Why Upgrade Your Suspension?

From the factory, most new 4WD vehicles are tuned for comfort during on road driving. Once weight is added in the form of accessories, passengers and cargo, performance and reliability suffer, especially when road conditions deteriorate.

Old Man Emu provide quality, application specific aftermarket suspension that is designed to increase load carrying capability and improve both vehicle handling and comfort across all terrains. A range of options provides increased ground clearance to better tackle more challenging terrain, and unlike some other accessories, you’ll notice the benefits of a new suspension system every time you drive your vehicle.

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.

Nissan Navara Suspension

Nissan Navara Suspension

Aftermarket 4WD suspension is extremely complex. Determining the right solution for your vehicle and your requirements demands special attention to many factors. Unlike numerous aftermarket suspension systems, which are only available in a single configuration targeting lift height, OME offers a range of tuned and matched integrated suspension systems to ensure the right suspension is available to suit how the vehicle is outfitted and the conditions it will encounter.

The EMU engineer’s objective was to develop an integrated suspension system for the Nissan Navara NP300 both coil spring and leaf spring variants. The key areas that were considered were lift, load carrying and comfort. The leaf spring and rear coil spring variants share the same front suspension set up but selection varies depending on the engine variant as weights differ. Rear suspension selection is available for both leaf spring and coil spring variants withno common parts shared between the 2 different suspension set ups.

A range of front springs, with matching shocks, were developed to cater for differing vehicle setups and front ride height increases of approximately 20-30mm were achieved. Due to limitations associated with the front upper control arm, further ride height increases were not possible without the need for costly modification or sacrificing ride quality and safety.

Rear ride height increases of approximately 40mm slightly increase the factory vehicle rake and a range of rear springs, with matching shocks and 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 and matching spring bush kits ensure ease of service and increased bush life.

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