Bilstein versus KONI Shocks

Friday, May 25, 2012 by Gary Stanley

As many sports cars have been coming out of storage and back into their summer wheel and tire set-ups, I've been getting a lot of inquiries about replacement performance shocks. Shocks play a vital role in a vehicle's handling characteristics. Replacing worn shocks with a new set of performance shocks not only will increase handling, but also improve the responsiveness and shorten braking distances.

Looking at the options offered by KONI and Bilstein is a good place to start your search. With lifetime warranties offered and decades of producing durable and rugged shocks, you'll be very excited with the performance they bring your vehicle.

While both brands produce great products, KONI's shocks have the added benefit of a product that's adjustable for rebound. Stiffer settings mean more responsive handling, while softer settings give a smoother and more comfortable ride. This allows the enthusiast to tune the shock to their personal preference in regards to this compromise.

And if new tires are also needed, take a look at all our special offers available.

If you're looking to buy shock absorbers online, be sure to shop by vehicle.

 

Tire Rack: Your one-stop online wheel shop!

Friday, November 6, 2009 by Tire Rack Team
Like clothes and computers, you can buy wheels online. And at Tire Rack, we do our best to be your top choice for an online wheel shop. Our shopping tools are designed to enhance your buying process, giving you expert fitment and performance advice at every opportunity. And that's all available to you because we've spent years training on and testing the various products we sell—from brake pads and wheels, to winter tires and shock absorbers.

Our extensive collection of wheels features a number of high-quality brands that are available exclusively at Tire Rack:

Kazera
Kosei
moda
MSW
O.Z. Racing
Rial
Sport Edition
Sport Muscle
Sport Tuning
TRMotorsports
Zinik

See our complete collection including American Racing, Breyton, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Enkei Performance Series and more.

Search by vehicle and enter our Upgrade Garage, which will show you all of the products—including wheels (right on your vehicle, on the screen)—that we have for your vehicle.

You CAN find shock absorbers online!

Monday, November 2, 2009 by Tire Rack Team
At Tire Rack, we'll do our best to end your exhaustive search for shock absorbers online. We've developed our inventory by compiling some of the industry's best suspension products.

Search our stock by vehicle. It's easy! We'll generate a list of suitable suspension products, like shock absorbers, springs and strut boots—all of which are ready to ship from one of our distribution centers.

You can also search by brand:
Bilstein
Eibach
H&R
Hotchkis
KONI
KYB

Regardless, you'll find the information you need to make an educated purchase. If not, contact us. Our team of performance specialists would be happy to help you find shock absorbers.

Let's Review: Shock Absorbers, Tires and More

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 by Tire Rack Team
At Tire Rack—we love a good review. Even if it's bad. Our consumer survey results give you great product information. From shock absorber reviews to snow tire ratings, every comment our previous customers provide helps you, in turn, make an educated purchase. And it also helps us determine which products are right for you, too.

Search by vehicle. We'll recommend a few solid shock absorbers, affordable tires, brake components, even Wheels and Tire Packages. Then you can read the reviews. Here's an example:

"I'm a pretty aggressive driver. I've gone through several suspension setups and overall I am very satisfied with the sportline springs. I paired these up with some KONI yellow sport shocks and it's amazing."

Not convinced by your peers? We've done some pretty extensive tire and suspension testing at Tire Rack. We go the extra mile on our test track—literally—to review the products we sell.

And if you still have questions, contact our sales specialists. They're ready and willing to help you compare performance tires or find the right shock absorbers online or over the phone.

Once you do, don't forget to write suspension and/or tire reviews!

Shock Absorbers: Buying Made Easy

Friday, September 18, 2009 by Tire Rack Team
It's true, some find it hard. And that's understandable, given the amount of suspension products on the market. If one isn't familiar with suspension systems, and shocks are a pretty valuable part of them, it could complicate the decision-making process.

At Tire Rack, we appreciate the learning curve. We do our homework, testing products and compiling articles to help you along the way. So when it comes to shock absorbers, we like to start at the very beginning with basic suspension terminology. And that leads to more in-depth thoughts on lowering and controlling bounce.

All of this, combined with vehicle-specific recommendations and consumer reviews, makes it easier to buy shock absorbers online. We'll even help you find an installer.

And if you've still got questions, we'll work with you to find the answers.
All you have to do is contact us.