We get asked “Why would I upgrade the suspension on my brand new 4WD?”


From the factory, most new 4WD vehicles are tuned for comfort during on road driving.  Once weight is added, in the form of accessories and cargo, and road conditions deteriorate, performance and reliability of your 4WD suffers.


Quality, application specific, aftermarket suspension is designed to increase load carrying capability and improve both vehicle handling and comfort across all terrains, while providing increased ground clearance to better tackle more challenging terrain.  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 4×4 vehicles, are extremely complex.  Determining the right solution for each vehicle 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, Old Man Emu 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 bushings, U-bolts, center bolts, spring liners, trim packers and suspension fitting kits.


Complete integration of components is what sets Old Man Emu apart from the rest.  OME is not just a collection of parts sourced from a variety of plants around the world.  Whilst we scour the world for the best suspension technology, we offer a tuned and matched, integrated set of suspension components that are designed by ARB and manufactured in Australia, with an unrelenting, no compromise approach.


OME's philosophy is quality and sensibility without complications.  OME sizes their lifts such that there are no problems or modifications required to steering, braking, or drivetrain.  Any taller and these items do become an issue.  For most people, the extra inch or so isn't worth all the headache and cost necessary.


Ford Escape 01-06 - Complete 1.75" Suspension Lift

    • Ford Escape  2001-2006
    • Ford Escape  2007-2012  *See Additional Notes