Not the tallest lift on the block, but by far the best riding. If you're going for show only... may as well move along. If you're looking for the very best suspension on the planet, with the best ride quality for your Tacoma, at the best price. Then you've hit the right place.
Why drive just another stock truck that looks like every other stock truck on the road when you can make your Tacoma a capable offroad vehicle as well as attention-grabbing head turner!
Pictured to the left is an Old Man Emu equipped Tacoma. Also available from Rocky Road are the ARB Bull Bar, Safari Snorkel, and Air Lockers!
Old Man Emu lifts are listed and priced below. Some folks might ask why OME suspensions are not available in taller lifts? 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. Do it right the first time with OME!
And we do get asked this from time to time... we do have full front and rear OME kits for the pre 1998 Tacomas.
Rocky Road will always be commited to bringing you the best products and service. Find out why we are a leader in ARB sales throughout the world. Contact us with your best deal, and we'll try and beat it! Please call or email us for the Rocky Road Pricing Policy regarding any ARB or OME products or for questions regarding international, Alaska, or Hawaii shipping.
Matt Wakefield's perfect looking 2011 Tacoma with Old Man Emu lift,
Hankook 33" tires, ARB Bull Bar, and RRO Supersliders.
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Ship estimates displayed on our shopping cart will differ from the final billing as the leaf springs must ship individually, are oversized, and UPS adds extra fees for springs... none of which can be accurately reflected in the online shipping calculator.
We have a great deal of very interesting and technical and engineering information on the Old Man Emu springs and shocks. If you are interested in reading more about the undisputed superiority of Old Man Emu equipment over all others, please check out information on:
Springs... and Shocks...
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4 OE Leaf spring bushings are required for OME rear springs. We include them in the Complete and Assembled kits. They are also available as optional parts.
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*OME2882 front springs will provide 2.75" of lift, are widely used by Toyota drivers, but may affect CV angle and are not warrantied.
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Other exciting ARB Accessories
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This is what Old Man Emu strives to achieve with its range of fully integrated 4x4 shocks & suspension systems.
Vehicle suspension, especially that fitted to 4WDs, is complex to say the least. So many factors go towards determining the right solution, and no one "fix" is the answer to all vehicle models. Old Man Emu is unique. The philosophies, technology & methods behind the development of each of our products combine to ensure you get the best components the world has to offer.
From humble beginnings in the tough world of off road racing in Australia, to now being respected world wide, OME takes a unique approach to the design, development, testing and support of our product range.
Many of our customers love toughing it off road, and this can vary from endless hours, even days, of flat, yet corrugated dirt roads to hardcore, deeply rutted, rock strewn off road tracks. At the other end of the spectrum there are the four wheel drive owners who have no intention of tackling anything remotely off road. Instead, they're looking for dramatically increased ride comfort on the bitumen or to give them access to their weekend property or their favorite, out of the way fishing spot.
Old Man Emu caters to the entire spectrum of customer & vehicle requirements.
Weight - The Critical Factor
Full load or empty, the critical factor that determines the correct suspension solution for your vehicle is weight. The amount of weight carried varies from vehicles with few accessories and which are only used for day to day commuting, to the other extreme of fully set up vehicles for work, touring or towing carrying a full fuel load, water, food, camping equipment and tools. Mining companies, too, fall into the extreme category & whose working environments can destroy OE (Original Equipment) springs in a matter of weeks.
Integrated Design & Development
Complete integration of our 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.
Shock absorbers & springs for each new vehicle start off as prototypes, and are tested and modified in a variety of terrains and with varying loads. These trials and modifications can take weeks of testing in order to ensure the best possible combination for each application.
We test & modify, test & modify and continue to do so for as long as it takes to ensure each shock & spring combination is totally at one with the vehicle, its varying weights & the varying terrains it's to encounter. This results in a range of shocks to suit standard OE springs and a further range of complete OME shock absorber and spring packages.
There are kits for light, medium or heavy loads, kits that won't increase ride height and kits that give maximum lift. There are systems for heavily weighted rears but no load up front and systems that are made to handle the exact opposite. There are kits for petrol models, kits for diesels & kits for vehicles with LPG. And within each kit each component is designed and developed to work in complete harmony with other matching components.
Rocky Road Outfitters can supply the right combination of components to cater to your needs with a result you wouldn't think possible.
I know this group (ARB) goes on and on and on about their suspension but I was a touch sceptical - why do I need to spend extra on a suspension for a $50,000 plus vehicle? But all the bucks was money well spent. If we knew the difference this (OME) upgrade would make to the truck we'd have driven it straight from the dealer to OME.
This comment, taken from the internet, from a Toyota owner, is typical of the benefits enjoyed by customers of Old Man Emu all around the world.
Superb, on road, ride comfort.
Safer, more controlled handling.
Increased levels of ride height to suit individual requirements.
Substantially improved ground clearance for excellent off road traction.
Elimination of rear end sag - for those owners who tow or carry a lot of weight.
Only OME can offer all these benefits by providing the only, fully integrated suspension system for your four wheel drive.
What does all of this mean for you?
You will appreciate the work we do every time you drive your vehicle.
You will love the way the vehicle eats up the bumps, and steers around corners.
You will marvel at how the wheels stay in touch with rock strewn and rutted tracks that you winched up the last time.
You will relax when you pull out of the driveway with the boat, trailer or van behind you.
Every other challenge you throw at your new suspension will remind you of how well we do our work.