Battery & Outdoor King pROUDLY STOCKIST OF BILSTEIN SHOCK ABSORBERS

Firestone air helper springs – RideRite – are designed to maximize safe load carrying capacity, stability, and overall ride quality. The Air Springs used in RideRite kits are designed and assembled in the USA. RideRite air springs use the same Firestone technology used on many heavy duty trucks, trailers, and buses on the road today. That means in addition to Firestone’s reputation for commercial grade durability, quality, reliability, and service, you’ll get:

Improved Handling, Braking and Load Carrying Capabilities

Our line of air springs keep your vehicle level, even when carrying an uneven load. That means more effective handling and braking even in tough road and heavily loaded conditions. Keeping the vehicle level also means less tire wear. Our spring systems also allow you to adjust air inflation on each side of your vehicle independently in order to level off-center loads.

Reduced Wear N’ Tear

Our air springs reduce suspension fatigue by keeping leaf springs from permanent sagging and reduce bottoming out with load support that reduces the stress on the vehicle suspension.

A Better Ride

When bearing a load, our air springs increase vehicle stability by absorbing road shock, which is good news for you, your passengers & your cargo.

Firestone air spring systems are designed to maximize safe load carrying capacity, stability and overall ride quality. They are designed and assembled in the USA. Ride-Rite air springs uses the same Firestone technology used on many heavy-duty trucks, trailers and busses on the road today. That means in addition to Firestone’s reputation for commercial grade durability, quality, reliability and service, you’ll get:

Improved Handling, Braking and Load Carrying Capabilities

Our line of air springs keep your vehicle level, even when carrying an uneven load. That means more effective handling and braking even in tough road and heavily loaded conditions. Keeping the vehicle level also means less tire wear. Our spring systems also allow you to adjust air inflation on each side of your vehicle independently in order to level off-center loads.

Reduced Wear N’ Tear

Our air springs reduce suspension fatigue by keeping leaf springs from permanent sagging and reduce bottoming out with load support that reduces the stress on the vehicle suspension.

A Better Ride

When bearing a load, our air springs increase vehicle stability by absorbing road shock, which is good news for you, your passengers & your cargo.

Your vehicle’s suspension is the system of parts that connects the frame to the wheels, thus isolating it from the road, allowing for relative motion. In addition to supporting the full weight of your vehicle, suspension systems affect stance, ride height, handling, and ride quality.

In vehicles with a factory coil over suspension, part of this system is a steel coil spring that goes over the shock or strut. In an air suspension system, the coil is upgraded to an enclosed flexible rubber membrane, known as an air spring. These air springs can then be inflated and deflated at the touch of a button, allowing for instant adjust-ability to tune in the qualities mentioned above.

When it comes to achieving the perfect stance for your vehicle, you have three options: lowering springs, coil overs or air suspension. For years, coil overs were the preferred solution because of their adjustable damping and in some cases, ride height. Today, performance air suspension provides all the same benefits as coil overs but is unmatched in its versatility and adjust-ability.

Air suspension is the only suspension choice that allows you to easily adjust ride height on-the-fly with the touch of a button. When your car is equipped with air suspension, you can…

  1. Slam it down for an aggressive show stance that is lower than any coil over.
  2. Raise it up to clear road obstacles like speed bumps or steep angle transitions.
  3. Enhance your ride quality for comfort using damping and air pressure adjustments.
  4. Create a track-ready set-up with stiff damping, progressive-rate air springs and, in many cases, adjustable camber.

BILSTEIN B6.

BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL.

The BILSTEIN B6 is ideal gas-pressure shock absorber for those who refuse to compromise between performance or comfort.

Better vehicle dynamics in any situation.

For shock absorbers heavy loads or trailering are a big challenge. Built to OE quality standards, the BILSTEIN B6 delivers increased performance when demands are high. Even without lowering you will get better vehicle dynamics for a comfortable street performance in town and on the highway.

  1. BILSTEIN 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.
  2. BILSTEIN 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 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.
     
  3. BILSTEIN TWIN-TUBE TECHNOLOGY

    Perfect damping every day.

    More than 90 % of all series vehicles are equipped with twin-tube shock absorbers. Twin-tube shocks utilize double-walled technology, where the piston divides the interior oil chamber into two working chambers. Under load, the piston pushes the oil down through the inner working chamber and up into the outer chamber. During rebound, the oil flows back through the piston valve to create a damping effect. Thanks to our close relationships with top automotive manufacturers, BILSTEIN can ensure all OE replacement shocks are designed to match the quality and performance of the original shock absorber.
     
  4. BILSTEIN ROAD TEST

    Theoretically good is not good enough for us.

    All BILSTEIN 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.
     
  5. BILSTEIN 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.

 

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