Bilstein (Pronounced Bil-Shteen) is a German company, founded over 140 years ago by August Bilstein. In 1954, the company developed the first production monotube gas-pressure shock absorber, which is resistant to foaming and provides more efficient damping characteristics. Bilstein dampers are chosen by manufacturers such as Ford, Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Subaru and are fitted to hyper-cars like the Bugatti Veyron from the factory.
What may surprise you though, is that a lot of damper design and production takes place at the Bilstein Hamilton, Ohio facility. Here, the company employs hundreds of engineers, analysts, and operators and invest in the local economy.
So, by purchasing Bilstein, you are actually getting a hybrid of German efficiency and quality, mixed with good old American engineering and manufacturing.
Bilstein Shocks Price
You get what you pay for. The price is forgotten whilst quality remains. I’m starting to see the wisdom in these old sayings. If you spend a little more on higher-quality dampers, you’ll get a more supple ride for your daily or a more responsive track car. Besides, I find Bilstein shocks to be an excellent value with reasonable prices, I’d definitely spend more on them if I had to!