These aftermarket Bilstein 4600 Series Shock Absorbers were originally designed as a performance upgrade for the Trailblazer. I have been successfully selling and installing them on SSRs for about 6 years. The most noticeable physical difference from OEM shocks is that the body is larger diameter.
They are a direct fit with a really nice ride quality. Although the valving and damping of these units is similar to the OE shocks, Bilstein Engineering tells me that they have better damping and rebound than the OE units. These also have the most compliant and smooth ride available for the SSR from Bilstein. Customers also report that they ride slightly more firm than the OEM shocks.
Please note that these are less firm than the “Sport” Bilstein 24-286725 shocks. I recommend these “Touring” shocks as a direct replacement for the OEM shocks if you are looking for the most compliant ride.
These rear 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.
If you have Belltech or Ground Force rear lowering springs, I do not recommend Bilstein shocks for that installation. Because of the shorter length of those springs, you should use the shorter shocks that those two companies offer.
NOTE: An order of “1” will get you a pair of shocks for this price.SSR 'Touring' Front Shocks