Bilstein versus KONI Shocks

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.



Wednesday, June 8, 2016 by Gordon Cooper

Please elaborate on overall subjective differences between similar price point Bilstein and Koni shocks/struts. Does one brand tend to be stiffer? Does one brand tend to provide a tighter ride?

You mention Koni's have adjustable rebound, but what about compression (bump) rates? Isn't bump more important than rebound?

Where can I compare Bilstein and Koni rate specs?
Friday, June 10, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Gordon, Application will be important in answering this question as some models for each company may or may not be available. What year, make and model vehicle will the dampers be for?
Monday, April 2, 2018 by James Schnurman

2005 Jeep grand cherokee. Limited, trail rated, toe package. Bilstein vs Koni . I need new shocks. No off trail use. Long - highway trips
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

James Schnurman, at the moment, only Bilstein is available for your Grand Cherokee and the 5100 series would be recommended unless you are ever planning on lifting it.
Friday, April 27, 2018 by Kwok-Ho Lam

Then how about in my case. I love progressive springs, so I would like to combine them with Eibach Springs. But which of them offers better comfort or which of them more responsiveness in this combination?

I like to put them under my car which is an Alfa Romeo 159 Sportswagon 2.4 JTDM (the heavy type :))
Friday, May 4, 2018 by Tire Rack Team

Kwok-Ho Lam, unfortunately, we do not have any specs on your car here in the U.S. to tell you what is available. If Eibach has a set for your vehicle the prokit line would be the best combination of ride and sportiness.

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