Old Man Emu BP-51 High Performance Lift Kit for 2005+ Toyota Tacoma
Although there are subtle differences between the last generation Tacoma and the new generation, with the adjustable nature of the BP-51 the OME engineers have been able to tune and design the BP-51 package to suit both applications. This 2005-2016 Tacoma lift kit package consists of 2 front coil-overs, 2 rear shock absorbers and 2 fit kits.
The front coil-overs have been tuned in both length and feel specifically to the Tacoma and are capable of satisfying setups with and without accessories (bumpers, winch, etc). Specific reservoir brackets on this Old Man Emu Tacoma lift kit have been designed for application specific reservoir placement and also relocation of the sway bar to allow clearance at the spring seat. While the front coil-overs are adjustable in height, this 2005-2016 Tacoma lift kit system has been designed for a 2 inch (50mm) ride height increase and a minimum of 2 inch (50 mm) down travel.
Rear shock absorbers have been tuned in length and valved specific to the Tacoma. To accommodate the large body size of BP-51 a specific lower mount bracket has been developed to provide clearance to the axle. Specific reservoir brackets have also been developed and are included in the rear fit kit. The rear dampers are tuned to match the existing range of rear Old Man Emu springs.
Recommended compression and rebound settings can be found in the supplied fitting instructions for the various spring options available. The fitting instructions for this 2005-2016 Tacoma lift kit include detailed information for correct installation of the shock absorber and reservoir placement. Please note there is a left hand and right hand application due to the different reservoir mounting method and locations.
Please Note: We include Upper Control Arms at no additional cost with this Old Man Emu Tacoma lift kit. UCA improve droop travel, drivability and tire wear as well as adjusting tire position in your wheel well with adjustable front upper control arms. Featuring an upgraded greaseable ball joint, this arm is designed to correct alignment angles while maintaining factory ride quality. The integrated tubular and cast steel designs provide the strength and durability needed for the most demanding environments. These remove and replace arms are sold in pairs.
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 6061 T6 aluminum, Type 3 40 micron hard anodized ensuring exceptional heat dissipation, corrosion resistance and resistance to stone damage.
Not only 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 coilover 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 orientated 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 coilover IFS or many rear shock absorber applications.
Other areas that had to be considered were corrosion, heat dissipation, durability and how do 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.
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
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