Over time, the mono-tube gas pressure technology developed by BILSTEIN has established itself as a standard in automotive construction. This technology involves keeping the oil in the absorber under pressure, which prevents it from foaming when temperatures and loads are increasing. As a result, full damping power is retained even when the system is placed under extreme stress, a feature that can be observed in the self-lowering piston.
BILSTEIN´s mono-tube technology
The original and best: The original mono-tube gas pressure shock absorbers bore the BILSTEIN name, and the manufacturer is still responsible for producing the best there is. BILSTEIN’s mono-tube technology is the number-one choice in motorsports and series-production sports cars: no other type gives engineers the same freedom to choose the perfect installation location or position (e.g., Upside-Down technology).
The proven technology of a twin-tube absorber is applied in the vast majority of all vehicles. BILSTEIN‘s twin-tube absorbers, featuring “original equipment manufacturer” quality that has undergone rigorous testing, offer a marked improvement in driving characteristics with universal spare parts replaced in a timely and efficient manner.
When it comes to lowering, not only must the vehicle’s character be kept in mind, but the driver’s too. A multitude of tests involving a wide variety of equipment helps BILSTEIN's test engineers determine what the perfect lowering height should be. During this process, aerodynamics, residual spring travel, driving characteristics, comfort, suitability for everyday use, behavior in limited applications, and aesthetics are considered. This gives rise to BILSTEIN's three tenets of lowering.
Wedge-shaped suspensions involve lowering of approx. 60 mm at the front axle and approx. 40 mm at the rear axle. This creates a sporty appearancewhich packs a huge visual punch.
Wedge-shaped suspensions involve lowering of approx. 60 mm at the front axle and approx. 40 mm at the rear axle. This creates a sporty appearance which packs a huge visual punch.
With uniform lowering, the entire vehicle is lowered by approx. 30 mm. This accentuates the sporty appearance and emphasizes the driving dynamics, without compromising on comfort and/or spring travel.
Just as no two vehicles are the same, each driver has their own unique style too. As a result, BILSTEIN's threaded ride height adjustable kits even enable you to alter the height of your vehicle when they are installed.
Just as no two vehicles are the same, each driver has their own unique style too. As a result, our threaded ride height adjustable kits even enable you to alter the height of your vehicle when they are installed.
BILSTEIN's 3-layer coating system, developed especially with threaded ride height adjustable kits in mind, guarantees high-quality, enduring corrosion protection. Coating 1: The special zinc alloy ensures excellent adherence to the base material, and forms the basis for long-lasting corrosion protection. Coating 2: The middle coating transforms the zinc layer into a closed-formation, homogenous surface. Coating 3: Not only is the top coat aesthetically pleasing, it also provides additional, long-term protection against mechanical wear and corrosion. Endurance tests to DIN 50021 SS also testify to this:
Take the children to school in the morning, go to the shops in convenience and comfort in the afternoon – and get the most out of every curve in the road in between. For drivers who don’t want to compromise on comfort or sportiness, the engineers have developed the perfect technology.
To achieve that celebrated BILSTEIN driving experience, BILSTEIN engineers rely on not only technology that is truly at the cutting edge, but also something that has withstood the test of time: how it feels to the driver. As a result, all of BILSTEIN's high-performance absorbers, as well as its sport suspensions and threaded ride height adjustable kits, undergo a rigorous testing program.
On the Nürburgring and in BILSTEIN's own test center at the Papenburg test track, the drivers test how balanced the driving characteristics of various vehicles are in a variety of different driving situations. Only when they have passed this program of tests, they are allowed to bear the BILSTEIN name. This way, the manufacturer can guarantee that celebrated BILSTEIN driving experience.
The world’s foremost automotive brands put their confidence in quality of Bilstein products. Why? Because Bilstein develops and series-produces suspension components in collaboration with its partners from the automotive industry. You’ll be opting for the Bilstein driving experience when you exchange your suspension components.