2 x Pair OLD MAN EMU Nitrocharger Sport 11 inch travel + 5.5 inch Pin/Pin Challenge Shocks.
Part Number :- 60018GL-4, Challenge Old Man Emu +5.5 Inch Shocks – Four
Manufacturer :- Old Man Emu/ Gwyn Lewis 4×4
Shock Length open :- 664mm
Shock Length closed :- 390mm
Main Body Diameter :- 55mm
Plastic Shroud Diameter :- 66mm
Weight :- 14.5KG
Fits :- Defender 90,110,130 / Discovery 1 / RRC with our rear shock mounts and front turrets.
These shocks give a Medium Sport ride, we can supply the same shock with a firmer valving better suited for use on the rear of 110/130s or Land Rovers that are regularly carrying extra weight or towing. The part number for those is 60070GL.
I can also supply PEDDERS 9521LTGL, these give more of a comfort ride.
These OME shock absorbers are for our challenge suspension kit, they are a PIN/PIN fixing and will require our shock mounts to fit them on the front and rear of Land Rovers, they are 11 inch travel (+ 5.5 inch), they come ready assembled with the bushes and our bush isolation washers on each end,(these bush isolation washers are very important to help stop the pin of the shock wearing away, all our shocks come with them ready fitted) see the bush isolation washers in the Shocks and Springs section in my shop .
The OME Sport Shocks will give a much improved ride and handling quality over other long travel shock absorbers due to the multi-stacked rebound and compression valving, once the shock is compressed it is hard to pull out, this is what gives a much better handling as it stops body roll and bounce, but still giving a comfortable ride on and off road.
Procomp :- A budget shock better suited for use on a lighter weight trialer / offroader. The valving in these is soft, they will give a soft boaty ride on road, not recommended if your Land Rover is a heavier one or used for towing.
Bearmach 11” :- These are priced more like the budget Procomps are but they offer much better valving and build quality. The valving is more comparable to the Pedders, these will give better road manners than the procomps.
Pedders :- These are a quality Australian shock. We recommend you use the Pedders shocks if you want more of a comfort ride, they are better suited to a standard weight Land Rover or one that is carrying little extra weight. The valving is softer than the OME Sport but still able to provide very good road manners.
Old Man Emu Sport :- These have powerful valving which provides very good road manners, even on a heavier Land Rover without Anti Roll Bars fitted. They are available with a medium and firm sport ride. We recommend these for the best road manners but on a Land Rover carrying little extra weigh they do ride a bit hard.
These are the shocks I designed my Challenge Kit around some 20 years ago.
Please click HERE to download our Shock Bush Isolation Washers fitting instructions.