Bilstein Shocks: What Shocks are Right for Me?

A very common question when it comes to shocks that I get is, "What is the biggest difference between all the shocks?" or "Why are the Bilstein so much more money over the other shocks?" or even " Are they really that much better then KYB or KONI?"

Well here is the answer to that.

There is a reason the Bilstein's do cost more, and there is a performance difference between all of the shocks. Bilstein shocks carry a lifetime warranty unlike KYB or KONI. Bilstein shocks and struts will last 4 times longer then the Orginal Equipment shocks and struts. They are also designed to improve the ride, handling and control of your vehicle. Bilstien is able to do this due to the quality of the shocks material and the specially designed valving system that Bilstien has designed. Bilstein has been in busniess longer then I can remember and for years manufactures have been trying to copy what they do, and have not been able to come close. This is because of Bilstein's extensive research and the quality of material used to build there shocks and struts. By using top notch quality material when building there shocks and struts, is the main reason you end up with a product that works so well and is able to carry a lifetime warranty.  
In my opinion, the Bilstein Shocks are well worth the money and will dramatically improve the comfort and ride quality of your vehicle. If you are looking for a way to improve the ride quality and performance of your vehicle, Bilstein is the way to go. Don't settle for second best when you can have the best built shock in the business.

For more information on how to purchase Bilstein shocks and struts for your vehicle visit Tire Rack.


Thursday, March 3, 2011 by Nate Shuff

I'm trying to decide on whether to purchase Bilstein replacements for my OEM shocks or go the coilover route. I put on Eibach Sport springs (1" drop) a couple of years ago and it appears that my 2008 350Z is 'bottoming out' from time to time. I drive semi-aggressively on the street and perform NO track runs. What do you recommend and why?
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 by Jaron

Please advise the cost of shipping 4 x 225/40/18 Kuhmo's to Perth Western Aus 6065.

Thursday, December 15, 2011 by Tire Rack Team

Jaron, please email your complete address, phone number and the products you're interested in purchasing to to obtain a quote.
Saturday, June 16, 2012 by sandy

im wondering if i can get a high performace replacement bilstein shocks for my 2008 2500 seirra HD i have a six inch fabtect lift allready but the shocks got week fast the bushings are getting wore and i was wondering if you gyes could tell me if you could match shocks to that type of lift ?
Monday, June 18, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack

For that size lift, you would need lenghtened shocks to match. Although certain companies may make them, that is not something that Tire Rack stocks.

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