Toyota Landcruiser Suspension

The Toyota LandCruiser 79 Series Dual Cab is a large utility vehicle with high levels of off road ability and load carrying capability, ideally suited to heavy duty commercial uses. During development, OME engineers focussed on improving ride comfort, at an increased ride height, whilst maintaining load carrying ability and control.

Along with a new front shock and multiple front spring options to cater for differing vehicle setups, OME engineers also developed a sway bar spacer kit to maximise shock length and down travel, as well as an upgraded steering damper to reduce steering vibration. An optional upgraded front sway bar is also available to further enhance stability on vehicles regularly carrying heavy loads. With front ride height increases of approximately 50mm, a caster correction kit, which maintains factory steering geometry, was also developed.

Rear ride height increases of approximately 50mm maintain the factory vehicle rake and a large range of rear springs, with matching shocks and 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 matching spring bush kits ensure ease of service and increased bush life.

Other options include a heavy duty rear sway bar to improve stability in heavy loading situations, and separate spring bush kit for when original shackles are retained. To maintain correct front to rear brake pressure distribution, brake proportioning brackets have also been developed.

Old Man Emu Gross Vehicle Mass and Front Axle Load 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:

Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series Dual Cab: increase to 3780kg and 3950kg available

Toyota LandCruiser 76 Series: increase to 3600kg and 3660kg available

Toyota LandCruiser 78 Series: increase to 3780kg available

Toyota LandCruiser 79 Series Single Cab: increase to 3780kg and 3950kg available

Front Axle Load Upgrades:

Toyota LandCruiser 76 Series: +60kg upgrade available

Toyota LandCruiser 78 Series: +60kg upgrade available

Toyota LandCruiser 79 Series (5 star ANCAP): +60kg upgrade available

Toyota LandCruiser 79 Series (pre 2017): +60kg upgrade available

Toyota LandCruiser 79 Series Dual Cab: +60kg upgrade available

Rear Axle Load Upgrades: +110kg upgrade available for all vehicles excluding 76 Series

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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.
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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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