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.
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.
The Mitsubishi Pajero is a medium sized passenger wagon with a good blend of off road capability and comfort for long distance touring. Featuring a monocoque construction, with an all independent suspension setup, our OME engineers focussed on increasing control and handling, particularly with extra loads on board, as well as providing modest increases in ride height.
Multiple front springs and shocks were developed to cater for differing vehicle setups and ride height increases of approximately 35mm were achieved without the need for costly modification, whilst extensive shock tuning was undertaken to optimise comfort, control and handling.
Working within the limitations of the factory independent suspension design, OME engineers have also developed a range of rear springs, providing approximately 40mm of increase in ride height whilst catering for a variety of load carrying requirements.