ARB 4×4 Accessories has introduced the Old Man Emu BP-51 High Performance Bypass Shock Absorbers for ’06+ JKs with 3.5-4.5″ of lift. The OME BP-51 shock absorbers feature revolutionary, patent-pending technology developed by the Old Man Emu engineers to deliver unparalleled on and off road performance.
The BP5160021 has been specifically matched to the Old Man Emu JK 4 inch suspension kit (OMEJK4) and is a direct replacement for the front shock absorber supplied in that kit. A longer version has also been developed (BP5160022) for longer travel applications. The front fit kit includes all mounting hardware required to fit the shock absorber and reservoir. A lower shock absorber mount has been designed that repositions the shock to provide clearance between the shock body and the chassis rail.
The rear shock has been designed to fit within the factory mounts and includes a stone guard to protect the shaft from front wheel stone damage. The rear fit kit consists of a reservoir piggy back clamp and mounting hardware. It is worth noting the fitting instructions to ensure correct positioning of the reservoir to ensure clearance to other components. Both front and rear shock absorbers will be factory set in compression and rebound. Recommended settings for variations in load and accessory fitment are suggested in the included fitting instructions. Damping performance is easily adjustable across a wide range in both rebound and compression, allowing the user to alter the vehicle’s ride performance and cater for different road conditions and vehicle loading scenarios.
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