In the first place, a lot depends on what you want. Shock absorbers or struts can cost anywhere from $40-$400 EACH, depending on the make and model of your vehicle and what you are looking for in terms of performance. If you need this question answered because you are facing your first replacement on a […]
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We heard from a customer who had relatively new Bilstein shocks: “Left shock mounting rubber at the top of the shock has broken.” That’s not covered by warranty because what the customer needs now is new upper mounting hardware. “It most likely broke because it was over torqued on installation,” our Bilstein representative told us. […]
This happens all the time. Especially if it’s your first time ordering and installing shocks, you may be surprised that the extension of the piston upon arrival can vary somewhat. We received this question: “Hi. I received my shocks. One of the rears is too short. I don’t know if it’s blown or if it’s […]
Bilstein will present its new products at Automechanika in Frankfurt next month. Here’s a sneak peek: DampTronic® shock absorbers and suspensions for BMW M3 and M4 DampTronic® components for 1 Series to 4 Series BMW DampTronic® shock absorbers and suspensions for VW Golf VII, Passat B8 and their Group siblings Available in late 2016-early 2017.
Question: What is ride height and how do I measure it? Answer: Ride height is the space between the base of your tire where it touches the ground and the underside of your vehicle. Your manufacturer specifications, found in the manual, are the place to begin. Of course, you may be going off spec for […]
Question: I need a shock two inches shorter than the Monroe 555001. I had to move my axles on my 2001 Jayco to accomodate my higher 3/4-ton truck. The shocks need replacing. After moving the axles do the shocks need to be shorter, or do I need to move the brackets? Answer: The 555001 is […]
Shockwarehouse is happy to announce a new complete suspension solution for the 2006-2011 Toyota Yaris. The KYB Strut Plus is a quick strut style complete strut unit including a high quality spring, KYB Excel-G strut and a mount. Completely bolt on, the KYB Strut plus has everything you need to quickly and easily replace your […]
Vehicle: 2011 Nissan Titan 4WD Question: I just bought the Bilstein 5100 Leveling Shocks for my 2011 Nissan Titan. They look great but there are several different height adjustments I can set these at. Since I have to install them before I actually see how high they will lift my truck I want to get […]
Model: 2010 Chevy Silverado 2500 Duramax Diesel 4×4 Question: I have a 2010 Silverado 2500 4×4 with the Duramax Diesel and I need shocks. It is stock ride height I use it for work in the summer and plowing in the winter. I don’t see any difference in shocks for the Duramax diesel vs the […]
Model: 1964 Chevy Corvair What is your driving style: Hard Performance Driver Vehicle Setup: Rear Engine, Rear Wheel Drive Suspension Type: Stock Question: I have a 1964 Chevy Corvair and I believe the front and rear suspensions are different, but your website says that I should use the same shocks for both front and rear, […]