OME BP-51 Suspension – The Future is Here

05 March 2015

Designed, engineered and manufactured by ARB®, the Old Man Emu® BP-51 High Performance Shock Absorber is the next level of suspension solution.

After 4 years in the making and put through vigorous testing by the ARB® team out in the Australian outback; Arbil 4x4 is pleased to announce that this new suspension with bypass technology with remote reservoir will be hitting UK shores in the summer of 2015.

The team at ARB put this new technology to the test and filmed it all. Take a look below:

Traditional velocity sensitive shock absorbers require a great deal of fitment time to tune and make valving changes to get the balance between ride comfort and ride quality right. (And really it still results in a compromise with either a slightly firmer controlled set up or softer comfort orientated result.)

Bypass technology exists to overcome these ride quality challenges, but the BP-51 goes one step further as it assists with the elimination of the problem that many existing bypass solutions simply won’t fit inside a coil cover independent front suspension or many rear shock absorber applications.

The BP-51 systems have vehicle specific application – so the solution purchased is specifically designed and manufactured to suit one vehicle type, eliminating fitment issues.

The new BP-51 system with a large 51mm bore and position sensitive bypass shock absorbers with remote reservoir, are designed to bolt onto vehicles without any vehicle modifications and combine considerable ride comfort for road driving, whilst still having considerable amounts of end-zone damping for exceptional chassis control and handling off road.

The damping performance is easily adjustable across a wide range in both rebound and compression, resulting in significant changes to the ride performance for a vehicle; enabling custom tune to suit the conditions and vehicle set up.

The BP-51’s body, reservoir and components are all made from hard anodised aircraft grade 6061 T6 aluminium, ensuring exceptional heat dissipation, corrosion resistance and resistance to stone damage.

Want to see more of this new and innovative technology? Take a look at the below promo video from ARB®

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