There are a ton of good options for coilovers on the market right now and we sell and rebuild them all but there are a couple things that make the 8125s stand apart. These coilovers are built locally, just down the road from our shop in San Diego. Bilstein uses the largest body possible in this category and their oversized 2.6" reservoir helps provide an additional resistance to heat and shock fade. There isn't a 2.5" coilover on the market that can hold as much synthetic high temp oil as the 8125s when compared side by side. The more oil volume the cooler your shocks run and the better your ride. The valving profile of the 60mm shocks is a bit firmer than the standard valving the 46mm shocks are built with, this is well suited for a heavier truck or low speed rock crawling. The overall build quality of the shock ranks very highly, which is what you would expect from the company that invented the modern shock absorber over 60 years ago. The time/money Bilstein doesn't spend on advertising, flashy colors, or cool hats... they do spend on research, design, and engineering. We also carry rebuild kits, eyelets, replacement parts, shock oil etc. and keep most of it on the shelf and ready to ship. Speaking of which, many of these coilovers are on the shelf with no lead time. You can always email us to inquire about what is in stock and ready to ship at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When the company that builds shocks for Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, and Tesla builds an off-road suspension piece, you know you're in for something special. Not to mention the fact that they INVENTED the modern shock absorber and have only improved it time and again since they first created it. What we offer today is unrecognizable to the first monotube, gas pressure shock absorber that rolled off the line on a Mercedez in 1957 but one thing hasn't changed since then... the dedication to quality above all else that you would expect from a company building original equipment dampers for sports cars.