Almost every week someone asks us about the “upside-down” mounting of Bilstein shocks on Ford vehicles. And yes, it’s true, they mount boot-side-down. Bilstein engineers added small holes to drain condensation from the boot side; in most cases they will only mount one way anyway, but if it looks weird to you, you are not alone. You’ll notice that mounting them this way leaves the Bilstein logo right-side up! Bilstein’s tech people recommend that the logo should always appear right-side-up when you have finished installation, so that helps a lot.
The Bilstein SDs for Ford are some of our top sellers–we sell a few thousand of them every year.
Proper location with Bilstein logo right-side-up