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Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs

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Product Information

MSRP: $450.00
Average Price: $323.97
Manufacturer: Old Man Emu (OME)
Yes: 63 / No: 0

The emu is a unique bird native to Australia and cannot fly due to its massive size, but these amazing creatures can really run well. Their powerful legs absorb most of the impact while moving, allowing them to cover all types of terrain with the greatest of ease while their bodies remain virtually motionless.

Vehicle Suspension is especially complex, to say the least. When designing a suspension, special attention must be given to many factors with weight being the most critical. Most aftermarket suspension systems are only available in a single configuration, with lift height often being your only option. Old Man Emu is different. Instead of offering a compilation of parts that have been chosen primarily to increase the vehicle's ride height, Emu offers a range of tuned and matched, integrated systems, each offering varying degrees of comfort, load carrying capability & control characteristics. All components are designed by ARB and manufactured in Australia with an unrelenting, no-compromise approach.

Choose a suspension rated for a heavy load when your vehicle is equipped with many heavy accessories such as a winch, ARB bumper, hardtop, V8 engine conversion, roof rack, swing out tire carrier, etc. A medium load suspension will provide a softer ride for vehicles with perhaps just a winch and a hardtop. An Emu suspension rated for light loads is only recommended for soft top vehicles with little or no heavy accessories. When in doubt, choose medium. If you are looking for a firm ride and plan to add lots of heavy accessories in the future, choose a system rated for heavy loads. See you on the trails, mate


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mbardeen's Reviews
04-27-2012, 10:36 PM
Price: $700.00
Pros: Nice ride, decent lift
Cons: Price
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Springs and rear leafs on an 1995 XJ. Install was easy. Much better ride than my tired old springs, lift feels nices.


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dtn8tr's Reviews
04-20-2012, 02:28 PM
Price: $330.00
Pros: Very good springs, nice ride good flex.
Cons: need more choices in lift height
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I bought the springs and OME bushing kits online. Everything arrived during the week and I proceeded to start the project on Satuday morning. Well...after spending the entire day I finally got the old components off and the front back together. It took most of Sunday to finish up(23 years of rusted frozen bolts!) but when I got it together I was excited. At the side step I measured just under 3" of lift. The ride is night and day different from the old worn stock components and it flexes well on the trail. I am glad that decided on the OME springs. The only thing that I would probably do different is put 36R on all four corners.

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WA_KK's Reviews
04-14-2012, 01:21 PM
Price: $200.00
Pros: Much better ride
Cons: rust quickly
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Greatly improved the ride and the look of the Jeep. Downside is that they rust quickly, not that it will really hurt them at all.

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War Pig 0811's Reviews
04-13-2012, 05:13 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: Built as promised
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Exceeded expectations. Definately heavy duty. Made a huge difference!

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91BoD's Reviews
12-30-2011, 05:53 PM
Price: $440.00
Pros: Great ride, no sag, advertised amount of lift.
Cons: None?
Recommended? Yes

Comments: 14F springs provide 2.5" of lift where as the heavier duty 36R springs provide closer to 3" of lift. This causes a bit of a rake to the front. If i were to do it again I would use 36Rs all the way around even if ride suffered slightly.

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96XJ0507's Reviews
01-27-2011, 10:43 PM
Price: $150.00
Pros: Good lift, quality spring
Cons: a little stiff, I'll see how the new bumper helps them ride
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I would buy these again probably. Though had I planned better for my new bumper I would have gotten the RE3.5 instead. With a stock bumper I ended up with 2.75" of lift + a .75" spacer on top of that. My new bumper will be fairly heavy and may decrease the measured lift a little.

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Jmaster5's Reviews
11-09-2010, 10:53 AM
Price: $500.00
Pros: Not too hard to install, nice ride and gives the height as advertised.
Cons: None so far
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I would get these again and recommend them as they are top quality from down under.


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breckboarder55's Reviews
10-12-2010, 12:19 AM
Price: $240.00
Pros: Progressive rate. Minimal sag. Differing height to offset engine revs, good flex.
Cons: A little stiff, but they were made for large bumpers that I don't have.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: OME is known for high quality for a reason. The springs have not sagged and the progressive rate is great off-road.


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Nicho's Reviews
06-11-2010, 10:22 PM
Price: $130.00
Pros: Much better control & handling on road & off.
Cons: none so far, a bit of sag in the front.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Much better control & handling on road & off.


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JerseyWJ's Reviews
03-07-2010, 09:29 AM
Price: $290.00
Pros: Solid
Cons: Price
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great springs, very solid and strong.

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trotsjeep's Reviews
02-20-2010, 09:50 PM
Price: $168.00
Pros: versital utility leaf spring
Cons: expensive
Recommended? Yes

Comments: So it's no secret that I have a small "bro"mance with the good people down unda' at OME. Not gonna lie the prices are a bit much but worth every penny and it's kinda nice knowing I'm not gonna have to worry about springs for years. They are reliable and tough for road and trail, mine is a daily driver. Get your hands on some.

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river2c's Reviews
01-02-2010, 03:41 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: quality
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I ordered the OME 618 rear coils and OME 619 front coils for my 2007 JK X 2 door. The 619 front coils gave me a slightly higher lift in the front to level out the rake with an aftermarket front bumper.

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MoCab's Reviews
12-07-2009, 06:26 PM
Price: $350.00
Pros: HD springs take care of extra weight of winch and oversized tire on rear carrier
Cons: shipping time was long.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Aussie really have something going with the OME stuff.


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UCTJ's Reviews
11-29-2009, 04:46 PM
Price: $200.00
Pros: Solid product.
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: What more can I say other than OME springs front and rear as well as shocks and they all freaking rock. Just like JKS great products.


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bjallenx's Reviews
09-25-2009, 12:02 AM
Price: $250.00
Pros: Heavy duty
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: These springs are nice as long as you have a little weight on them. Without my hardtop I like to keep the jerry cans on my rear bumper full so my jeep will ride better.

Registered User
soulfinger's Reviews
09-12-2009, 10:17 PM
Price: $800.00
Pros: Heavy duty, minimize sag from additional armor and add-ons.
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great lift for KJ. A must with the ARB bullbar.


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PackDude's Reviews
08-13-2009, 09:42 PM
Price: $250.00
Pros: Superior finish Good ride quality Heavy duty
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The OME heavy duty leaf springs are a great way to go if you're doing a 2 inch lift.

I have never had a suspension lifted vehicle before, so I can't really compare to much. But the OME's are very well built with a great fit and finish that I don't see in the OEM HD replacement springs I bought but never installed.

The OME springs only took 1 month to settle from 3" of lift to the advertised 2" -- the body is now EXACTLY 2" higher than its published stock height. Same with the front OME coil springs I installed.

The front coil springs are great because the driver's side spring is a bit taller than the passenger side. The stock coil springs I removed were the same height. The OME coil springs level the vehicle laterally -- it used to slump a bit to the driver's side when it had the stock springs.


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PackDude's Reviews
08-13-2009, 08:56 PM
Price: $250.00
Pros: Very sturdy Very good ride quality
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I love my HD OME leaf springs.

They are well finished with some kind of phosphate/Parkerizing, not just glommed up with paint like the OEM replacement springs.

They started out as 3+" lift, but settled down to EXACTLY 2" of lift in a month or so of driving.

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Kasanders-02TJ's Reviews
05-18-2009, 09:59 AM
Price: $420.00
Pros: strong coils while still allowing easy flexing
Cons: stiff ride, and i mean stiff ride, over any little bump
Recommended? Yes



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TX02WJ's Reviews

03-27-2009, 12:07 AM
Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs
Price: $140.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: A little bouncy in the rear, but that may be fixed with extended end links in the back

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