Porsche replacement shock absorbers from BILSTEIN: 100% PASM-compatible

March 31, 2022 3 min read

With “Porsche Active Suspension Management” (PASM), Porsche drivers enjoy superior driving dynamics combined with the best possible comfort. PASM is a system that we at BILSTEIN are also proud of. After all, Porsche’s suspension system is based on our innovative DampTronic® technology. That’s why BILSTEIN is one of the few suppliers to offer shock absorbers for Porsche models with 100% PASM compatibility.

100 % Porsche PASM compatible – 100 % driving pleasure

“Comfortable or dynamic?” A few years ago, car manufacturers had to decide on one of these two focal points early on in the development of their vehicles. After all, passive shock absorbers of classic design only have one characteristic curve that defines the damping behaviour. Their tuning can therefore only ever be a compromise between comfortable and dynamic tuning.

Modern shock absorber with active control, on the other hand, enables the perfect balancing act, as the suspension can be adapted to the prevailing situation on the road: either completely automatically or at the touch of a button. One example is “Porsche Active Suspension Management” (PASM), which is based on BILSTEIN’s innovative DampTronic® technology. Accordingly, the suspension specialists from Germany also offer suitable products with full PASM compatibility in the independent aftermarket (IAM).

“Two suspensions in one”

“For Porsche, we are one of the very few suppliers that offer these shock absorbers in the aftermarket,” reveals Mustafa Yavuz, who is responsible for the technical support of workshops at BILSTEIN Technical Support. “Of course, in the IAM we also benefit significantly from our expertise in original equipment.”

Porsche PASM: How it works

Porsche drivers can set different damper characteristics and thus settings with PASM. In the normal setting, the suspension is comfortably tuned. In the Sport setting, on the other hand, a stiffer damper characteristic is activated, which enables more agile driving with less body movements.

If you like, the active system combines two suspension systems in one: a sporty and comfortable one for the long haul and a particularly sporty one for the circuit. This wide spread between sharp driving dynamics and high comfort is particularly important for the Porsche brand and its sophisticated clientele.

As with the OEM parts, the PASM-compatible suspension components from BILSTEIN are easy to install according to the plug & play principle. This applies to OE replacements and improved OE replacements, as well as to the performance segment. The harmonious damper settings were developed on the test bench and in BILSTEIN road tests.

However, BILSTEIN shock absorbers support all factory features, and not just for Porsche. Mustafa Yavuz: “Whether it’s PASM for Porsche, Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) for Volkswagen, C.A.T.S. for Jaguar Land Rover or the adaptive suspensions for BMW or Mercedes-Benz: workshops will find the right solution from us in the field of adjustable shock absorbers for every vehicle model.”

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