B16 is the second tier of the BILSTEIN coil-over range, sitting just above the non-adjustable B14 units, B16 features an effective single point damping adjustment. This easy to use wheel allows a parallel adjustment of bump and rebound. Simply put — you can never confuse the settings, each click delivers a perfectly matched rebound and bump setting, each one softer or harder than the last and allows you to adjust the performance to your individual taste. This damping adjustment technology is known as one-way adjustment. Ride height is fully adjustable on the car via BILSTEIN’s unique round thread system. Compared to traditional threads, these threads are round and do not have any sharp edges. This means that the thread is less susceptible to wear caused by dirt or road salt.
With TüV approved lowering ranges and a host of corrosion resistant features in the body, BILSTEIN coil-overs are some of the most robust on the market, outlasting competitor’s offerings in the famous German salt spray test. This means that with a little love your BILSTEIN coil-overs will remain free spinning and adjustable for years to come.
All B16 coil-over kits feature monotube or upside-down monotube damper technology, which provides greater damping power due to the larger surface area of the piston. This results in improved handling, consistent performance, and longer service life. BILSTEIN also uses upside-down monotube technology which allows the piston rod to be installed at the bottom of the shock tube body. A wear-resistant chromium tube moves up and down freely by incorporating low friction bearings. Both the support and lateral forces are distributed across a larger area than in twin-tube systems, and the torsional strength of the connection between the wheel and vehicle body is increased.