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Old Man Emu suspension components are perfect for those who want ride quality over 'show' quality.
Why drive just another Kia when you can really make your rig into a capable offroad vehicle as well as attention-grabbing head turner!
Pictured to the left is a great looking Old Man Emu equipped Sorento sitting on 32's.
Photo courtesy of Karl Hoelscher, Moab.
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Old Man Emu lifts are listed 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!
Scroll down to find the correct component or kit for your Kia.
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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:
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We will always be committed to bringing you the best products and service. Find out why Rocky Road Outfitters is a leader in ARB sales throughout the world. Please call or email us for the Rocky Road Pricing Policy regarding any ARB or OME products.
Also available from Rocky Road are poly spacer lift components.
This complete 2" lift/leveling kit will raise your ride height of your 2006-2011 Kia Sorento 2WD or 4WD. Made in the USA these kits are made from high density progressive polyurethane and will not compromise your ride quality.
If you're looking for an easy weekend project to do then this is your kit, Daystar's coil spring spacer kit has an easy install design with no welding required. Additionally these kits will not leave your Sorento with metal on metal contact which will help reduce NVH.
This kit does lift the front more than the rear, so will help to level the vehicle.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Your stock struts and shocks will be short for this new suspension lift. You can experience the shocks topping out and limited suspension travel unless proper longer shocks are paired up with this suspension lift. We do offer kits with the new Old Man Emu struts/shocks and the Poly Spacer lift so you can have a 100% full flex and fully dialed in suspension upgrade, as opposed to retaining the shorter stock shocks. This is the case with any lift you find on the internet... stock shocks will be short and less than ideal. Make sure to pick up new logner shocks any time you lift any vehicle's suspension.
Final note: The Old Man Emu suspensions will improve the ride quality, boost your load capacity, and replace springs which are aging. The OME kits will upgrade your ride quality and handling. Poly coil kits retain the stock suspension and so do not improve the ride, but they do keep the cost lower if that is a primary concern for you.
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Kia Suspension Questions
Does your vehicle's rear end sag when you hook on your boat, trailer or van?
Do you need more ground clearance off road?
Is your on road ride bouncy, harsh or uncomfortable?
Has the addition of a winch reduced your front end ride height?
Does your vehicle pitch or buck crossing rail tracks or uneven bitumen?
Have you ever lost traction off road?
Does your vehicle sag when it's loaded up with work tools?
Do your shocks need replacing?
Is your on road handling & control vague and unresponsive?
Do your bushings squeak?
Can your vehicle cope with all the gear required for a long trip?
Is your suspension tired?
Are you concerned about the sway or body roll your vehicle exhibits when cornering?
Does your vehicle get hung up on uneven, off road surfaces?
Old Man Emu 4x4 Shock Absorbers & Suspension Systems.
Along with the kangaroo the emu makes up the Australian coat of arms. Because of their sheer mass emus can't fly, but have you ever seen an emu run? The massive strength in their legs allows them to move over all types of terrain with the greatest of ease, yet their bodies remain virtually motionless, their legs taking the majority of the terrain's impact.
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 serious, 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 Landcruiser 80 series 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.