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Bilstein 60MM BTS shocks

Posted in News on May 2, 2013
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Bilstein recently gave us a sneak peek at their newest shock offerings for off-road applications. The innovation in their product just keeps getting better every year. How awesome does a 60-mm BTS bolt-in adjustable-ride-height shock sound? That's a 5100 series ride-height-adjustable shock for a Jeep Grand Cherokee WK at the top while the big and beefy 60-mm BTS shock is below. You'll notice that the shock body is bigger than an iPhone. Speaking of which, Bilstein has a new iPhone App, the iRC App, which allows you to control your shock settings individually right from your iPhone even while driving - allowing you to dial in the perfect shock tune for your off-road truck. Of course, this is something that's only available in their B16 line of performance shocks for cars, although it would be cool to eventually see this end up in their off-road offerings. The 60-mm BTS shocks are a direct descendant of the legendary off-road racing technology and brings the proven performance from Baja to street applications that see occasional and even heavy use in the dirt. The 60-mm BTS shocks also feature a large diameter piston bore for increased oil capacity and durability to help eliminate shock fade when driving through whooped out desert roads. One of the key benefits of the 60-mm BTS shocks is that they can use a lighter spring rate while still delivering more than enough shock damping to deal with large bumps at high speed.  By far, the coolest thing we saw was Bilstein's Clubsport shock, which are double adjustable for both rebound and compression via two aluminum anodized knobs at the bottom of the shock body. Unfortunately, these are only available for Tuner cars, although, we're willing to bet that if we make enough noise about this, we might just end up seeing this feature in the near future in Bilstein's line of off-road shocks.  What do you guys think about Bilstein's new 60-mm BTS adjustable-ride-height shocks?

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