Mazda BT-50 Suspension

The Mazda BT-50 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.

A range of front springs, with matching shocks, were developed to cater for differing vehicle setups and front ride height increases of approximately 40mm were achieved without the need for costly modification. A front trim packer was developed to further fine-tune front ride heights.

Rear ride height increases of approximately 40mm maintain the factory vehicle rake and a range of rear springs, with greasable shackles, provide multiple options depending on the intended loads to be carried. An XL leaf has also been developed to assist with fine tuning the weight carrying capacity.

Old Man Emu Gross Vehicle Mass upgrades:

Please note: Old Man Emu GVM upgrades are only available on new and unregistered vehicles.
Already registered vehicles fall under the jurisdiction of their state authorities. The need for GVM upgrades post-registration should be discussed with your local ARB State Office, as regulations differ between states and other requirements may be imposed locally.

GVM Upgrades: increases to 3360kg & 3500kg available

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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.

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.

BP-51 HIGH PERFORMANCE BYPASS SHOCK ABSORBERS

A BP-51 suspension upgrade is available to suit your vehicle. Designed, developed and tested entirely in-house by ARB’s team of Old Man Emu ride engineers, BP-51 shock absorbers are engineered for each vehicle and utilise existing suspension mounting locations.

Providing unrivalled comfort and control over all surfaces, the revolutionary internal bypass design ensures there are no exposed fluid transfer channels on the exterior of the shock. This results in a design that suits existing suspension setups and offers greater longevity.
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