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Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs

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MSRP: $450.00
Average Price: $318.55
Manufacturer: Old Man Emu (OME)
Recommended?
Yes: 58 / 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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tozar
Registered User
tozar's Reviews

12-18-2008, 04:48 PM
Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs
Price: $275.00
Pros: Levels out WJ stance
Cons: More expensive than most springs
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Bought 4 OME HD (936 and 945) coil springs to level out 2002 WJ and lift. I also added 3/4 inch spring spacers for a total of 3" lift.

Hub to fender measurement went from 18 inches to 21 inches.

The HD versions of the springs are stiffer than stock WJ springs but give the WJ a real nice stance and allow you to run 31 inch tires with no problems.

No need for adjustable control arms, adjustable track bar, drive shaft work, etc. with 3 inch lift. Total cost of the lift was about $650.00 (OME HD springs, Pro-Comp MX6 shocks, 3/4" spacers).


-sean-

Registered User
-sean-'s Reviews

10-14-2008, 05:22 PM
Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs
Price: $100.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: very good product except the difference in spring height. I understand why they do this but disagree with the concept.


lilred4x4
Registered User
lilred4x4's Reviews

08-18-2008, 09:30 AM
Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs
Price: $200.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Excellent product, I definately would recommend. Ride quality is greatly improved over 2" BB.


Motes
Registered User
Motes's Reviews

08-02-2008, 04:28 AM
Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs
Price: $300.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Just installed these springs...awesome..took out my BB spacers and added these springs...


joker713
Registered User
joker713's Reviews

07-30-2008, 03:29 AM
Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs
Recommended? Yes

Comments: perfect no loss in "ride quality" or drive ability good heigth for now... want something slightly higher soon


EisBlade

Web Wheeler
EisBlade's Reviews

06-29-2008, 08:59 PM
Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Owned for 3 years, I run the Medium weight OME springs on my WJ and have enjoyed them. I lose .5 inches of height as opposed to HD springs, but I opted for a smoother ride in my 4.0L. Two thumbs up.


jdarg
Registered User
jdarg's Reviews

06-27-2008, 05:36 PM
Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs
Price: $300.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Fronts sagged an inch or more after being installed for a month or so. Rears didn't. Again, there are probably springs just as good out there for less scratch.


saxart
Registered User
saxart's Reviews

06-15-2008, 01:40 AM
Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs
Price: $1.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great product! The springs are perfectly matched to a TJ. I've got the OME shocks with it as well.

Two thumbs up!


TJ-xtreme
Registered User
TJ-xtreme's Reviews

06-09-2008, 06:40 PM
Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs
Price: $120.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: great product, great flex, would definitely buy them again. my new front bumper was probably around 30 lb.s heavier than stock and it didn't squat a bit. A+


AMLechner
Registered User
AMLechner's Reviews

05-27-2008, 09:38 AM
Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs
Price: $268.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Put these in last week, I believe it now rides better than stock. I would recommend these springs to everyone looking for this size lift, especially if you drive a lot of highway.


Calvin9r

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Calvin9r's Reviews

05-10-2008, 03:50 AM
Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs
Price: $450.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: VERY smooth ride. Nice flex and excellent road manners. I also have an AAL to help out. Taller options are needed from this mfr.


Paradise XJ

Registered User
Paradise XJ's Reviews

04-24-2008, 11:57 PM
Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs
Price: $300.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Smooth


Bmel17

Registered User
Bmel17's Reviews

04-23-2008, 12:36 PM
Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs
Price: $145.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: adds a great look and ride. not too bad an install. takes a little longer than most people think if your not prepared. lol get ready for those stock shocks and surprise stripping of bolts!


WKENDWARIOR69

Registered User
WKENDWARIOR69's Reviews

04-13-2008, 01:08 AM
Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs
Price: $280.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great springs, just remember "A" is the front drivers side and rear passengers side


_Kyle_

Registered User
_Kyle_'s Reviews

04-11-2008, 11:21 PM
Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs
Price: $290.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I like them quite a bit so far. They gave me right around 3" of lift (respectable) and have a nice ride to them.


SmrtJustin

Registered User
SmrtJustin's Reviews

04-11-2008, 08:29 AM
Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs
Price: $118.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: So far they're great. Initially they lifted the truck 4" over stock. Currently, with 180lbs in the cargo area they're sitting at 3". They've been on less than a week and haven't had much time to settle yet. Ride quality is excellent.


BucYouUp68
Registered User
BucYouUp68's Reviews

04-08-2008, 12:22 AM
Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs
Price: $325.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: great ride, great for heavy loads


CMARJEEP

Registered User
CMARJEEP's Reviews

03-26-2008, 01:52 AM
Old Man Emu (OME) 2.5" HD Lift Springs
Price: $150.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great coils. They not only lifted my jeep but also leveled it out completely. I love the stance now and the ride is great.


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