Bilstein PSS9 (B14) Coilover Kit - VW Mk5 Rabbit, GTI, Jetta, R32, Mk6 Jetta, B6/B7 Passat, CC, Audi 8P A3
Bilstein B14 (PSS) suspension kits feature ride height adjustability in an OE quality, direct fit package. These kits offer monotube performance dampers with matched springs that are tuned for each specific application. The zinc coated and threaded body design will give you the flexibility to find the perfect ride height setting for your intended use while providing unsurpassed protection against the harshest road elements. B14 (PSS) suspension kits are made in Germany and feature technology tested on the famed Nurburgring.
The BILSTEIN B14 kit is road-tested under extreme motorsport conditions. This kit allows you to lower your vehicle approximately 30mm to 50mm, front and back, providing maximum flexibility and pure individuality.
This system features both coil-over and standard monotube gas pressure shocks with performance level valving along with application specific, progressive rate coil springs. Ride height adjustments can be made on the vehicle without removing the suspension. The solid aluminum spring seat and lock nut allow a selective adjustment of the vehicle's ride height. Spring travel and vehicle body height change, but the spring seat remains pre-loaded throughout the allowable range of adjustment.
Features and benefits
- Threaded body allows lowering of approximately 30mm to 50mm
- Tested by our engineers under motorsport conditions
- Triple-C-Technology® surface coating for long lasting corrosion resistance
About the Bilstein Shocks Included in this System
All Bilstein gas pressure struts/inserts and gas pressure shock absorbers operate on the same principle. They are manufactured with the rod pointing down into the strut tube, thereby utilizing the thicker, stouter body portion of the shock absorber to dissipate side loads. Consequently, due to the increased diameter and surface of the pressure tube, the Bilstein gas pressure strut/insert or shock is better suited to take increased side loads when compared with the conventional version.
Additional advantages, based on development strongly influenced by the motorsport industry, include greater stability, better road handling, and accurate steering. And extremely high quality manufacturing and materials as well as a weather resistant coating to resist oxidation, mean Bilsteins will last approximately four times as long as Original Equipment.
Battling Heat Build Up
Conventional shocks trap the heat within the shock body and prevent adequate dissipation, making them prone to heat build up, fade and eventual failure.
Bilstein's patented design allows the excessive heat from the oil to transfer to the outer surface of the shock body and dissipate more efficiently. The dividing piston also permits the oil to expand as heat builds, preventing aeration (foaming) and viscosity loss. This allows the shock to maintain full damping characteristics as temperatures rise.
The tube of a Bilstein gas pressure shock or strut is fabricated using a special extrusion method. This process achieves an extremely tight peak-to-valley tolerance and maintains consistent wall thickness. Bilstein's seamless monotube design provides superior tube strength while maximizing heat dissipation and shock life.
Ride Comfort and Performance Without Compromise
The piston head design allows independent tuning of the compression and rebound damping forces to provide optimum ride comfort and performance without compromise. It features fewer parts than most conventional designs. The product's simple, yet exceptionally functional digressive design contributes to the extreme durability and long life of Bilstein Shock Absorbers.
Bilstein's shock bodies are precision formed through a unique seamless extrusion process. This provides superior strength along with high finish tolerances. The shock body is then treated with a special paint finish durable enough to withstand grueling 240-hour salt spray tests. The finished body is mated with a solid, induction-hardened steel chrome plated and polished shaft, machined valving components and highest quality seals.
- 2006-2009 VW Mk5 Rabbit, Jetta, GTI, GLI
- 2008 VW Mk5 R32
- 2010-2011 VW Mk5 Jetta
- 2011-2018 VW Mk6 Jetta, GLI
- 2006-2011 VW B6 Passat 2.0T, 3.6L
- 2009-2017 VW B6 CC 2.0T, 3.6L
- 2012+ VW B7 Passat 1.8T, 2.0T, 3.6L
- 2006-2014 Audi A3
Bilstein products are backed by an aftermarket lifetime warranty.
Please note: These coilovers do not fit vehicles equipped with a rear beam. Does not fit vehicles equipped with factory electronically adjustable suspension system. Only fits vehicles with 55mm front struts.