BP-51 Suspension for the Defender 110/130

20th March, 2019

The iconic Land Rover Defender has been gracing the tracks since the early 1980s. The coil sprung, live axle vehicle took the 4×4 community by storm, impressing even the harshest critics. Across the years many people and companies have modified the Defender to improve the capability and comfort of the vehicle.

On the back of many successful applications ARB has now released the Old Man Emu BP-51 Shock Absorbers for the Land Rover Defender 110 and 130 models. With on-vehicle compression and rebound adjustability, the BP-51 leads the in on-and off-road drivability in a simple to install vehicle-specific application.

To boost the articulation in the vehicle, the ARB engineers have reconfigured areas of the vehicle to allow full movement of the shock for a longer-range of travel, allowing 9.5in in the front and 9.3in in the rear.

For the serious Defender enthusiast, a few modifications won’t scare them off. Extensions to the front and rear bump stops, sway bar, and rear upper shock mount plus a front shock turret replacement are all necessary hardware to correctly fit this application of BP-51 remote reservoir.