When customers enter an ARB store, they arepresented with a range of accessories — almost every accessory on offer is something which isn’t available on the vehicle as standard. Bull bars, driving lights, roof racks, drawers, lockers; these are all additional items to create a more robust, safe and convenient 4WDing experience.
The concept of updating a vehicle’s suspension suggests removing a perfectly good, new part of a vehicle and replacing it. Is it really necessary? In most cases, the answer is simple: yes! Vehicle manufacturers tune their suspension for the intended purpose of the vehicle when it was sold. As customers start adding touring, towing or accessory weight, the limitations of the standard suspension can quickly be found and handling, comfort and safety are quickly jeopardised. 4x4 suspension packages are designed to suit a variable range of vehicle uses, from off-road 4WDing to onvehicle load carrying and towing. It all starts with spring selection; as the springs are matched to suit the constant load carrying of the vehicle (including tow-ball weight when towing). Old Man Emu offers a range of spring options for the most current, and previous, model 4WDs to accommodate the regional commuter, and its steel bull bar, through to the fully-loaded tourer requiring a GVM upgrade to carry heavier loads than standard. Once the correct spring has been selected, a properly valved shock absorber is required to manage the springs’ energy. A choice of shock absorbers is available which can both be matched to the spring selected and to the owners’ personal preference. Old Man Emu currently offers two design variants in its shocks. The proven twin-tube NitroCharger Sport is a dependable and cost-efficient solution, whilst the newer internal by-pass shock with remote reservoir (BP-51) is a class leading shock absorber offering unmatched performance and adjustability for ultimate ride control. Tying all this together is a range of additional components including steering dampers, caster bushes, greaseable shackles and more to ensure owners maintain a completely integrated package. Not all suspension packages are the same. Old Man Emu suspension packages offer more than just a lift kit, heavier springs and a longer travel shock. As 4x4 specialists, Old Man Emu only manufactures suspension for 4x4 vehicles. Shock absorbers are carefully engineered and valved to suit not only each model independently but also to work in unison with ARB’s range of 4x4 accessories… 4WD suspension packages designed for 4WDing, by Australia’s largest 4x4 accessory company.