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.


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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Nissan Patrol Suspension

Nissan Patrol Suspension

The GU Nissan Patrol Coil/Leaf Cab is a large utility vehicle with extremely good off road capabilities, frequently used for heavy duty commercial purposes and carrying heavy loads. With this in mind, OME engineers focussed on increasing ride height and wheel travel whilst controlling the heavy mass of the vehicle over the full range of travel.

Multiple front springs and a matching shock were developed to cater for differing vehicle setups, and front ride height increases of approximately 50mm were achieved. A front trim packer was developed to further fine tune front ride heights and a castor correction kit ensures factory steering geometry is maintained. To reduce steering vibration, an upgraded steering damper was also developed.

Rear ride height increases of approximately 50mm maintain the factory vehicle rake and a range of rear springs, with greasable shackles & pins, 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 and an anti inversion kit is used when greasable shackles are not fitted.

A GVM upgrade is available for this vehicle, click here for more information.