These high performance Bilstein front shocks have multiple spring seat positions you can choose that provide approximately 0"-2.5" lift with your factory coils. The notches support an easy to move spring clip that supports and locks the spring seat in place. These are made to work with your factory coils but we have some customers who run these with coils such as OME 2880, OME 2881, OME 2883, Toytec 112-620, Wheeler’s T1. We can assemble coils on these shocks for you to simplify your installation process, we’ve got that option listed below.
We now have these in two different versions. We have the original BE5-D558-TO shock that has been around for years (built by Bilstein exclusively for Race Car Dynamics) as well as the new 24-249928 available directly from Bilstein.
The 24-249928 has 4 spring seat clip grooves and the BE5-D558-TO has 3 spring seat clip grooves. The 4th clip groove on 24-249928 is slightly higher than D558’s highest clip groove which indicates that it has the ability to provide more lift or preload than D558. The 24-249928 includes two front bumpstop spacers (big washers) for use when utilizing the 4th (highest) groove.
The D558 has a heavy duty primary shaft wiper protecting the main shaft seal instead of the plastic boot that 24-249928 uses. Other than that they appear identical. One thing you’ll definitely notice is that D558 costs considerably less than 24-249928. We’ve got some comparison pictures in the gallery for your review.
Good for lifting, leveling or compensating for winches, snowplows, etc. Performance valved to provide better handling.
These struts don’t come with new stem cushions or washers; you can re-use your existing cushions and washers or we offer them separately.