Upon entering the main SEMA hall, we came across Bilstein, a company that develops some of the nicest shock absorbers for an incredibly broad spectrum of performance vehicles, both on road and off. To get some information about their new releases, we turned to Chelsea Bell, Marketing Supervisor for Bilstein. As Bell explained, SEMA marked an important release for Bilstein as they were showcasing their 9200 professional series along with the 8125 and 6112 off road recreational shocks.
According to Bell, the 6112 series is “designed for the serious off road thrill seeker and weekend warrior.” They come standard with 60mm shock shafts for durability, adjustable spring seats that can yield up to 2.5-inches of lift, and a digressive piston for increased damping control that leads to improved ride quality over rough terrain.
The 8125 was on display as well and Bell said it best by expressing, “The 8125 series is designed for off road use only – for the extreme enthusiast.” With 46mm or 60mm shafts, 2.5 or 3.0-inch body diameters, and remote reservoirs, these dual rate monotube shocks will offer fade free performance for the serious off roader.
As Bell said, “For the last 10-15 years hardcore off road took a back seat to some of our products but not anymore. We have spent a ton of resources to rebuild and show support to the off road community and have designed the 9200 series for the professional off road racer. With bypass and coil over applications, we are coming back with a vengeance!” The 9200 series comes in a range of stroke lengths, offers zinc plating, are fully rebuildable, and have adjustable rebound and compression.
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