Bilstein Automotive Shocks - Overview
When the designers at Bugatti wanted the most technologically advanced and sophisticated damping system for their 253 mph road legal Veyron super car, they turned to the engineers at Bilstein.
But the engineering doesn’t stop at just the super cars. Everything Bilstein learns from the most exotic vehicles in the world goes into the full selection of Bilstein products available for your car.
The Bilstein line includes premium original equipment replacement shocks and struts, PSS ride height adjustable systems, PSS9/PSS10 manual adjustable damping and ride height systems and the new electronic adjustable damping Bilstein ridecontrol systems. Whatever level of performance you’re seeking, Bilstein has it.:
- Unbelievable Control
- Precise Handling
- Incredible Comfort
- Durable Performance
Getting the Ride that is Right for You - Shock Valving
Bilstein mono-tube gas pressure shock absorbers are available in a wide variety of sizes and stiffness settings, depending upon the vehicle type and use. All Bilstein shocks absorbers instantaneously self-adjust to changing road surfaces; in addition, their performance does not gradually decline from age, use or heat, requiring no compensating manual adjustments as with conventional multi-tube shocks. Shock stiffness settings are divided into the following categories.
Comfort (C) - B4
For the driver who wants maximum ride comfort, with the virtual elimination of "bottoming out" and vehicle sway. These shocks generally maintain and, in many cases, enhance a vehicle’s original ride qualities while increasing road-handling and overall stability.
Heavy Duty Valving (HD) - B6
For most vehicles including full-size sedans, SUVs and trucks. These shocks provide improved handling and stability without sacrificing ride comfort. They offer super damping ability that makes them ideal for heavy hauling or occasional off-road use, while maintaining and exceptional "street" ride.
Sport Valving (S) - B8
For the perfomance-minded driver, Bilstein Sport shocks deliver absolute mastery of the road surface. Designed to push a car's suspension to its performance peak, these shocks are well suited for use with special springs, anti-sway bars, or other suspension upgrades.
Touring Class (TC) - Twin Tube Shocks
Bilstein Touring Class original equipment replacement twin tube gas pressure shocks and struts feature the same German engineering and quality as the world famous Bilstein Monotube Gas Pressure Shocks in a competitively priced twin-tube design.