the test of time, and they must know a little bit about innovation as well.

How is that possible to have a car shocks manufacturer that’s been around longer than cars have? Because the founder of Bilstein first made metal window fittings. You see, in the aftermarket auto parts industry, it’s all about engineering and design. Whether it’s metal window fittings or a suspension system for your tuner car, it all starts with innovative design and expert engineering.

And that’s what Bilstein Shocks are all about. They put gigantic effort into research and development of their products, which include the following:

  • Shocks/struts
  • Performance shock absorbers
  • Performance suspension kits
  • Electronic suspension systems

Bilstein prides itself on producing aftermarket suspension systems that optimize the driving experience like no other brand. They also claim their suspension systems enhance driver safety as a result of the fine tuning that is possible once you install their products. Suspension technology is their game, and they put every ounce of energy into making some of the best systems in the world. All their products are made in Germany.

Bilstein Shocks produces performance systems for:

  • Motorhomes
  • Heavy trucks
  • Street rods
  • Muscle cars
  • Off road vehicles
  • Trucks
  • Motorsports vehicles
  • Lifted trucks

Bilstein Shocks also specializes in making aftermarket suspension systems for the following car brands:

  • Mercedes-Benze
  • BMW
  • Porsche
  • Jaguar
  • Lotus
  • Audi
  • Bugatti
  • Ferrari

Gas Pressure Technology

Bilstein Shocks actually developed new technology that’s used in aftermarket suspension systems. Their Gas Pressure Technology is used in standard automotive construction now, and is considered a standard. Basically the idea is to keep up the pressure on the oil that’s inside each shock absorber. When the pressure remains high, the oil cannot foam up. When the oil foams up, your suspension does not perform at peak levels. Your car will lose full damping power.

What makes the oil foam up? Changes in temperature due to increased loads. Therfore, Bilstein Shocks will allow you to run you vehicle harder, without sacrificing performance.

Mono/Twin Tube Technology

Bilstein Shocks produces the best Mono/Twin Tube Technology, which is a descendent of the original mono-tub gas pressure shock absorbers. In fact, the first of these in the world were produced by Bilstein Shocks.

These shocks are so good, they’re what’s used in Motor Sports vehicles. The technology behind Bilstein Shocks’ Twin Tube Technology is also what’s used in most vehicles in the world today. How’s that for being leader of the pack? Their shocks are OEM quality, which means “original equipment”. That tells us that their shocks are held to very high safety, quality and performance standards. In other words, they are the very best.

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