Bilstein Shocks

While not exactly a household name, Bilstein shocks are well known to automotive enthusiasts of all stripes all over the globe.  The Bilstein company has been around for over 100 years, but they didn't get into the automotive business until 1928 when they introduced Europe's first chrome plated car bumper.  The company actually started out back in 1873 making window hardware.  After an acquisition in the early 1930's Bilstein expanded their product offerings to the automotive market to include car jacks.


Bilstein Offroad racing coilover Ultra 4 Shock Package, bypass, air bumps
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Genuine Toyota TRD PRO Bilstein Shocks with Remote Reservoirs 2014-2016 Tundra
Genuine Toyota TRD PRO Bilstein Shocks with Remote Reservoirs 2014-2016 Tundra $2,799.00

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Mercedes W164 ML350 ML450 ML500 OEM BILSTEIN Front and Rear Shock Absorbers KIT
Mercedes W164 ML350 ML450 ML500 OEM BILSTEIN Front and Rear Shock Absorbers KIT $2,779.97

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Shock Absorber-Motorsports(Reservoir) Front BILSTEIN fits 07-11 Porsche 911
Shock Absorber-Motorsports(Reservoir) Front BILSTEIN fits 07-11 Porsche 911 $2,766.99

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BMW M5 E60 2006-2010 front + rear strut + shock set OEM Bilstein HD Damptronic
BMW M5 E60 2006-2010 front + rear strut + shock set OEM Bilstein HD Damptronic $2,495.00

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Bilstein 44-102265 Air Spring With Twintube Shock Absorber Auto Parts
Bilstein 44-102265 Air Spring With Twintube Shock Absorber Auto Parts $2,213.41

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Bilstein 44-156268 Air Spring With Twintube Shock Absorber Auto Parts
Bilstein 44-156268 Air Spring With Twintube Shock Absorber Auto Parts $2,200.27

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Mercedes W164 ML63 AMG Set of Front Left and Right Shock Absorber 1643205213
Mercedes W164 ML63 AMG Set of Front Left and Right Shock Absorber 1643205213 $2,049.94

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Bilstein 44-051518 Air Spring With Twintube Shock Absorber Auto Parts
Bilstein 44-051518 Air Spring With Twintube Shock Absorber Auto Parts $1,962.68

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Ferrari 550 Rear Shock Absorber. Bilstein. (NEW) Part# 181710
Ferrari 550 Rear Shock Absorber. Bilstein. (NEW) Part# 181710 $1,800.00

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Toyota TRD PRO Bilstein Shocks with TRD-tuned Front Springs 2015-2016 4Runner
Toyota TRD PRO Bilstein Shocks with TRD-tuned Front Springs 2015-2016 4Runner $1,799.00

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Toyota TRD PRO Bilstein Shocks with TRD-tuned Front Springs 2011-2015 Tacoma
Toyota TRD PRO Bilstein Shocks with TRD-tuned Front Springs 2011-2015 Tacoma $1,799.00

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Porsche 911 996 Turbo Carrera 4 4S 01-05 Bilstein HD shock strut set front rear
Porsche 911 996 Turbo Carrera 4 4S 01-05 Bilstein HD shock strut set front rear $1,695.00

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Mercedes w211 w219 e55amg e63amg cls63amg 2 x Air Shock Absorber New Oem
Mercedes w211 w219 e55amg e63amg  cls63amg 2 x Air Shock Absorber New Oem $1,666.49

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Mercedes w220 Shock Absorber Rear Hydropneumatic (x2) gas air spring strut
Mercedes w220 Shock Absorber Rear Hydropneumatic (x2) gas air spring strut $1,590.00

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BILSTEIN 4600 Struts & Shocks Set-11-14 PORSCHE CAYENNE w/Coil Spring Suspension
BILSTEIN 4600 Struts & Shocks Set-11-14 PORSCHE CAYENNE w/Coil Spring Suspension $1,525.95

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BILSTEIN 24-029032 REAR 4600 SERIES SHOCK KIT 99-06 SILVERADO/SIERRA 1500 2WD
BILSTEIN 24-029032 REAR 4600 SERIES SHOCK KIT 99-06 SILVERADO/SIERRA 1500 2WD $1,512.00

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New V and B code springs and Bilstein shocks for Ford F250 or Excursion 4X4
New V and B code springs and Bilstein shocks for Ford F250 or Excursion 4X4 $1,500.00

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Porsche 911 993 993TT Bilstein Struts Shocks Front + Rear w/ H&R Springs
Porsche 911 993 993TT Bilstein Struts Shocks  Front + Rear w/ H&R Springs $1,499.88

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Porsche 981 Boxster Cayman FRONT Strut Shock set 981 343 045 04 electronic 13-15
Porsche 981 Boxster Cayman FRONT Strut Shock set 981 343 045 04 electronic 13-15 $1,460.00

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It wasn't until 1954 that they got into the shock absorber business with their revolutionary monotube gas pressure shock absorber design.   Perfecting that design was an ongoing process, with the company patenting many of their innovations.  Their efforts bore fruit in 1958 when Mercedes Benz decided to make Blistein schocks standard original equipment on all Mercedes vehicles.  In later years, many General Motors models also offered Bilstein shocks as optional original equipment.  In a brilliant marketing move, Blistein pushed their products into the world of race car driving, a great arena to demonstrate their superior performance capabilities.

Today Bilstein offers a full line of gas pressure shocks for every automotive need, from passenger cars, to Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV's), to Recreational Vehicles (RV's), to off road and All Terrain Vehicles (ATV's), to Pickup trucks, and even to old fashioned "hot rods" and street machines.

Both Bilstein and many online shock dealers have "product finder" wizards that will tell you what Bilstein shocks will work with your vehicle.  For example,  enter Ford, 2002 and you'll find you can get a pair of Bilstein heavy duty shocks for a Crown Victoria for about $165 a pair.  If that sounds pricey, search the Internet and check the reviews of Bilstein shocks.

They get high marks everywhere, especially in the Automotive discussion forums frequented by car experts and avid do it yourselfers.  To get a feel for just how good these shocks are, take a look at what Recreationsl Vehicle owners have to say about them.  RV's are notorious for their tendency to sway back and forth at higher speeds and in windy conditions.   Bilstein has introduced a computer controlled monitoring system that reacts to these kinds of changing conditions.   Many reviewers claim they completely eliminate side to side sway.  These shocks even have a dash mounting switching system, allowing the driver to control the firmness of the ride.  Even though there are expensive, if you're one who believes you get what you pay for, Bilstein shocks are definitely worth a look.