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BP-51 High Performance Bypass Shock Absorbers for the Jeep Wrangler
JK are now available for a 2” suspension lift.
Old Man Emu is pleased to release the latest application of BP-51 High Performance
Bypass shock absorbers, engineered specifically for the Jeep Wrangler JK with a 2 inch /
50mm lift. This package consists of 2 front shock absorbers, 2 rear shock absorbers and
2 fit kits. These dampers for have been tuned specifically for the 2 inch (50mm) version of the OME suspension system.
Old Man Emu brings racing technology to every day adventures:
BP-51 (Bypass 51mm diameter bore) shock absorbers feature revolutionary, patent pending technology developed to deliver unparalleled on and off road performance.
Developed and extensively tested under the harshest conditions in Australia, these big bore, position sensitive bypass shock absorbers with remote reservoir are designed to bolt onto your vehicle without any vehicle modifications and combine considerable ride comfort around town with significant amounts of end-zone damping for exceptional chassis control and handling off road.
The damping performance is easily adjustable across a wide range of rebound and compression, resulting in significant changes to the ride performance of your vehicle, enabling a custom tune to suit the conditions and vehicle set up. The body, reservoir and components are all made from aircraft grade (6061 T6 ) aluminum with a Type 3, 40 micron hard anodize ensuring exceptional heat dissipation, corrosion resistance and resistance to stone damage.
Designed, developed and tested entirely by ARB’s team of Old Man Emu ride engineers, all BP-51 shock absorbers are manufactured in-house by ARB. In order to achieve this, significant investment has been made in state of the art machinery providing ARB total control of the manufacturing process to ensure the highest possible quality.
Design & Development:
The OME engineers were given a challenge to design a high performance shock absorber for the modern day vehicle. With more and more vehicles moving to an independent front suspension set up, the challenge grows as you have limited travel and restrictions to what you can actually fit within a coil-over strut set up.
With traditional velocity sensitive shock absorbers, achieving exceptional ride quality and the balance between comfort and control tuning requires a great deal of time and effort, with many valving changes required to get the balance correct. You still end up with a compromise with either a slightly firmer controlled set up or softer comfort oriented result.
Bypass technology exists to overcome some of these ride quality challenges but presents a new challenge as traditional multiple bypass tube products simply won’t fit inside a coil-over IFS or many rear shock absorber applications.
Other areas that had to be considered were corrosion, heat dissipation, durability and how you cater for individual ride preferences or vehicle loading scenarios. The product also needs to easily bolt into a large range of vehicle applications without modifications to the actual vehicle.