Essex Distributors - Bilstein Car & Truck Shocks, Suspension & Shock Absorbers
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Latest Bilstein Suspension News
Feature Product – Bilstein B8 6112 | 2016-2017 Toyota Tacoma :: April 3rd, 2017
BILSTEIN adds the new B8 6112 front coilover kit to its existing range of third generation Toyota Tacoma applications.
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
In addition to the B8 6112, BILSTEIN offers the B6 4600 designed for stock height vehicles, and the B8 5100 (Ride Height Adjustable) and B8 5160 with remote reservoir for lifted applications.
B6 4600 Front 24-265966
B6 4600 Rear 24-265973
Bilstein Shock Maintenance After Winter Season :: April 3rd, 2017
Routine Shock Maintenance is Recommended After the Winter Season
After a long winter we highly recommend you do routine maintenance on your Bilstein Shock absorbers.
Uneven road surfaces can place great demands on shock absorbers
Winter is slowly losing its grip on the country and spring is upon us. Despite the beauty the new season brings, snow and rain washouts have taken a toll on roads, leaving vehicles susceptible to dangerous driving conditions. Uneven road surfaces can place great demands on shock absorbers. “After several years of use they have often suffered and lost damping force,” explains Rainer Popiol, Head of Training at BILSTEIN. “High quality brand components from the original equipment or the range of spare parts last for significantly longer than cheap products, but even they reach the end of their useful life. Unfortunately, this gradual process can easily go unnoticed by the driver. Even during the main check-up, only a visual inspection is usually carried out, which delivers superficial results. In time, the undetected risk mounts and standard maneuvers like turning or braking become dangerous. Tires can lose traction, braking distance increases by up to 20 percent, and vehicles risk hydroplaning on wet roads. In these situations, even electronic tools like ABS and ESP cannot correct the loss of control.
Check your Bilstein Shock Absorbers every 12,000 Miles
Those who want to be on the safe side should have their shock absorbers checked by a professional at least every 12,000 miles. If this is done during seasonal tire changes, the costs for repairs are usually minimal. Rainer Popiol recommends selecting a mechanic who has the proper tools and knowledge to fully test shock absorbers. “The visual check identifies whether the dampers have lost oil and the mounted parts are defective. However, the actual state of wear and tear and damping ability can only be determined upon further inspection.” The useful life of shock absorbers depends on many factors, including; road conditions, mileage, cold, heat, dust, water, salt, load weight, and driving style.
Recommended Replacement Shock Absorbers
If you’re looking to replace the original shocks, an ideal selection is the tried-and-tested BILSTEIN B4 OE Replacement gas-pressure shock absorber, which matches the quality of original equipment parts. However, if you’re interested in a higher performance shock absorber, BILSTEIN offers a wide variety of aftermarket suspension solutions for most cars, trucks and SUVs that are designed to withstand road irregularities and provide greater control. Overall, the BILSTEIN shock absorbers offer optimal performance, greater damping force, and high levels of comfort.
New Product Announcment – B6 Performance | B8 Performance Plus | B16 (PSS10) Kit 2015+ Subaru WRX STI :: March 2nd, 2017
Building upon an existing 20 year relationship with Subaru, including a SP 3T class victory during the 2015 24 Hours of LeMans, BILSTEIN delivers three new options to the aftermarket – B6 Performance, B8 Performance Plus and B16 (PSS10) Kit.
Made in Germany, the B6 Performance and B8 Performance Plus dampers offer sporty tuning to maximize handling while maintaining comfort. Both offer direct fit installation, no additional modification needed. B6 Performance dampers are designed for use with original equipment springs, while the B8 Performance Plus dampers are designed to be paired with aftermarket lowering springs.
For WRX STi owners seeking greater performance and adjustability, BILSTEIN offers the B16 (PSS10) coilover kit. Drawing on motorsports technology tested on the famed Nürburgring, this kit provides 15-25mm of ride-height adjustment. Coated with BILSTEIN Triple-C-Technology® to protect against mechanical wear and corrosion, the B16 (PSS10) provides 10-stage manual damping adjustability. A single tactile click changes rebound and compression allowing drivers to fine tune their suspension for changing conditions. Unleash the WRX STi’s legendary rally pedigree with the adjustability this kit provides.