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 Toyota LandCruiser 78 Series, or Troopy, is a heavy duty wagon with high levels of off road ability and load carrying capability, ideally suited to remote area travel and towing. 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 and 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.
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