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.


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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Shock Absorber Front BILSTEIN 33124254 fits 07-11 Porsche 911
Shock Absorber Front BILSTEIN 33124254 fits 07-11 Porsche 911 $2,763.99

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Mercedes w164 ML (+214 +489) Shock Absorber Front OEM (x2 struts) damper
Mercedes w164 ML (+214 +489) Shock Absorber Front OEM (x2 struts) damper $2,149.90

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Bilstein Brand Front Shock for Jaguar XK8 XKR
Bilstein Brand  Front Shock for  Jaguar XK8 XKR $2,125.95

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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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Mercedes w211 w219 e63amg e55amg cls63amg 2 x Air Shock Absorber New Oem
Mercedes w211 w219 e63amg e55amg cls63amg 2 x Air Shock Absorber New Oem $1,675.85

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

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Suspension Air Spring-Air Spring with Twintube Shock Absorber Front fits S600
Suspension Air Spring-Air Spring with Twintube Shock Absorber Front fits S600 $1,580.99

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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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Suspension Air Spring-Air Spring with Monotube Shock Absorber Front fits ML350
Suspension Air Spring-Air Spring with Monotube Shock Absorber Front fits ML350 $1,459.99

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Suspension Air Spring-Air Spring with Monotube Shock Absorber Front fits XJ8
Suspension Air Spring-Air Spring with Monotube Shock Absorber Front fits XJ8 $1,447.99

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Mercedes w164 Shock Absorber Front L+R (x2) OEM Hydropneumatic Spring Leg strut
Mercedes w164 Shock Absorber Front L+R (x2) OEM Hydropneumatic Spring Leg strut $1,374.90

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Porsche 911 930 Factory RSR Racing Front Green Bilstein Struts Shocks Coilover
Porsche 911 930 Factory RSR Racing Front Green Bilstein Struts Shocks Coilover $1,399.88

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2000-2003 Audi TT PSS9 Shocks Kit - Bilstein
2000-2003 Audi TT PSS9 Shocks Kit - Bilstein $1,341.90

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Suspension Air Spring-Air Spring with Monotube Shock Absorber Front fits R350
Suspension Air Spring-Air Spring with Monotube Shock Absorber Front fits R350 $1,383.99

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BILSTEIN B14 SUSPENSION SET,FRONT & REAR SHOCKS & SPRINGS,01-10 PT CRUISER
BILSTEIN B14 SUSPENSION SET,FRONT & REAR SHOCKS & SPRINGS,01-10 PT CRUISER $1,299.99

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Suspension Air Spring-Air Spring with Monotube Shock Absorber Rear fits XJ8
Suspension Air Spring-Air Spring with Monotube Shock Absorber Rear fits XJ8 $1,316.99

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Shock Absorber Bilstein fits 2007-2010 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
Shock Absorber Bilstein fits 2007-2010 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG $1,280.16

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PAIR NEW GENUINE OEM FRONT AIRMATIC AIR SUSPENSION SHOCKS MERCEDES W164 GL-CLASS
PAIR NEW GENUINE OEM FRONT AIRMATIC AIR SUSPENSION SHOCKS MERCEDES W164 GL-CLASS $1,279.95

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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.