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Thread: ARB BP51 By Pass Shocks now available.

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    ARB BP51 By Pass Shocks now available.

    Ok, these are now available for our 110s and 130s.
    The down side for heavy vehicles is that due to their long travel, they raise the Defender 50mm, requiring the use of double Cardin prop shafts.
    Now for the price, $6,000 for the lesser diameter prop shaft, $8,000 for the larger diameter HD prop shaft!
    Wow!
    I may not need different springs as I have HD Kings already fitted, so if I only require the smaller diameter prop shaft, Iím only up for that and the shocks and their fitting kit.
    probably longer braided brake lines as well.
    My Terrafirmas are leaking after nearly 90,000kms on my heavy 110, so Iím happy with their service and itís tome to replace them.
    I really donít know if I want to spend $6,000 on the ARB units and required prop shaft mod, or go with Komi Raids.
    Would the By Pass shock be that much better? They are Shock Absorber porn you must admit!
    Decisions decisions.
    comments welcome.

    Ken
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    You can save a bucket load of coin by getting Tom Wood to make a DC shaft, or Hardy Spicer here.
    I haven't priced a TW DC shaft for a while but they can be landed for well under A$1000.

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    Are these bypass shocks or remote canisters?
    Cheers
    Slunnie


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    Internal ByPass. Hence the BP in the name. 51 = 2" bore. Made in Australia. Nice bit of gear.
    DiscoClax
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    Wow. What a rip off. 1310 DC shafts are $400US off the shelf every day.

    What about all of the other required parts like brake lines, spring retainers and bump stops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red90 View Post
    Wow. What a rip off. 1310 DC shafts are $400US off the shelf every day.

    What about all of the other required parts like brake lines, spring retainers and bump stops?
    Knowing arb, the shock probably isn't even that long. They generally only cater for a 2" lift.
    They are very nice shocks though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slunnie View Post
    Are these bypass shocks or remote canisters?
    By Pass.
    2012 Defender 110 (Silver) 2013 Discovery HSE (White)
    BAS 170, Uprated inter cooler & radiator, Exhaust mods, Engine watch dog, Terrafirma shocks and RTC Dampener, King springs, Long Ranger tank, Recaros', Dual battery, LED lighting, Rhino rack, Etc etc.

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    2012 Defender 110 (Silver) 2013 Discovery HSE (White)
    BAS 170, Uprated inter cooler & radiator, Exhaust mods, Engine watch dog, Terrafirma shocks and RTC Dampener, King springs, Long Ranger tank, Recaros', Dual battery, LED lighting, Rhino rack, Etc etc.

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    I don't remember seeing prices like that for dc prop shafts. Just buy the gear and get them fitted somewhere else.

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    A lot of coin.......

    I did mine awhile ago

    HD defender front springs
    Superior engineering remote adjustable shocks and towers.
    Didnít need bump stops spacers.
    Shock mount to mount measured to select correct

    Probably spent $1200 ish.

    I mounted my shock outside tower and probably need 0 offset rims as the tyre rubs on the shock. If shock ms were inside than no new rims required.

    The ARB shock ls would only just be long enough, with sway bar fitted they would be OK.

    Not sure why you need bump stop spacers the the closed measurement should easily accommodate the springs and shocks.

    Either way Iím sure itís a nice kit.....but sadly out of my budget.

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