30th June, 2016

The ultimate in off road suspension, Old Man Emu’s new (patent-pending) high performance BP-51 bypass shock absorbers have been released for the popular Nissan Patrol GQ & GU series. Suspension set up is critical for 4WD vehicles to ensure that your vehicle maintains its safe handling characteristics when you modify the weight, height and geometry to suit your off road plans.

Old Man Emu is pleased to release the latest application of BP-51 high performance bypass shock absorbers, engineered specifically for the Nissan Patrol GU/GQ. This package consists of 2 front dampers, 2 rear dampers and 2 fit kits. 2 different lift versions will be available with the first version suitable for lifts up to 50mm (2 inch) and the second, long travel version, suitable for lifts of 75 to 100mm (3 to 4 inch).

The dampers for the GU Patrol have been tuned specifically to the vehicle geometry, weight and the OME coils. Extensive testing was conducted to ensure the vehicle has a high amount of roll control but still provides a plush ride that BP-51 inherently has. Off road testing was also extensively conducted to ensure that the vehicle can handle a wide variety of terrain for long periods of time.

The front dampers have been designed with a simple reservoir bracket that mounts to the top of the spring tower of all GQ/GU types.

The rear dampers have been designed with another simple bracket that mounts to the fuel tank fasteners. The rear bracket is adaptable to both the OE and ARB fuel tanks.

Recommended compression and rebound settings can be found in the supplied fitting instructions for loading scenarios that utilise the various spring options available. The fitting instructions include detailed information for correct installation of the shock absorber and reservoir placement.

BP-51 Key Features and Benefits:

  • Internal bypass, shim controlled, position sensitive damping
    – Provides comfort at ride height
    – Damping increases as you get closer to the end zone
    – Increased control at end zones
  •  Kidney bypass ports/51mm bore diameter
    – Maximum bore size and bypass diameter for greater oil volume
    – More tunable, ability to generate force
  •  Vehicle specific applications
    – No fitting modifications required
    – Fit kits included
  • External compression and rebound adjustment
    – On car adjustable
    – Independent adjustment of compression and rebound
    – Ultra wide range to suit varying loads and ride preferences
  • Body/Reservoir/Components 6061 T6 Aluminium
    – Heat dissipation
    – Corrosion resistance
  • Type 3, 40 micron, hard anodised finish
    – Corrosion resistance
    – Abrasion resistance to stone damage
  • DASH 6 high temperature Teflon hose with high flow fittings
    – No restriction of oil flow
  • High pressure Nitrogen reservoir with anodised aluminium piston
    – Increased oil volume
    – Maximise travel
  • Adjustable spring preload/ride height
    – Caters for varying loads
    – Coil over applications only
  • Impact resistant, replaceable shaft guard
    – Protects against stone damage
  • Quality oversized rubber bushings
    – Durability
  • Large Teflon lined spherical bearings
    – Durability
    – Coil over applications only
    – 3 year / 60,000 km warranty

OME BP-51 high performance bypass shock absorbers are the result of an extensive research, development and testing program. Watch the development story and discover what makes BP-51 the world’s best shock absorber for everyday 4WDs.

Please Note:

Long travel versions are deemed by Old Man Emu to be suitable for off road use and their legality for public use should be certified by the relevant Registration Authority. An Off Road Use Only Disclaimer must be signed by the customer. Modifications and replacement of other associated components will be required when fitting long travel shock absorbers.

Current Old Man Emu BP-51 Applications:

  • Toyota Hilux 2005
  • Toyota Hilux 2015
  • Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series
  • Toyota Landcruiser 70 Series
  • Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • Toyota Prado 150
  • Mazda BT-51
  • Ford Ranger
  • Nissan Patrol GU
  • Nissan Patrol GQ


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