Bilstein shock

1987-93 Bilstein HD series shock (24-021487)


Why install SN95 shocks on a Fox chassis Mustang?

Shock Recommendations: SN95 shocks on a Fox chassis

Choosing Bilsteins for your 1979-93 Fox chassis Mustang? We recommend the more optimal design of the shocks for the 1994-04 Mustang. Advantages to using SN95 solid axle Bilstein shocks instead of Fox chassis shocks:

  • Increase in bump travel
  • Reduction of excessive droop travel
  • Cellular foam external bump stops
  • Suitable for coil-over conversion

When installing SN95 shocks on a Fox chassis Mustang, remove the original rubber bump stops from the frame rails. 1994-04 rear shock Bilstein part numbers

  • BE5-6418-H0
  • GBE5-6418-H0

All Bilstein front struts fit 1987-93 5.0L and 1994-04 Mustangs. 1994-04 rear shocks are included in these Bilstein packages

  • BIL-7
  • BIL-7.1

Coil-overs in your future?

  • Only the later model (1994-04) Bilstein shocks should be used with a rear coil-over conversion kit, because they have a moresecure attachment of the lower shock eye to the shock body, than the 1993 and earlier shocks.
  • The more secure eye attachment is necessary for the increased loads associated with a coil-over conversion.
  • Maximum Motorsports will only machine the grooves for a rear coil-over conversion into the 1994-04 Bilstein shocks. We will not machine grooves into any of the 1993 and earlier application Bilstein shocks because of the shock eyelet attachment.

MM Sport series and MM Race series shocks are based on the 1994-04 shock design.

SKU: B46-2148-H1 Categories: ,

Product Description

1987-93 Bilstein HD series shock (24-021487)

1987-93 Mustang, Bilstein HD series shock for solid axle Mustang, with dust boot.

  • Suitable for stock-location springs. See chart below for spring recommendations.
  • Why install SN95 shocks on a Fox chassis? ┬áSee below.

For more details and technical information, scroll down.

Heavy Duty (HD) Bilstein Spring Recommendations
Conventional Spring Sets MM Road & Track
H&R Race
H&R Super Sport
H&R Sport
Eibach Pro-Kit
Stock Springs
  • Firm, yet good ride quality, as is expected of a performance car
  • Bilstein struts and shocks are made with patented mono-tube technology
  • High nitrogen gas pressure prevents oil foaming and resultant fading
  • Monotube design has better heat dissipation than twin-tube dampers, keeps the oil cooler, and decreases heat-induced damper fade
  • Velocity-sensitive valving improves ride quality
  • Each Bilstein strut and shock is tested on a shock dyno
  • Not suitable for a coil-over conversion. Use GBE5-6418-H4 instead.
  • Bilstein struts and shocks include dustcovers
  • MM Sport series and MM Race series dampers are better suited for more aggressive spring rates.

Heavy Duty (HD) Bilsteins work very well in street applications with a variety of conventional springs. They are designed to deliver the best possible ride quality coupled with impressive street performance. The HD series dampers were not designed for use with overly aggressive spring rates. For dampers more suited to aggressive spring rates, see the MM Sport series and MM Race series dampers.

The HD series rear shocks must have a groove machined in the shock housing to accept the MM rear coil-over conversion kit. To obtain grooved shocks, either order package number BIL-7.1, or rear shocks part number GBE5-6418-H4.

While they are non-adjustable, Bilstein’s unique deflective-disc valve design instantaneously self-adjusts to changing road surfaces. Their performance does not degrade with age, usage, or heat, requiring no compensating manual adjustments as with other brands. Bilstein uses a patented mono-tube design that allows for a larger piston size than is possible with a twin-tube damper. The mono-tube design provides better heat dissipation to keep the damper’s oil cooler, and decreases heat-induced damper fade. High-pressure nitrogen gas prevents oil foaming and fading. Every Bilstein damper is tested on a shock dyno before leaving the factory to ensure quality.

All Bilstein struts and shocks include dustcovers suitable for use with conventional springs.

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