NEW PRODUCT RELEASE! MARCH 2016
OLD MAN EMU SUSPENSION AND BULLBAR - NEW TOYOTA HILUX
Aftermarket 4WD suspension is extremely complex.
Determining the right solution for your vehicle and your requirements demands special attention to many factors. Unlike numerous after market suspension systems, which are only available in a single configuration targeting lift height, OME offers a range of tuned and matched integrated suspension systems to ensure the right suspension is available to suit how the vehicle is outfitted and the conditions it will encounter.
The OME Engineers initial evaluation of the new 2015 Hilux revealed a very firm, controlled ride when unladen in the OE trim. This provided the opportunity to explore tuning for comfort and control in various loading scenarios. OME’s newly developed range will provide a plush ride over both on and off road slow speed features but still provide vehicle stability when a high speed manoeuvre is required. In order to accommodate for vehicles with various loads OME has developed a larger spectrum of strut and spring combinations than the previous Hilux range to provide the best load carrying ride comfort combination possible.
Four spring options were chosen to cater for No Bar, Bar, Bar/Winch and Bar/Winch/Accessories vehicle setups. With additional front accessories now available such as under body protection, recovery points, side rails, dual batteries etc a fourth coil option has been
added to cater for the additional load these accessories provide. As the spring design is the same as previous model Hilux, existing coil part numbers were able to be used noting some slight change in application. Factory geometry allowed for a 40mm lift and still maintain an adequate level of droop.
An extensive development and tuning project was undertaken to correctly match the ride quality to the spring rate and resulted in 2 front strut options depending on spring selection. Although valving is similar to the previous model Hilux, lengths have altered slightly and optimised for this model. The front strut also has an increased bottom bush size in line with the OE design.
Extensive development has gone into the new Hilux leaf spring design. A great emphasis was placed on ride comfort with and without a payload which has led to three types of load dependent leaf designs. The 2015 Hilux OME Rear Leaf Springs are unique in how the second stage leafs interacts with the primary leafs, this is a key factor in low-speed feature comfort. SR5 models are now equipped with Halogen Headlamp Levelling sensors which are located on the rear leaf springs. To allow for the increase in lift a new bracket has been designed to correct the sensor parameters.
Two new rear shock absorbers have been developed with particular attention controlling the vehicle both with and without payloads. Numerous iterations of valving were tested in order to determine the best possible spring and shock absorber combination based on potential payload scenarios. As a result the best possible configuration of ride comfort and vehicle control was achieved.
will provide noticeable improvements to a vehicle’s performance, including load carrying capacity and control characteristics. Australia’s leading 4×4 suspension brand takes into account your individual requirements with specialist engineers spending hundreds of man hours testing and modifying various combinations in the demanding Australian Outback so you can find the most suitable solution for your needs. ARB and Old Man Emu’s commitment to providing the most comprehensive range on the market has resulted in an extensive selection of quality products. From OME shocks to OME suspension kits, all Old Man Emu products are backed by a minimum 3 years or 60,000km (whichever comes first) warranty and aftersales service.
Should your Old Man Emu 4WD suspension system include the fitment of Emu Dakar leaf springs, these leaf spring bushes require periodic lubrication to ensure longevity. OME greasable shackles and pins facilitate this task without the need to remove the shackles, thereby greatly reducing the time and effort involved. Unique, easy bolt together assembly – this eliminates out of angle ‘shackle pin to side plate’ problems commonly associated with press fit assemblies. Each pin has two grease outlet holes to guarantee maximum grease coverage between the shackle pin and the spring bush – increasing bush life and improving ride quality. Heat treated pins ensure long pin life under heavy loads and off road conditions Side plates are zinc plated for protection against corrosion
The use of high quality 4x4 suspension products have developed a reputation for Tough Dog products. Today Tough Dog exports products all over the world & boasts the biggest range of 4x4 suspension in Australia with a choice of suspension systems for most 4WDs and 5 different styles of steering damper inc the Coil Over Return To Centre and the 9 Stage Adjustable Heavy Duty Damper, 7 different options of Shocks and Struts including the 40mm and 45mm 9 stage adjustable big bore range and the big DADDY the 53mm big bore RALPH. Toughdog have a huge coil and leaf spring range, and many options of leaf springs including 0-300kg and 300-GVM and mining options and a massive range of light to extra heavy duty premium Aussie built coil springs. Tough Dog are renowned for their 4" and 6" suspension systems and have an array of quality 4x4 suspension products to cater for every 4x4 and every budget. When you purchase Toughdog, you will get an intelligent design, superior performance and a solid warranty from the Australian 4x4 company
EFS have many different suspension kits to suit your needs, whether you are towing, off-roading or carrying that extra load. With standard, raised, H/D raised or extra H/D raised and many different makes and models available. EFS offer three ranges to choose from EFS Enforcer, EFS Elite, and EFS X-Treme to suit most budgets and needs. EFS is backed by a 3 year/100,000 Km warranty.