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Bilstein 26-218496 | B6 Performance (DampTronic) | Shock Absorber

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Bilstein B6 Performance (DampTronic) dampers are a performance upgrade to OE dampers designed to be paired with OE factory springs. All of the active features of the factory electronic suspension, along with the factory controls, will be retained with the installation of these dampers. Each damper is rigorously tested for quality that meets or exceeds OE standards and features application specific valve settings with a monotube design to bring out the best handling performance of a vehicle.

Product Specs for Bilstein 26-218496

  • Instructions:Installation Instructions
  • SeriesB6 Performance (DampTronic)
  • Warranty:Bilstein Warranty
  • UPC: 651860702902
  • MPN: 26-218496
  • Boot Included: No
  • California Proposition 65: WARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
  • Chassis Code: 991
  • Finish: Clear Anodized
  • Internal Design: Monotube
  • Lower Mount Type: Clevis
  • Series: B6 Performance (DampTronic)
  • Upper Mount Type: Stem
  • Part Interchange:
    • Porsche: 991 333 053 04; 991 333 053 06; 991 333 053 22; 991 333 053 08; 991 333 053 19; 991 333 053 21; 991 333 053 09; 991 333 053 10; 991 333 053 04; 991 333 053 06; 991 333 053 22; 991 333 053 08; 991 333 053 19; 991 333 053 21; 991 333 053 09; 991 333 053 10
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Bilstein 26-218496 Details

Bilstein B6 - Performance DampTronic

Bilstein B6 Performance DampTronic shock absorbers and struts are a performance upgrade to factory stock dampers. Unlike other brands, these retain all the features of the factory electronic suspension, along with the factory controls. The quality meets or exceeds OE standards and features application specific valve settings with a monotube design to bring out the best handling performance of your vehicle. They provide improved safety and handling performance in a package compatible with factory electronic damping control.

Features & Benefits:
  • Direct fit, no modification required.
  • Bilstein gas pressure technology.
  • Maintains the active factory system.
  • Enhanced quality and comfort.
  • Improvement in safety and performance without additional spring changes (standard springs can be used).
  • Ability to switch rapidly from comfortable, everyday mode to sporty setting.

Vehicle Application Guide for Bilstein 26-218496

The 26-218496 Bilstein 26-218496 | B6 Performance (DampTronic) | Shock Absorber is engineered to work with specific vehicles displayed below. Can't find your vehicle, or need assistance, please give us a call at 1-800-358-4751 or 1-989-755-0561. Browse the category Bilstein B6 Shocks Bilstein HD Shocks For Trucks , Bilstein Shocks , to view all vehicle makes and models.

YearMakeModelVehicle OptionInstallation Notes
2012 Porsche 911 Carrera
Position: Rear
Manufacturer Body Code: 991
With Electronic Suspension (PASM)
2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S
Position: Rear
2013 Porsche 911 Carrera
Position: Rear
With Electronic Suspension (PASM)
2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4
Position: Rear
With Electronic Suspension (PASM)
2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
Position: Rear
2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S
Position: Rear
2014 Porsche 911 Carrera
Position: Rear
With Electronic Suspension (PASM)
2014 Porsche 911 Carrera 4
Position: Rear
With Electronic Suspension (PASM)
2014 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
Position: Rear
2014 Porsche 911 Turbo
Position: Rear
2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S
Position: Rear
2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition
Position: Rear
2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S
Position: Rear
2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4
Position: Rear
With Electronic Suspension (PASM)
2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4S
Position: Rear
2015 Porsche 911 Carrera
Position: Rear
With Electronic Suspension (PASM)
2015 Porsche 911 Carrera 4
Position: Rear
With Electronic Suspension (PASM)
2015 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
Position: Rear
2015 Porsche 911 Turbo
Position: Rear
2015 Porsche 911 Carrera S
Position: Rear
2015 Porsche 911 Turbo S
Position: Rear
2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4
Position: Rear
With Electronic Suspension (PASM)
2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S
Position: Rear
2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS
Position: Rear
2015 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS
Position: Rear
2016 Porsche 911 Carrera
Position: Rear
With Electronic Suspension (PASM)
2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4
Position: Rear
With Electronic Suspension (PASM)
2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
Position: Rear
2016 Porsche 911 Turbo
Position: Rear
2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S
Position: Rear
2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S
Position: Rear
2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4
Position: Rear
With Electronic Suspension (PASM)
2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4S
Position: Rear
2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS
Position: Rear
2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS
Position: Rear
2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS
Position: Rear
2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition
Position: Rear
With Electronic Suspension (PASM)
2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Black Edition
Position: Rear
With Electronic Suspension (PASM)
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera
Position: Rear
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4
Position: Rear
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
Position: Rear
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo
Position: Rear
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S
Position: Rear
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S
Position: Rear
2017 Porsche 911 Targa 4
Position: Rear
2017 Porsche 911 Targa 4S
Position: Rear
2018 Porsche 911 Carrera
Position: Rear
2018 Porsche 911 Carrera 4
Position: Rear
2018 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
Position: Rear
2018 Porsche 911 Turbo
Position: Rear
2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S
Position: Rear
2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S
Position: Rear
2018 Porsche 911 Targa 4
Position: Rear
2018 Porsche 911 Targa 4S
Position: Rear
2018 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS
Position: Rear
2018 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS
Position: Rear
2018 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS
Position: Rear
2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T
Position: Rear
2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series
Position: Rear
2019 Porsche 911 Carrera
Position: Rear
2019 Porsche 911 Carrera 4
Position: Rear
2019 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
Position: Rear
2019 Porsche 911 Turbo
Position: Rear
2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S
Position: Rear
2019 Porsche 911 Turbo S
Position: Rear
2019 Porsche 911 Targa 4
Position: Rear
2019 Porsche 911 Targa 4S
Position: Rear
2019 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS
Position: Rear
2019 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS
Position: Rear
2019 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS
Position: Rear
2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T
Position: Rear

Customer Q&A - Bilstein 26-218496


Proven design technology, a superior manufacturing process and a commitment to quality control characterize the Bilstein shock absorber production process. At Bilstein over 40% of the production personnel are involved with quality control to maintain their industry-leading level of shock absorber efficiency and long life performance.

In this pursuit of excellence, Bilstein has received worldwide acclaim for quality shock absorbers that have set new industry standards. Setting high standards has always been a top priority with Bilstein and a consistent set of parameters and performance guidelines go into the development of each Bilstein shock application.

For more information on Bilstein shock absorbers and struts, or call us at 1-800-358-4751.

Bilstein Warranty

If a shock/strut malfunctions and BILSTEIN determines it to be defective, Bilstein will either replace it or repair it, depending on the term of the warranty based on the assembly's model type.


2 Year Limited Warranty - On B4 OE Replacement (Air) / Steering Racks.

Lifetime Limited Warranty - On gas pressure shock absorbers and struts for as long as you, the original purchaser, own your car. This covers B4 OE Replacement, B6 and B6 Performance, B8 Performance Plus, B12 Series, B14, B16, B6 4600, B8 5100, B8 5100 (Ride Height Adjustable), B8 5112, and B8 6112.

90 Day Limited Warranty - On B8 5125, B8 5150, B8 5160, B8 5165, M 7100 Series, B8 8125, M 9100 Series, M 9300 Series, BILSTEIN Club sport series.

What the warranty does not cover

Original equipment shock absorbers: if your vehicle was equipped with BILSTEIN from the factory (original equipment) warranty claims must be directed to the vehicle manufacturer.*

Improper installation, racing, driving competition or off-road use, modified use or applications other than Bilstein recommended vehicles, commercial vehicles, bent or broken rods showing abuse or abnormal wear, surface finish, boot or mounting hardware, rubber bushings are not covered.

Labor charges are not covered by any of the foregoing limited warranties.

You can view the full details of Bilstein’s warranty here.


How to get service

If a Bilstein product fails as a result of a manufacturer defect, contact us at Michigan Truck Spring for support. You can contact us by phone at 1-800-358-4751 or by using our contact form.

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