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Old Man Emu BP-51 Toyota 4Runner Installation

The installation of the Old Man Emu BP51 front coilovers and rear shocks are pretty straight forward. One part that may be slightly different from other brands, or non-reservoir setups, are the unique reservoir mounts in the OME kit. We’ve installed all sorts of reservoir shock setups on many different Toyotas, and no two reservoir mounts are the same. The front and rear mounting kits are also unique to the BP51 shocks, since the 2.8 inch bodies require special clearance requirements in the rear of the vehicle. Old Man Emu BP-51 Overview Compression Adjustment Rebound Adjustment Internal Bypass 3 Year...

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Old Man Emu BP-51 Tacoma Review

Before putting the BP-51 Internal Bypass shocks to the test, our ICON Vehicle Dynamics Stage 8 setup took the most abuse on the Tacoma, by a long shot. It excelled at taking hard hits at high speeds, handling abuse and unpredictable terrain, becoming smoother as the Tacoma went faster. Yes, race shocks get smoother as you go faster, its awesome. After thrashing on the ICON setup for 60k miles, it was time for a rebuild, and a new shock setup. Baseline The baseline for this review is 270,000 miles on the Tacoma, and 5 different shock absorber types. Factory TRD...

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Bilstein 8112 and 8100 New Applications

The release of the Bilstein 8112 & 8100 setup for the Tacoma back in 2017 lit a fire in the offroad industry, new technology in a compact package for the adventure enthusiast. Bilstein has heard the calls of “More applications please!” and are slowly rolling out options for other Toyotas, Lexus, and now Jeep models. Bilstein’s state of the art shock design and manufacturing here in the USA has resulted in one of the leading shock offerings for the below applications. 8112 Zone Control Coilovers - Independent Front Suspension (IFS) trucks like the Tacoma, 4Runner, and Tundra use these in...

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Bilstein 8100 First Impressions and Wrangler Review

Its just not fair to compare the Bilstein 8100 external bypass shocks against the previous setups on this 2019 Jeep Wrangler JLU, but we’re going to do it anyways. Suspension Timeline This JLU has previously seen the stock suspension, then the Rock Sport shocks from Metal Cloak when the 3.5” lift kit was installed. After about 10k miles with the base lift kit, Fox 2.0 IFP shocks were installed, which improved offroad performance significantly in terms of taking harder hits and bottom out resistance in the faster terrain. After Fox, we had to pit the King 2.0 head to head...

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