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Welcome to Essex Distributors Online. Canada's #1 distributor of Bilstein Gas Pressure Shock Absorbers to both Retail Customers and Wholesalers! All you need to do is select your application above to purchase the perfect 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.

Don't forget about our flat rate shipping fees either, $5 per shock, $30 per PSS/BTS Kit, anywhere in Canada! 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 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.

Essex Distributors, established in 1986, is a Bilstein shock absorber dealer. We serve both Retail Customers and Wholesalers in Canada, the U.S.A., Mexico and the Caribbean, specializing in performance suspension components for both street and motorsport applications for import and domestic vehicles.

Latest Bilstein News

Bilstein Expanding :: August 13th, 2014

ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America Announces $26 Million Project to Expand Manufacturing Operations at Hamilton, Ohio Plant.

Hamilton, Ohio – ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America, an operative unit in the ThyssenKrupp Components Technology business area, has announced a $26 million investment in its Hamilton, Ohio facility. The project, which calls for a 60,000 sq. ft. building expansion, will create around 200 new jobs and help ThyssenKrupp Bilstein to meet the growing demand for its high-end shock absorbers for Original Equipment Automobile Manufacturers, after market outlets and motorsports. The State of Ohio, JobsOhio, and the City of Hamilton have offered ThyssenKrupp Bilstein assistance in the company’s expansion project.


Read the full press release here

Flying Lizard – Bilstein Equipped! :: January 10th, 2014


Team Flying Lizards new R8 during the final test session before the TUDOR Championship 24 Hours of Daytona takes the fastest lap in their Bilstein Equipped #45 car.

OVER 2000 WINS IN 2012! :: April 12th, 2013

BILSTEIN, the world’s leading manufacturer of monotube gas pressure shock absorbers, celebrated thousands of victories on the racetrack in 2012. This year, the trend continues with over sixty wins through the first weekend in April. These outstanding results are occurring on dirt tracks and road courses across the country and include drivers from NASCAR, IMCA and UMP Modifieds, Street Stock, Hobby Stock, Dirt Crate Late Model, Limited Sportsman and more.

This success started this year with Alex Job Racing taking the podium in Daytona. Equipped with BILSTEIN MDS shocks, the WeatherTech Audi R8 GRAND-AM racing team of Felipe Albuquerque (Portugal), Oliver Jarvis (England), Eduardo Mortara (Italy), and Dion von Moltke (Coral Gables, Fla.) won the GT class of the 51st GRAND-AM Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Speed Weeks in Florida provided many other victories like Jimmy Wells at East Bay Speedway in his Mod-Lite racer and Nick Hoffman at Volusia Speedway in his UMP Modified. Nick’s Modified car is equipped with the new BILSTEIN XVS shocks. Volusia a string of BILSTEIN wins that included Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace in their UMP Modifieds as well as Danny Johnson, Stewart Freisen, Rich Laubach and Brett Hearn in their Big-Block Modifieds. At New Smyrna Speedway, Chuck Hossfeld took the podium twice in his Asphalt Modified. On February 20, Steve Park took the checkered in his Asphalt Modified at the famed Daytona Speedway. The Gator Title at Volusia went to BILSTEIN-equipped Kenny Schrader in his UMP Modified and Danny Johnson in his Big-Block Modified.

Fourteen of the BILSTEIN’s recent victories, including one championship title, can be attributed to their state-of-the-art XVS (Xtreme Volume Steel) Series motorsports shock absorbers. Completely rebuildable at the racetrack, these shocks have a 46mm steel body monotube design that provides consistent, fade-free performance in many types of oval track racing applications.

Steven Beaty, Aftermarket and Motorsport President of BILSTEIN, said, “BILSTEIN has been part of both professional and amateur motorsports for more than 50 years. This deep involvement in racing allows us to develop better, more advanced shock absorbers for both the race track and the street.”