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. This allows the shock to maintain full damping characteristics as temperatures rise. The tube of a Bilstein Gas Pressure Shock Absorber is fabricated using a special extrusion method. This process achieves an extremely tight peak-to-valley tolerance and maintains consistent wall thickness. Bilstein's seamless monotube design provides superior tube strength while maximizing heat dissipation and shock life. The piston head design allows independent tuning of the compression and rebound damping forces to provide optimum ride comfort and performance without compromise. It features fewer parts than most conventional twin tube and so called road sensing shock designs. This simple, yet exceptionally functional digressive design contributes to the extreme durability and long life of Bilstein Shock Absorbers.
I have 2006 chevy express 1500 conversion van.Im lookin for smooth ride what will be my best choice?
magic from flemington nj on
For your 2006 Chevy Express Van Bilstein only offers a rear shock which fits the rear wheel drive model only. If your van is all wheel drive they do not have a shock listed.
If your van is a 4X4 converted van then I would recommend taking your van to a 4Wheelparts store near you to have it measured and fitted with the correct shocks
The Bilstein part number for the rear of a stock rear wheel drive is BIL24-024815
from flemington nj on
Hello, I am replacing the shocks on my 2000 Chevy Silverado. Will the 5100 series work, or are the 4600 series better suited. 60/40 on road and off road. Thank you Tony
Tony from Minnesota on
Thank you for asking. The Bilstein 4600 Series Shock Absorber ride the same as the 5100 series. The only difference is if you have a lifted truck you will have to get into the 5100 series. The 4600 series are for stock height only.
Robert from Minnesota on
I put a 2.5 to 3 inch lift kit on my suburban time for new shocks what should I use please
mark from rogersville mo on
Hello Mark and thank you for the inquiry on the Bilstein 4600 Series Shock Absorber.
If your Suburban is lifted you would use the Bilstein 5100 series shocks instead.
Without knowing the year of your suburban I cannot recommend a part # for you.
Call me at 877-474-4821 and I will be happy to assist you with the order.
While the ThyssenKrupp Bilstein Company began as a German enterprise, Bilstein shocks are developed and manufactured in Hamilton, Ohio. Bilstein develops and fabricates premium quality monotube shock absorbers directly for automobile manufactures, aftermarket outfits and motorsports applications. The precision and craftsmanship in manufacturing that fueled company growth in Germany were brought straight to the factory in Hamilton, Ohio. The factory includes an engineering department, rigorous shock testing facility and a motorsports track. The track allows the engineers to tweak their designs in response to real world testing during development. The rigorous testing allows for designs to go through a machine simulated life of a shock absorber in all kinds of terrain conditions. The resulting products promise the highest in performance. Shop Bilstein Now