Are shock dust boots necessary?
Shocks can be run without boots and will function perfectly. In fact, many offroaders who deal with large amounts of mud will recommend not using boots at all because boots can trap mud against the shock rod and over time can cause pitting in the rod or lead to failure in the seal.
What is special about Bilstein shocks?
Bilstein’s technically superior, patented monotube gas charged design allows the excessive heat from the oil to transfer to the outer surface of the shock body and dissipate more efficiently. The dividing piston also permits the oil to expand as heat builds, preventing aeration (foaming) and viscosity loss.
Are Bilstein good shocks?
In our collective experience, Bilstein is the best shock for the money. After 60,000 miles or so, you may notice the spring in your truck or SUV’s step isn’t what it used to be.
Which is better KYB or Bilstein?
Whether you opt for the top of the line Bilstein shocks or the slightly cheaper KYB ones, you’re getting a great set of shocks. It’s why both brands earn phenomenal overall grades, but Bilstein edges out a slight advantage.
Are BILSTEIN shocks made in Germany?
BILSTEIN – Innovative Technologies “Made in Germany” The core BILSTEIN brand can look back on a 140-year history.
Who owns BILSTEIN shocks?
BILSTEIN is a business unit of thyssenkrupp’s Automotive Technology business area which produces high-tech components such as camshafts, steering columns and crankshafts for the automotive and machinery sectors worldwide. thyssenkrupp’s five business areas span 79 countries and 461 companies.
What cars use Bilstein shocks?
Many vehicles such as from Porsches, modern Toyota pickups, and most Mercedes-Benz vehicles come equipped with Bilsteins from the factory. Your 2001 Ford Mustang or 2014 Silverado will definitely see some ride quality and performance gains from a simple swap to even the most basic of Bilsteins.