These aftermarket Bilstein 4600 Series Shock Absorbers were designed specifically for the SSR as a result of the “fleet need” feedback from Simple Engineering. Simple Engineering provided an SSR as the test platform for Bilstein Engineering in early 2018 to prove the fit and ride. They became available in late summer 2019.
They are a direct fit with a really nice solid ride quality. The valving and damping of these units is significantly different than OE Bilstein. According to Bilstein Engineering, they improved the damping and valving internally to get a “much more positive ride” than the OE units. I have had both on my SSR and have labeled them as “Sport” because of their firm ride. They are definitely a performance enhancement.
Please note that these are also more firm than the Bilstein 24-103350 that I refer to as “Touring”. I highly recommend them for installation with either Eibach or Simple Engineering lowering springs. They are not recommended for installation with Ground Force or Belltech lowering springs due to the shorter spring length of those brands.
These shocks fit directly to the SSR, just as they come out of the box, and do not require any modifications or special instructions. As always……. If you are unhappy with these for any reason, just return them and I will be happy to provide a full refund.
OEM rear bump stops deteriorate over time and should be replaced at the same time as the rear shock absorbers. New ones are also offered here as an option. The genuine GM part number 10386222 that fits all SSRs 2003-2006. It is called an Auxiliary Spring (GM official name) or Bump Stop. It creates a soft stop for the fully compressed suspension travel.
✅ An order of “1” will get you a pair of shocks for this price.
⚠️ NOTE: Worn strut mounts can adversely affect a vehicle’s safety and handling so we recommend replacing them with Moog K6702 or specified shock mounts from other manufacturers when replacing your front shocks.Front Lowering Shocks