If you've never experienced the exhilaration you feel when driving a vehicle equipped with Bilstein Shocks, you're in for a pleasant surprise. Unbelievable control. Precise handling. Ultimate performance. And incredible comfort. Most conventional shocks are made with shock bodies cut from a piece of steel tubing, stamped internal parts and compromised tolerances. Bilstein's shock bodies are precision formed through a unique seamless extrusion process. This provides superior strength along with high finish tolerances! The finished body is then mated with a solid, induction hardened steel chrome plated and polished shaft, machined valving components and highest quality seals. Combined with extreme attention to detail, Bilstein provides you with the closest thing to a hand built shock available today. Conventional shocks slowly lose efficiency and eventually fail over a period of time causing excessive tire and suspension wear. Bilstein Shocks continue to deliver optimum performance for life.