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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.

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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


Never before has such complete damping control been available in a direct fit suspension kit.

BILSTEIN’s New B8 8112 (ZoneControl® CR) shocks give you everything you want and need in a bolt on package for the 2005-2017 Toyota Tacoma. BILSTEIN’s unrivaled damping performance is achieved through 3 compression zones and 2 rebound zones; all controlled by 3 fully independent, position sensitive, internal pistons. Costly secondary bump stops, and finicky limit straps are no longer needed, the B8 8112 (ZoneControl® CR) takes care of it all by controlling every inch of stroke in both directions. Just bolt them on and go!

Transitioning from comfortable cruising on the pavement to conquering offroad terrain happens seamlessly thanks to BILSTEIN’s revolutionary damping technology, and strict attention to detail during extensive product development. The external coilover’s spring rate is vehicle specific and preloaded to factory specifications, however, the threaded retainer still allows an additional 2 inches of ride height adjustment. The 60mm remote reservoir provides increased oil capacity and enhances cooling. Designed for each vehicle application, a frame mounted, anodized aluminum reservoir mount is included. Aerospace quality materials and precise manufacturing means your BILSTEIN B8 8112 (ZoneControl® CR) shocks will provide years of reliable service, and unmatched performance. Available now, the B8 8112 (ZoneControl® CR) shocks will be joined by the B8 8100 (Bypass) shock in a few weeks.

Also position sensitive, the B8 8100 (Bypass) shock’s incremental flow adjusters allow finite and incremental changes in damping force for precise compression and rebound control. The 60mm remote reservoir, with machined aluminum chassis mount, uses a bottom port for the reservoir hose to provide increased bottom out control during the compression cycle. Direct fit for easy installation, B8 8100 (Bypass) shocks paired with the B8 8112 (ZoneControl® CR) shocks up front will provide a complete bolt on, performance handling package for your vehicle.

Happy Holidays from Essex Distributors :: December 22nd, 2017

Our office will be closed until January 2, 2018. Email us at if you have any questions and we will do our best to get back to you. Please take advantage of our Year End Sale while we are closed and we will commence shipping January 2, 2018

OE Replacement – Your Airspring Checklist :: December 13th, 2017

Considerations to keep in mind when replacing air springs on the rear axle of the Mercedes E class W211/S211 with or without Airmatic DC!

Always replace BILSTEIN air springs in pairs (per axle).

Check the orientation, condition and fitment of the new air springs prior to installation. They cannot be kinked or twisted. The protective collar must not show any signs of damage and the folds must be formed correctly. Measure the length between the upper support surface and middle of the lower lug. The measurement must not exceed 300 mm. Semi-active air springs (with auxiliary tanks) must not be separated from the connecting hose. If one of these points is not fulfilled, the air spring will be defective and should not be installed.

Use a suitable diagnostic device. The vehicle manufacturer’s specifications include step-by-step bleeding and filling of the air springs, which must be complied with.

Never lower the vehicle entirely from the lifting platform with unpressurized air springs. Follow the stipulated specifications regarding tightening torque of the pressure line.

Alignment of the new BILSTEIN air springs must occur in the construction state (K0-position). Use the provided assembly aid for this. You must check for correct installation: the air spring must be parallel to the shock absorber. A distorted installation or an incorrect alignment of the air springs can cause damage to the vehicle or to the air spring. This will lead to air spring failure. Follow the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications regarding the tightening torque and the replacement of nuts and screws.

The protective collar folds must be correctly formed. If necessary, correct by hand. The protective collar must also be free-moving and it must be possible to raise it from the air bellows when filling.

Always align the axles after working on suspension parts.