These Bilstein 5100 Series shocks feature a monotube design for cooler, more efficient operation and longer life. They have the largest available piston diameter, providing superior handling and performance. The 5100s' patented digressive valving instantly reacts to changing surface conditions for maximum comfort and control on and off the road. These shocks also have split compression and rebound valving tuned for each specific application.
I love everything about the shocks, they seem to be the number one shock for people with Tacoma's and I see why. I wish 4Wheel parts would fix their web bug that says "great deal on 4 shocks", even when looking at the Blistien 5100 struts, but when you order it only gives you 4 shocks, NOT a set of 4 for your truck (meaning 2 rear shocks and 2 rear struts), I was told it was a glitch they couldn't fix. Sounds like they need a better DBA, .NET admin and SQL Programmers to me... Just saying. There shouldn't be an answer like "we just can't figure out whats wrong" , Its the same thing as saying "I can't fix it" and in IT there isn't such a statement. But I love the Blistien 5100, if you have a Tacoma and your not putting a custom lift under it, this is the only way to go.
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