Bilstein 5100 shocks for the rocky road ahead is perfect for lifted trucks and SUVs, whether in San Diego, CA or anywhere in North America.

Bilstein 5100 Shocks

How do Bilstein 5100 shocks feel for SUVs and light trucks

Due to their larger tires and heightened stance, lifted vehicles place extra demands on a shock absorber‘s damping ability. The 5100‘s monotube design and patented digressive valving is uniquely suited to confront these demands. On or off-road, loaded or unloaded, the Bilstein 5100 shocks absorber instantly reacts to changing road inputs to maintain a stable, controlled, and comfortable ride.

Bilstein 5100 shocks are RIDE HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE

Want the perfect height? Designed to level out the front of half-ton trucks and SUVs, the Bilstein 5100 Ride Height Adjustable is the perfect alternative to coil spring spacers.

Bilstein 5100 shocks are easy right height adjustment.

Lose no time on the trail – these shock absorbers use your vehicle‘s OEM coilover springs and mounting hardware for an easy, direct-fit installation.

bilstein 5100 shocks ride height adjustable

Bilstein 5100 shocks Gas-Pressure Technology

Putting the pressure on. Traditional oil shock absorbers, when put under extreme stress, can lead to oil foaming which causes shock fading and results in damping power reduction. In the 1950s BILSTEIN found the solution to this problem by developing gas-pressure technology. With the first installation of the monotube gas-pressure shock absorber on series produced Mercedes-Benz vehicles in 1957, we established the technology as an industry standard — a standard which continues today in both monotube and twin-tube designs. This means more reliable shock absorption and suspension under any load, and added safety in dynamic driving situations.

Bilstein 5100 shocks Snap Ring Ride Height Adjustment

It all levels out. Multiple OEM specified snap ring grooves are featured on select off-road shock absorbers for quick and easy adjustment to your vehicle’s ride height. Shock absorbers with snap-ring ride height adjustment technology are an affordable and better alternative to coil spring spacers when leveling out the front end of your light truck or SUV.

Bilstein 5100 shocks Road Test

Theoretically good is not good enough for us. All Bilstein 5100 shock absorbers undergo rigorous testing and measurement procedures for objective criteria including safety, braking, steering behavior, dynamic driving, and comfort. In addition, Bilstein never loses focus on the most important aspect of suspension design — how it feels to the driver. All of our high-performance shock absorbers, air suspension modules, and coilover systems undergo a rigorous testing program at various locations throughout the world including, the famed Nürburgring, our own Papenburg Test Center in Germany, and on an array of demanding trails and roads in Southern California, USA. Only when all of our test engineers agree that the optimum level of performance is achieved, may the products be branded with the Bilstein name — a name synonymous with a legendary driving experience.

Bilstein 5100 shocks RIDE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

A change of perspective. Our shock absorbers for lowered and lifted vehicles, paired with proper springs, ensure enhanced driving characteristics while still achieving your desired look. Our ride height adjustment kits are thoroughly tested by Bilstein engineers. Only when we are 100% satisfied that all criteria have been met (driving characteristics, suitability for everyday use, appearance, ground clearance, etc.), will the kit be branded and available in Bilstein 5100 shocks San Diego, CA.

Bilstein 5100 shocks Monotube / Upside-Down Technology

The original. The best. Bilstein monotube gas-pressure shock absorbers were the first in series production and have remained the equipment of choice for those who demand the most from their vehicle. Whether driving in poor driving conditions, sporty driving, or competitive motorsports, our monotube technology provides greater damping power due to the larger surface area of the piston. This results in improved handling, consistent performance, and longer service life. Increased installation flexibility allows engineers to find the optimum mounting position. Bilstein 5100 shocks also uses upside-down monotube technology which allows the piston rod to be installed at the bottom of the shock tube body. A wear-resistant chromium tube moves up and down freely by incorporating low friction bearings. Both the support and lateral forces are distributed across a larger area than in twin-tube systems, and the torsional strength of the connection between the wheel and vehicle body is increased.

Bilstein 5100 Shocks Rear

Bilstein 5100 shocks OE Quality

Original quality. If the designation original equipment did not exist, it would have to be invented for us. For more than 60 years, we have been the development partner of choice for the suspension and shock absorber systems of renowned automakers — manufacturers in the premium segment as well as high-volume manufacturers. From the development of suspension components for series production to high-performance suspensions for motorsports or the production of high-quality OE replacement, our products and expertise are in high demand. Our comprehensive product range with high market coverage and availability includes everything — from OE replacement to tuning and motorsports. This is how we ensure the legendary Bilstein driving experience during the entire vehicle life.

Bilstein 5100 shocks Zinc and Nickel Coating

A durable finish. Bilstein 5100 off-road shock absorbers feature zinc or nickel plated coatings. This high performance finish prevents oxidation of the protected metal, increases durability and expands the lifetime of the shock. A clear coat sealant is added for increased protection and a lasting shine.

Bilstein 5100 Features and benefits

  • 46mm monotube design ensures consistent, fade-free performance in all conditions
  • Extremely affordable and practical alternative to coil spring spacers, with the benefit of BILSTEIN monotube technology
  • Adjustable spring perch for vehicle lift up to 2.75in, depending on application (Front Strut)