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Essex Distributors - Bilstein Car & Truck Shocks, Suspension & Shock Absorbers

Welcome to Essex Distributors Online. Canada's #1 distributor of Bilstein Gas Pressure Car Shock Absorbers since 1986 to both Retail Customers and Wholesalers across Canada. All you need to do is select your application above to purchase the perfect Bilstein shock absorbers for your vehicle online today!

If you have any questions regarding your order, please contact our Sales department at 1-800-663-7739.

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Don't forget all orders ship FREE anywhere in Canada! (Rates are subject to change due to remote locations ) We pride ourselves in customer service, so if there is anything we can do to make your online or in-store purchase more efficient, please contact us.

If you are local, you may visit our retail outlet direct at Unit 325-5930 No. 6 Road in Richmond BC, Canada.

Driving a vehicle equipped with Bilstein Gas Pressure Shock Absorbers is an exhilarating experience. There is, quite literally, nothing like it. Unbelievable control and stability. Precise handling, ultimate performance, and incredible comfort.

**** If you do not see your application listed or a Lower advertised price (In Canadian Dollars) please email us @ info@essexdistributors.com ****

***(Rates are subject to change due to remote locations )***

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Essex Distributors is an authorized dealer of all Bilstein products since 1990, so your new product will include the full factory warranty. We have a large warehouse stocked in Vancouver BC and most orders ship Express so you can have it in 2-3 days. What more? We are proudly Canadian and you WILL NOT pay any Custom, Duties or Brokerage fees!

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Latest Bilstein Suspension News

BILSTEIN B4 Air Suspension :: October 13th, 2017

100% New Manufactured — Know the Difference!

Learn how the quality of BILSTEIN 100% new-manufactured B4 Air suspension modules differ from other products available on the independent repair shop market.

High-quality BILSTEIN B4 Air suspension modules are engineered and manufactured to uncompromising OEM standards. These new-manufactured components have only been available for a few years, offering a superior solution to a market flooded with reduced-functionality spare parts and poor quality remanufactured parts. BILSTEIN B4 air suspension modules are the only aftermarket solution that provides full functionality for all active and passive systems – delivering the same perfect driving experience and ride quality as when the car rolled off the lot.

Active air suspension modules such as the BILSTEIN B4 Air empower the driver with the option to switch between different driving modes. In extreme situations, for example an evasive maneuver to avoid a collision, the system automatically switches the ride characteristics to a more responsive and safe setting. After the maneuver, the system returns to the pre-selected driving mode. Retaining this functionality is paramount to a perfect driving experience – something only BILSTEIN can assure.

BILSTEIN B4 Air suspension includes 100% brand new components:

– NEW air spring
– NEW gas-pressure shock absorber
– NEW electromagnetic control valve
– NEW seals, sensors and electrical

What is remanufacturing?

For many vehicle components, remanufacturing (the reworking of old parts) is a reasonable and cost-saving alternative to new parts. This only applies if all the individual wear components are replaced. With air suspension modules, all components are subjected to wear:

Air bags wear due to contraction, extension, pressure and temperature.
Gas-pressure shock absorbers wear due to continuous movement and high mileage.
Electromagnetic control valves and seals wear due to continuous oil flow.
In remanufactured products, only the air spring is replaced, all other parts are reused. This means you have no way of determining how high the mileage of the donor shock absorber was run. With used donor shock absorbers potentially coming from different vehicles, it is possible that the damping force at the individual wheels will differ significantly.



You paid for adaptive suspension features, maintain that functionality.

With competitor products, the electromagnetic control valve is replaced with a resistor to deceive the OE electronic controls – defeating the functionality of multiple driving modes. The air suspension system becomes limited to one driving mode – a compromised solution. By installing a seemingly cheaper part, you remove functionality of your customer’s suspension and risk reducing driver safety.

In contrast to OEM or BILSTEIN B4 air suspension modules, remanufactured air springs use a cross-ply bellows system – requiring a significantly higher rolling radius. Since the working chamber remains the same size, the cross-ply bellow is subjected to a significantly higher level of wear – it cannot expand and collapse sufficiently. A cross-ply bellow system does not achieve the same sensitive spring response behavior as a BILSTEIN axial bellows system.

Don’t compromise.

When servicing or replacing your air suspension, ask for BILSTEIN B4 Air and rest assured that safety, comfort, functionality and handling quality will be preserved.

Bilstein Featured Product – B8 6112 Suspension Kit :: October 10th, 2017

B8 6112 Suspension Kit | 2005-2017 NIssan Frontier | 2005-2015 Nissan Xterra

Designed for the serious off-road adventure seeker, the BILSTEIN B8 6112 kit is the ultimate suspension solution. This front coilover kit optimizes off-road and on-road capabilities with a 60mm digressive piston for increased damping control, and bolts into factory mounts. The shock absorbers included in the BILSTEIN B8 6112 kit come equipped with an adjustable spring seat — perfect for leveling your vehicle, increasing ground clearance, and installing larger tires.

Features and Benefits:
– Large 60mm body for increased oil capacity, cooling, and long-term durability
– 60mm digressive piston improves ride comfort and control over rough terrain
– Vehicle specific tuning
– Monotube design ensures consistent, fade-free performance in all conditions
– Adjustable spring seat offers 0-2.75in of lift, depending on the application
– Custom engineered cold wound linear springs for enhanced vehicle control and ride comfort
– Kit includes (2) 60mm shock absorbers, (2) billet hard anodized spring seats, and (2) springs
– Available for late model trucks and SUVs which utilize a front coilover suspension
– Made in the USA

Part Numbers:
B8 6112 Suspension Kit | 47-266711

Motorsports News: Jerett Brooks – LOORRS Season Update :: October 6th, 2017

With only one race weekend left in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS), Jerett Brooks currently holds a solid point lead in the Pro-Lite class. The final race for the LOORRS season will take place on October 21st and 22nd at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, AZ where he will have to battle it out on the track to secure the win and a top ranked standing for the 2017 season.

Watch the Video

Off-road:
– Ryan Beat was the Pro Light Winner at the Crandon World Championship
– Darren Hardesty won 1st in LOORRS Round 11 Pro Buggy Class
– Jerett Brooks won 1st in LOORRS Round 11 Pro-Lite Class
– Jerett Brooks won 2nd LOORRS Round 12 Pro-Lite Class

Circle Track:
– Kevin Buzzy Adams took the A-Mod Feature Win at the Wissota 100 on SNS2 shocks
– Andrew Krause took the Freehold Ford Modified stock car feature win at Wall Stadium Speedway on AS2 non-adjustable shocks
– Mike Nichols won his qualifying heat in the Wissota 100
– Matt Stangle took the 2017 Sportsman Championship at Big Diamond Speedway, and Bridgeport Speedway