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Old Man Emu NitroCharger Sport Shock Absorber

Old Man Emu Front NitroCharger Sport Shock (60037) $105 each

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These NitroCharger Sport shocks are designed to be fitted to the front of all Discovery Series Is, Range Rover Classics, Defender 90s, and Defender 110s that have been lifted with Old Man Emu Springs. The NitroCharger Sport shocks are firmer and offer greater stability and control over a larger range of weight capacities than past NitroCharger designs. Consequently, we recommend that even unladen vehicles be fitted with the NitroCharger Sport shocks for best overall performance. All hardware and bushings required for proper installation are included.

Old Man Emu NitroCharger Sport Shock Absorber

Old Man Emu Rear NitroCharger Sport Shock (60039) $105 each

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These NitroCharger Sport shocks are designed to be fitted to the rear of all Discovery Series Is, Range Rover Classics, Defender 90s, and Defender 110s that have been lifted with Old Man Emu Springs. The NitroCharger Sport shocks are firmer and offer greater stability and control over a larger range of weight capacities than past NitroCharger designs. Consequently, we recommend that even unladen vehicles be fitted with the NitroCharger Sport shocks for best overall performance. All hardware and bushings required for proper installation are included.

Old Man Emu NitroCharger Sport Shock Absorber

Old Man Emu Front NitroCharger Sport Shock (60024) $105 each

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These NitroCharger Sport shocks are designed to be fitted to the front of all Discovery Series IIs that have been lifted with Old Man Emu Springs. The NitroCharger Sport shocks are firmer and offer greater stability and control over a larger range of weight capacities than past NitroCharger designs. Consequently, we recommend that even unladen vehicles be fitted with the NitroCharger Sport shocks for best overall performance. All hardware and bushings required for proper installation are included.

Old Man Emu NitroCharger Sport Shock Absorber

Old Man Emu Rear NitroCharger Sport Shock (60025) $105 each

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These NitroCharger Sport shocks are designed to be fitted to the rear of all Discovery Series IIs that have been lifted with Old Man Emu Springs. The NitroCharger Sport shocks are firmer and offer greater stability and control over a larger range of weight capacities than past NitroCharger designs. Consequently, we recommend that even unladen vehicles be fitted with the NitroCharger Sport shocks for best overall performance. All hardware and bushings required for proper installation are included.

Old Man Emu LTR Long Travel Remote Shock Absorber

Old Man Emu Long Travel Remote Front Shocks (LTR04F) $305 each

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These LTR shocks are designed to be fitted to the front of all Discovery Series Is and coilsprung Range Rover Classics that require performance under extreme conditions. All hardware and bushings required for proper installation of both the shock and reservoir are included.

Old Man Emu LTR Long Travel Remote Shock Absorber

Old Man Emu Long Travel Remote Rear Shocks (LTR04R) $305 each

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These LTR shocks are designed to be fitted to the rear of the Discovery Series Is and coilsprung Range Rover Classics that require performance under extreme conditions. All hardware and bushings required for proper installation of both the shock and reservoir are included.

Old Man Emu SD32 Steering Damper

Old Man Emu Defender Steering Damper (SD32) $88 each

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The SD32 Steering Damper is a drop-in replacement for the factory steering damper on all Defenders, and is also commonly used on aftermarket relocation kits for Discovery Series Is and Range Rover Classics to move the vulnerable steering damper from below the front axle to above the drag link.

Old Man Emu SD11 Steering Damper

Old Man Emu Discovery Series I And Range Rover Classic Steering Damper (SD11) $88 each

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The SD11 Steering Damper is a drop-in replacement for the factory steering damper on all Discovery Series Is and Range Rover Classics.

Old Man Emu SD02 Steering Damper

Old Man Emu Discovery Series II Steering Damper (SD02) $88 each

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The SD02 Steering Damper is a drop-in replacement for the factory steering damper on all Discovery Series IIs.

 

 

Old Man Emu Shock Absorber Application And Selection Guide

 

Defender 90

Part No.

Axle

Recommended Application

Compressed Length (mm)

Extended Length (mm)

     

OMESD32

-

Steering Damper

440

680

Add to cart

N45F

Front

Light Load (0 to 110 lbs.)

324

554

     

N115

Front

Heavy Load (110 lbs to 220 lbs.)

324

554

 

60037

Front

All Loads

329

553

Add to cart

LTR05F

Front

All Loads And Racing

324

554

Add to cart

N46/N27

Rear

Medium Load (unspecified)

340

560

     

N44

Rear

Heavy Load (440 lbs.)

340

560

 

60039

Rear

All Loads

346

560

Add to cart

LTR05R

Rear

All Loads And Racing

340

560

Add to cart

Defender 110

Part No.

Axle

Recommended Application

Compressed Length (mm)

Extended Length (mm)

     

OMESD32

-

Steering Damper

440

680

Add to cart

N45F

Front

Light Load (0 to 110 lbs.)

324

554

     

N115

Front

Heavy Load (110 lbs to 220 lbs.)

324

554

 

60037

Front

All Loads

329

553

Add to cart

LTR05F

Front

All Loads And Racing

324

554

Add to cart

N46/N27

Rear

Light Load (unspecified)

340

560

     

N44

Rear

Heavy Load (440 lbs.)

340

560

 

60039

Rear

All Loads

346

560

Add to cart

LTR05R

Rear

All Loads And Racing

340

560

Add to cart

Discovery Series I

Part No.

Axle

Recommended Application

Compressed Length (mm)

Extended Length (mm)

     

OMESD11

-

Steering Damper

308

516

Add to cart

N45F

Front

Light Load (0 to 40 lbs.)

324

554

     

N115

Front

Medium Load (40 lbs. to 110 lbs.)

324

554

 

N115

Front

Heavy Load (110 lbs to 220 lbs.)

324

554

 

60037

Front

All Loads

329

553

Add to cart

LTR04F

Front

All Loads And Racing

324

554

Add to cart

N46/N27

Rear

Medium Load (unspecified)

340

560

     

N44

Rear

Heavy Load (220 lbs. to 440 lbs.)

340

560

 

N44

Rear

Very Heavy Load (440 lbs.)

340

560

 

60039

Rear

All Loads

346

560

Add to cart

LTR04R

Rear

All Loads And Racing

340

560

Add to cart

Discovery Series II

Part No.

Axle

Recommended Application

Compressed Length (mm)

Extended Length (mm)

     

OMESD02

-

Steering Damper

394

655

Add to cart

N107/N107C

Front

Medium Load (40 lbs. to 110 lbs.)

373

608

     

N107

Front

Heavy Load (110 lbs to 220 lbs.)

373

608

 

60024

Front

All Loads

368

587

Add to cart

N108/N108C

Rear

Heavy Load (220 lbs. to 440 lbs.)

363

593

     

N108

Rear

Very Heavy Load (440 lbs.)

363

593

 

60025

Rear

All Loads

368

587

Add to cart

Range Rover Classic

Part No.

Axle

Recommended Application

Compressed Length (mm)

Extended Length (mm)

     

OMESD11

-

Steering Damper

308

516

Add to cart

N45F

Front

Light Load (0 to 40 lbs.)

324

554

     

N115

Front

Medium Load (40 lbs. to 110 lbs.)

324

554

 

N115

Front

Heavy Load (110 lbs to 220 lbs.)

324

554

 

60037

Front

All Loads

329

553

Add to cart

LTR04F

Front

All Loads And Racing

324

554

Add to cart

N46/N27

Rear

Medium Load (unspecified)

340

560

     

N44

Rear

Heavy Load (220 lbs. to 440 lbs.)

340

560

 

N44

Rear

Very Heavy Load (440 lbs.)

340

560

 

60039

Rear

All Loads

346

560

Add to cart

LTR04R

Rear

All Loads And Racing

340

560

Add to cart

 

 

Which Shocks Do We Recommend?

As with choosing the proper Old Man Emu Springs, choosing the proper shock can be a bit intimidating to the average Land Rover owner because of the numerous models of shocks available. We usually recommend the following to our customers.

Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport Shock Absorber

For the vast majority of our customers, we recommend the NitroCharger Sport Shock Absorbers. These are superb shocks and will provide many thousands of miles of hard use.

NitroCharger Sport

The NitroCharger Sports combine the valving of a monotube design with the durability of a twin-tube shock body. The NitroCharger Sport's new valving system creates damping through disc deflection rather than aperture restriction. This system allows for a much more open, free-flowing piston design that reduces the heat generation and fluid aeration that can lead to shock fade.

Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport Shock Absorber

Durability was a primary consideration in the development of the NitroCharger Sport line, and Old Man Emu replaced the steel stone shield with a polymer shield.

Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport Shock Absorber

And while the NitroCharger Sport uses monotube valving, the twin-walled shock body protects the shock from denting (if a monotube shock dents, it will be rendered inoperable). The NitroCharger Sports are firmer and offer greater stability and control over a larger range of weight capacities than past NitroCharger designs.

Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport Shock Absorber Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport Shock Absorber

For the Defender 90, Defender 110, Discovery Series I, and Range Rover Classic, we recommend the 60037 NitroCharger Sport Front Shocks and 60039 NitroCharger Sport Rear Shocks.

Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport Shock Absorber Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport Shock Absorber

All bushings and fasteners required for installation are included with the 60037 and 60039 NitroCharger Sports.

Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport Shock Absorber

The 60039 has an eyelet on top for mounting on the factory or Expeditionware Shock Mounts.

Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport Shock Absorber

The bottom of the 60039 NitroCharger Sports may be installed differently to suit different shock mounts. For vehicles without bushing cups, centering washers are provided with the shocks.

Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport Shock Absorber

Vehicles that still have their bushing cups will not require the centering washers.

Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport Shock Absorber Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport Shock Absorber

For Discovery Series II owners, we recommend the 60024 NitroCharger Sport Front Shocks and the 60025 NitroCharger Sport Rear Shocks.

Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport Shock Absorber

The 60024 and 60025 come with integral bushings for proper mounting on your Discovery Series II. Because of the design of Disco2 shocks, installation of the 60024 and 60025 Sports is slightly easier than mounting the 60037 and 60039 Sports.

Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport Shock Absorber

However, the 60025 can be installed inverted if you are not careful. Therefore, be sure to have the polymer stone shield on top when installing the 60025 rear Sports.

Old Man Emu LTR Shock Absorber

If you want the best that Old Man Emu has to offer and price is no object, then there is the LTR shock. While some decry the LTR shocks because they are the same length as all the NitroCharger line of shocks and don't give additional of suspension travel or flex, knowledgeable people know that suspension flex does not necessarily lead to more performance. Long travel rear suspensions greatly destabilize the vehicle on off-camber trails and are more for sex appeal than they are for real-world performance. If you want the best-performing shocks for your vehicle, look no farther than the Old Man Emu LTR.

Old Man Emu LTR Shock Absorber

Old Man Emu's LTR shocks are all hand-assembled using only the best-quality components, and are completely serviceable and rebuildable. The shock absorbers are valved to ensure excellent ride characteristics in even in the most arduous conditions. All LTR shocks can be adjusted to the amount of internal air pressure to suit the user's particular requirements. For example, offroad racers can inject a greater amount of nitrogen into the shocks for added damping in extreme conditions. Expeditioners and general offroaders can inject a lesser amount of nitrogen for increased comfort on rough roads.

Old Man Emu LTR Shock Absorber Old Man Emu LTR Shock Absorber

For customers who require high performance or simply demand the best equipment available, we recommend Old Man Emu's Long Travel Remote shocks. The LTR shocks are very heavy duty and built for extreme conditions like those encountered in expedition driving that involves long hours of fast driving over washboard and bumpy trails. Unfortunately, LTR shocks are not currently available for the Discovery Series II.

Old Man Emu LTR Shock Absorber

The firmness of the LTR shocks can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the amount of nitrogen injected into them. The higher the pressure inside the shock, the firmer the ride the shocks will provide. Old Man Emu recommends 40-80 psi for standard offroad conditions, and 80-100 psi for competition applications. We use 100 psi in all our shocks for all conditions.

Old Man Emu LTR Shock Absorber

The LTR shocks are also completely serviceable and rebuildable. All shocks wear over time and their valving becomes squishy. The LTR shocks can be disassembled and rebuilt to like-new condition. Furthermore, the user can obtain different performance characteristics by changing the oil inside the shocks with fluids of different viscosity. While LTR shocks are expensive, they will last the life of your vehicle.

Old Man Emu LTR Shock Absorber

LTR shocks are powdercoated bright yellow and not painted. All shocks are exposed to chipping from stones kicked up by the wheels and tires. The chipped areas reveal the steel underneath and the shocks corrode where chipped. The powdercoated finish on the LTR shocks resists chipping substantially better than painted finishes on standard shocks and will keep the LTRs looking as good as they perform over long-term and heavy use.

Old Man Emu LTR Shock Absorber

The reservoirs on all LTR shocks are connected to the shock bodies using CAD-plated fittings and stainless-braided Teflon hoses. Every component of the LTR shocks is built to withstand the toughest use under extreme conditions.

Old Man Emu LTR Shock Absorber

All LTR shocks come complete with all of the necessary bushings to mount the shocks and the brackets to mount the reservoirs, as well as complete instructions for fitting and adjusting the LTR shocks for optimum performance.

Old Man Emu LTR Shock Absorber Old Man Emu LTR Shock Absorber

On the Discovery, the front shock reservoir mounts onto the spring perch while the rear mounts onto the frame outrigger immediately in front of the rear wheel well.

Old Man Emu LTR Shock Absorber

The LTRs can be mounted in many different ways. One of our customers mounted his LTR04Rs with the reservoir mounted to the shock body. The result is very nice.

Old Man Emu LTR Shock Absorber Old Man Emu LTR Shock Absorber

On the Defender, the front shock reservoir mounts onto the shock tower rather than the spring perch. The rear reservoir mounts to the frame inside the rear wheel well. To make the rear reservoirs more visible on John's Defender, he attached the rear reservoir to the wheel well rather than the frame.

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For best results with Old Man Emu shocks, use Old Man Emu Springs. The two are matched with one another in terms of rates and lengths.