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.
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 Challenger is a medium sized passenger wagon which shares some of the Triton’s rugged underpinnings. During development, OME engineers focussed on increasing control and handling, particularly with extra loads on board, as well as providing modest increases in ride height.
The main limiting factor when increasing front ride height is the chassis mounted droop stop, which contacts the upper arm to limit down travel. With this limit in mind, OME engineers developed a range of front springs and struts, which provide front ride height increases of approximately 20mm without costly modifications.
Multiple rear springs and matching shocks were developed to cater for differing vehicle setups and extensive shock tuning was undertaken to optimise comfort, control and handling. Rear ride height increases of approximately 40mm provide a slight increase to the factory vehicle rake.
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