Nitrocharger Sport

Where the purpose of a spring is to carry the load of a vehicle and its cargo, a shock absorber works to control the spring by absorbing excess energy and in doing so, has a profound impact on your vehicle’s ride and handling.

During the development of Old Man Emu’s Nitrocharger Sport shock absorbers, particular focus was placed on how well they are matched to the specific springs they’ll be controlling; with Ride Control Engineers tailoring shock absorber valving to work with the different springs in the range, often resulting in multiple shock absorber options for each vehicle.
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Why Old Man Emu?

Suspension systems, especially when referring to 4WDs, are extremely complex. Determining the right solution for each 4WD requires special attention to many factors, with weight being the most critical. Old Man Emu 4×4 suspension by ARB approaches this in a unique way.

Instead of offering a compilation of parts that have been chosen primarily to increase the vehicle’s ride height, OME 4×4 suspension provides a range

of tuned, matched and integrated systems, each offering optimum levels of comfort, load carrying capability and control characteristics.

The complete Old Man Emu suspension range incorporates more than just 4×4 shock absorbers and springs. At ARB, we take integration to the highest level with our own selection of bushes, U bolts, centre bolts, spring liners, trim packers and suspension fitting kits.

Ford Ranger Suspension

Ford Ranger Suspension

The Ford PJ Ranger is a medium sized utility vehicle suited to both commercial and recreational uses. During development, OME engineers focussed on increasing ride height and load carrying capability whilst improving comfort, control and ride quality on all surfaces.

OME engineers have developed a heavy duty torsion bar to cater for the fitment of a bull bar and winch, applications for which the lighter duty original equipment torsion bar is not suitable. A new shock, along with an upper mount support bracket was also developed to strengthen the upper shock mount. Front ride heights can be increased by adjusting the torsion bar whilst ensuring a minimum 60mm of droop is maintained.

A range of rear springs with matching shocks, providing approximately 20mm of increase in ride height to match the factory rake, were developed to cater for differing loads and an XL leaf assists with fine tuning the weight carrying capacity of the vehicle. Greasable shackles with matching spring bush kits ensure ease of service and increase life of bushes.