POWAY, CA. – More Crossover utility drivers will soon be able to get a little further off the ground and enjoy the perfect ride, both on and off-road.

BILSTEIN is pleased to announce the B8 TerraSport direct fit shocks for the fourth-gen Subaru Outback (BR) and the fifth-gen (BS) CUVs will be available in September and October 2023. These BILSTEIN shocks are designed to increase ground clearance, lift vehicle by 1 to 2 inches, depending on the application, and improve off-road capability for CUVs.

The B8 TerraSport was originally introduced at the Overland Expo West May 19-21 in Flagstaff, Arizona with fitments for the 2015-2020 Jeep Renegade, 2013-2018 Toyota RAV4 models and 2013-2017 Subaru Crosstrek models.

Built with Bilstein’s Patented digressive valving, which instantly reacts to changing surface conditions, off-roading enthusiasts can safely traverse backcountry terrain without sacrificing ride comfort or quality. And owners can enjoy savings since B8 TerraSport shocks offer a more affordable option than lift spacers/springs.

Current vehicle availability includes Jeep Renegade, Toyota RAV4 (4th Gen), Subaru XV/Crosstrek (GP + GT), and the Subaru Forester (SH). Future applications for the Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, Ford Bronco Sport, Ford Maverick, Honda Passport, and Kia Telluride are in development.

MakeModelYearLaunch Date
Jeep Renegade 2015-2021 Available
Toyota RAV4 (A4) 2013-2018 Available
Subaru XV/Crosstrek (GP) 2013-2017 Available
Subaru Crosstrek (GT) 2018+ Available
Subaru Forester (SH) 2009-2013 Available
Subaru Outback (BR) 2010-2014 9/1/2023
Subaru Outback (BS) 2015-2019 10/1/2023
Toyota RAV4 (A5) 2019+ 7/1/2024*
Subaru Forester (SJ) 2014-2018 8/1/2024*
Ford Bronco Sport 2021+ 10/1/2024*
Ford Maverick (W8) 2022+ 10/1/2024*
Subaru Forester (SK) 2019+ 11/1/2024*
Subaru Outback (BT) 2020+ 12/1/2024*
Honda Passport (YF) 2019+ 2/1/2025*
Kia Telluride (ON) 2020+ 3/1/2025*
Subaru Ascent 2019+ 4/1/2025*

By utilizing the vehicle’s factory coil springs and OEM mounting locations, the B8 TerraSport shocks offer a precise, direct fit and are easy to install. Vehicles can still be aligned to factory specifications, avoiding abnormal wear and tear that can come with some after-market products.

Product highlights include: 

  • Lifts vehicle 1-2 inches, depending on application
  • Increases ground clearance, approach and departure angles for improved off-road capability
  • Direct fit and easy installation
  • Vehicle can be aligned to factory specifications
  • Patented digressive valving instantly reacts to changing surface conditions
  • Extremely affordable and practical alternative to lift spacers/springs

BILSTEIN’s B8 Terrasport shocks are valved and tuned for the specific year, make and model of your vehicle.

To learn more, visit https://offroad.bilstein.com/en-us/products/bilstein-b8-terrasport/.

About thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America 

Founded in 1873, BILSTEIN is the world’s leading manufacturer of shock absorbers and suspension technology. With their main headquarters located in Germany, BILSTEIN is an original equipment supplier to BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, GM, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota and many others. Today, BILSTEIN Aftermarket and Motorsports has grown to nearly 980 employees located in three locations around the United States and distributes more than 3,500 part numbers into the U.S. aftermarket. BILSTEIN operates within ThyssenKrupp Component Technologies Group. For more information, please visit www.bilstein.com.