Application of the technology of mass production on a conveyor and motorsport

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Bilstein is a synonym of a high quality and efficiency in the production of the suspension elements. Bilstein designs and manufactures serial dampers, together with partners, including Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Subaru, BMW, Audi, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lotus, Jaguar, and is a supplier of components for many sporting special series, such as, for example, Mercedes -Benz DTM CLK or Mitsubichi Lancer Evolution 9 Sport and 8MR. All products of Bilstein are the result of modern technologies and innovations, as well as the experience of Bilstein engineers.

Registered adjustment range

Changing the height of the vehicle after registration? Thanks to Bilstein shock absorbers with screw height adjustment, it is not a problem. Spring seat and lock nuts are made of solid aluminum and with a new mechanism of screw adjustment and high quality coated pipe thread they allow quick and simple adjustments in a set state.

Bilstein Mono-Tube Shock Absorbers

Bilstein engineers calculate the ideal lowering ground clearance for each vehicle. All arguments are thoroughly weighed: aerodynamics, residual spring travel, driving performance, comfort, suitability for daily use, the behavior in the critical range, appearance. With the finalization of development the result is set: optimal for each case technology. It does not matter whether it is a wedge-shaped pendant (60/40 mm), a small reduction in ground clearance (30mm) or a suspension with height adjustment screw (30-60mm).

Twin-Tube Shock Technology

Absorbers with twin-tube technology are used in the vast majority in all vehicles. Shock absorbers of Bilstein – is OEM quality (Original Equipment Manufacturer). Bilstein twin-tube shock absorbers are thoroughly tested which gives improved characteristics. Original accessories, advanced production technology and strict quality control.

Bilstein round thread

Special round thread, on Bilstein shock absorbers with screw height adjustment, is very easy to clean and does not have pointed edge on which can settle aggressive dirt of environment. The thread pitch is designed in such a way so as to provide the required height of the body as a result of just a few turns of aluminum spring plate.

Bilstein round thread

Special round thread, on Bilstein shock absorbers with screw height adjustment, is very easy to clean and does not have pointed edge on which can settle aggressive dirt of environment. The thread pitch is designed in such a way so as to provide the required height of the body as a result of just a few turns of aluminum spring plate.

Bilstein gas-filled shock absorbers

All Bilstein shock absorbers are based on effective technology of filling gas. This technology does not allow the effect of oil foaming, called cavitation, which is in shock absorber. Even with the extreme load damping force is preserved, which ensures excellent contact with the road and highly dynamic driving performance. Mandatory feature of sports suspension – is a self-retractable piston rod.

Matching pendants

Facility design engineers of Bilstein using high technology and high quality components are designing suspension for maximum driving pleasure. Standard setting of Bilstein “Comfort and Sport” is driven around in a road test. Bilstein suspension components are configured and tested to the limit on the test track Mercedes-Benz in Papenburg and on the legendary Nurburgring-Nordschleife, the most difficult track in the world. High speed, change of number, comfort, handling, balance of the car, traction. Suspension is tested meeting all of these requirements. Only after suspension meets the high requirements of Bilstein, it is accepted for serial production. And even in a critical situation perfectly coordinated suspension provides driving pleasure and safety.

The adjustment system

Bilstein shock absorbers of PSS9/PSS10 series by Bilstein engineers are a class of shock absorbers with new features. In the installed state these presets can be easily selected by turning the aluminum knob. Depending on the combination of wheels / tires (direct mass) or a traffic situation the driver is able to agree Bilstein settings B16 PSS9 in comply with his individual requirements. Due to the parallel adjustment of the damping force compression and rebound phase BilsteiN B16 PSS9 are always perfectly matched. A real pleasure to drive. Parallel adjustment of damping force (simultaneous compression and rebound adjustment) is possible only in high mono-tube systems.

Bilstein — Triple-C Technology

The new three-layer coating for the perfect look.

1st layer: special alloying by zinc provides the perfect connection to the base material. This is the basis of long durability of corrosion protection.

2-layer: intermediate layer turns "zinc" coating to the final homogeneous surface layer.

3-layer: the actual surface layer provides excellent appearance, extra strength and resistance to mechanical damage or corrosion of the surface of the shock absorber.

More than 600 hours in a special anti-corrosive testing in salt spray DIN 50021 SS.