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.



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.


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 unrivaled 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.

A BP-51 suspension upgrade is available to suit your vehicle.



The GQ Nissan Patrol is a large passenger wagon with extremely good off road capabilities. Being the first of the coil sprung Patrols, the GQ was a revelation in its day and is now a preferred choice for the budget conscious weekend warrior.

During development, OME engineers focussed on increasing ride height and wheel travel whilst controlling the heavy mass of the vehicle over the full range of travel.

As well as a range of springs and shocks, providing ride height increases of 50mm (approximately), a variety of other components were developed to provide a comprehensive solution. These include an upgraded steering damper to reduce the effect of wheel vibration and increase steering feel, a caster correction kit to maintain factory steering geometry specifications and a front trim packer to aid in fine tuning front ride heights.

A range of options to provide further ride height increases are available for the GU Patrol. Contact your local ARB store/stockist for full details.