OME BP-51 High Performance Bypass Shock Absorbers



ARB 4×4 Accessories, the company that revolutionized the 4×4 world with the Air Locker selectable differential, has now transformed the suspension world with the introduction of the Old Man Emu BP-51 High Performance Bypass Shock Absorbers. Bringing racing technology to your adventures, 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.


ARB OME BP-51 High Performance Internal Bypass Shock Absorbers

Developed and tested extensively in some of Australia’s most rugged environments, these big bore, position sensitive bypass shock absorbers with remote reservoir are designed to be fitted without any need for vehicle modification. This design combines considerable ride comfort around town with significant amounts of end-zone damping for exceptional chassis control and handling off road. In addition to the velocity sensitive damping which used in most shock absorbers, where the faster the piston moves, the higher the level of damping is generated, BP-51 shock absorbers also generate damping dependent on the position of the piston within the shock absorber’s body via their internal bypass design.


ARB OME BP-51 High Performance Internal Bypass Shock Absorbers

This bypass design results in an ability for the shock absorber to provide the best of both worlds, a comfortable and compliant ride during normal driving and a more controlled ride over challenging terrain. With greater levels of damping generated at each end of the stroke, the piston slows as it approaches full compression and extension, preventing harsh topping out against the bump stop and allowing large bumps and corrugations to be easily absorbed.

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.


ARB OME BP-51 High Performance Internal Bypass Shock Absorbers

The body, reservoir and components are all made from aircraft grade (6061 T6) aluminum, with a type 3, 40 micron hard anodized finish, ensuring exceptional heat dissipation and resistance to corrosion and stone damage.


ARB OME BP-51 High Performance Internal Bypass Shock Absorbers

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 and hard anodizing equipment, allowing ARB total control of the manufacturing process to ensure the highest possible quality.

Shock absorber and coil over assemblies will be competitively priced with vehicle specific fitting kits at an additional cost. These fitting kits will allow the mounting of the external reservoir in vehicle-specifc location, creating a clean and straightforward solution to a traditional challenge of other reservoir systems.


The coilover applications come pre-loaded with the appropriate coil spring and are adjusted to the proper height for vehicles equipped with a bumper and winch (heavy load). If a vehicle does not have additional weight on the front end, the preload on the springs can be adjusted to the appropriate levels. ARB recommends that this is done using the BP- 51 Spring Compressor Tool (VM80020001). Some applications will have side specific part numbers (left/right) due to the location of the external reservoir.

In North America, the initial applications of Jeep JK Wrangler, FJ Cruiser (2010-2014), Toyota 200 Series and HiLux 2005+ will be available late summer 2015 with other applications rolled out in the months following. Soon to be released applications will include the Toyota Tacoma, Toyota 4Runner (2010+), and Toyota FJ Cruiser (2007-2009).


  • Bypass technology with remote reservoir
  • Vehicle specific applications
  • Independently adjustable for both rebound and compression
  • Hard anodized, aircraft grade (6061 T6) aluminum body, reservoir and components
  • Adjustable spring preload/ride height adjustment
  • High pressure nitrogen reservoir with aluminum, anodized floating piston
  • 19mm hard chromed ground shaft with impact resistant, replaceable shaft guard
  • Dash 6 high temperature Teflon® hose with high flow fittings
  • Large Teflon® line spherical bearings on coilover applications
  • Each coilover comes pre-loaded with a coil, set to the appropriate height for bumper/winch combination

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New ARB Touring Awning Accessories



After 12 months of prototyping and testing, a range of accessories for the ARB Touring awnings has been developed to further enhance their functionality.

Manufactured from the same quality materials as the ARB Roof Top Tents and Touring Awnings, each accessory has been developed with durability and ease of use in mind.

Designed to suit 2500 and 2000 model awnings, a fully enclosed room with a solid floor and a three wall set can be used to turn an awning into a fully or partially enclosed area to provide additional weather protection or privacy. Manufactured from lightweight PU coated 300D oxford polyester as used on the ARB roof top tent fly, the room and three wall set hang below the awning without adding excessive weight that could damage the awning structure.

For 2500, 2000 & 1250 model awnings, front and side windbreak panels made of the same durable 300 gsm PU coated poly cotton canvas as the awning provide protection from wind, sun and rain. Side wind breaks suit all model awnings whilst specific front windbreaks are available for the three different width awnings.

Each accessory has been designed for use on vehicles where awnings are mounted between 75 & 83 inches from the ground.



Designed to function as a fully enclosed room, the awning room includes a durable floor, two large mesh windows with roll up blinds and a zippered door with solid and mesh panels. The awning room is fully enclosed as it has an integrated roof that hangs just below the main awning canvas.

The rear wall features a central door that can be used to access the vehicle rear door or canopy (depending on awning mounting position) along with additional ventilation panels and access points for 12v/120v power leads.

The room attaches to the underside of the awning in the same method as the mosquito net room, being clipped to the awning arms and legs and attached to the awning front and rear beam by rope/sail tracks.

The side walls of the room have a slight taper towards the outer awning beam to help encourage water run
off however in heavy rain, the roof angle should be increased to ensure no water pooling occurs on the awning roof, otherwise damage to the awning can occur.

Hardened steel pegs are supplied to firmly anchor the room to the ground via adjustable tension straps.



The three wall set is comprised of three individual walls that wrap around the outside of the awning legs. Joined together by a zip, each wall can be used individually, as a pair or set.

The end and L/H side wall each feature a window comprised of half mesh and half clear pvc. The window blind can be rolled up halfway to expose the clear pvc for use in inclement weather, or fully to expose the mesh for additional ventilation. The window blind also incorporates eyelets so that it can be pegged out at an angle for shade or rain protection. The R/H wall features a zippered door section that can be rolled up for easy access.

At the bottom of each wall is a mud/storm flap with adjustable tension straps and eyelets to secure the walls to the ground. The three wall set is supplied with hardened steel pegs.



Awnings are great for providing protection from the
sun and rain, however not from wind. But the addition
of front and side windbreaks not only provides wind protection but helps secure the awning with an additional 4 tie down points per windbreak.

Designed to angle out from the awning, windbreaks also offer additional protection from the rain and with
a UVP50+ rating, give extra shade and sun protection. They are also great for creating extra space for items like swags beneath the awning.



Mosquito net rooms have been available for touring awnings for many years however the current model has seen many upgrades including the addition of the mud/ storm flap to reduce grass seeds etc from collecting in the lower sections of the mesh. The overall size has been increased slightly to allow easier fitment and all seams have been double stitched to provide additional strength.

Manufactured from 48 gsm ‘no see um’ midge proof mesh, the net room is available for 2500 and 2000 model awnings.



With a unique head design, the ARB Supergrip Sand Peg offers more grip in surfaces such as sand, soft soils and snow than traditional tent pegs.

Bright orange color reduces tripping hazard and makes pegs easy to find. Packed as a set of four.

Suitable for use with ARB Touring Awnings, ARB Track Shelters, Skydome Swags, ARB Guy Ropes, Tarpaulins, Tents & Canopies.



The perfect companion for ARB Awnings, Track Shelters and Skydome swags & Super Grip Sand Pegs, ARB Guy Ropes incorporate a spring loaded tensioning system that absorbs shock to the peg in windy conditions, helping to keep the guy rope taut and the peg firmly planted in the ground.

Bright orange anodized aluminium runner. 6mm x 3m reflective rope reduces tripping hazard and helps make ropes visible at night. Packed as a set of two.


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