Built for the tough conditions of the Australian outback, Old Man Emu suspension parts were brought to the US in the early 1990s. Since then, thousands of Land Rover and Range Rover owners have enjoyed an improvement in ride and vehicle control over factory replacement springs, shocks, and suspension bushings.
Why Use Old Man Emu Springs?
1.) You are looking for a ride that's not 'mushy', or handling that doesn't roll to the sides as much on cornering
2.) You don't want a jarringly stiff ride. Emu springs are designed as 'variable rate', so you don't give up a smooth highway ride for a harsh one
3.) You can Emu springs for light, medium, or heavy load carrying, to match the specific needs of your Land Rover. Our sales reps will help you select the right combination for you
4.) We have all the specs, and we can tell you exactly how much lift or load carrying to expect. Just try asking your Land Rover dealer for a replacement spring on your Discovery that lifts the rear up enough to support a 220 pound tongue weight! No need to trust some anonymous suggestion off the Internet, either. Our staff is experienced with this product
5.) Choosing the correct Old Man Emu springs provides an easy way to lift your Land Rover to fit taller tires and get increased ground clearance for off road travel.
6.) Old Man Emu springs are shot peened for longer life, and fully 'scragged' to eliminate spring sag in the future. In other words, they last longer than stock springs. Even if you aren't an off roader, this product will give more years of service than stock.
Why Use Old Man Emu Shocks?
1.) Old Man Emu shocks are intended to work with their springs, so the shocks are valved to match the spring characteristics. OME variable rate springs are designed to maintain the smooth road-ride advantage of an all coil suspension - if the shock isn't similarly valved, there goes your ride! In our experience most folks aren't looking for a harsher ride, just one that is firm and in control. Fitting a shock that matches the spring is the best way to insure an optimal ride.
2.) Old Man Emu shocks are also designed to allow for the additional axle travel achieved when using the springs to increase ground clearance. The shock is the suspension limiter - if the shock is too short it will limit the travel. If the shock is too long, you might unseat a spring when on the trail. No worries about any of that with a matched Emu set!
3.) Old Man Emus are a low-pressure nitrogen shock, superior for rough use, and guaranteed to last longer than the stock oil shocks. OME shocks are also double-walled to prevent rock damage. They are constructed stronger than their aftermarket competitors, with thicker shafts, larger urethane bushings, and thicker tube walls. Emus also use a metal rock shield, while most of the competition uses plastic. The metal not only protects better, but is used as a heat sink for cooling - shocks get hot in severe service!