Unlike numerous aftermarket suspension systems, which are only available in a single configuration targeting lift height, OME offers a range of tuned and matched integrated suspension systems to ensure the right suspension is available to suit how the vehicle is outfitted and the conditions it will encounter.

BP-51 kits are currently under development for the 2019 Ford Ranger, with the Nitrocharger Sport option available for pre-order.

For information on pricing, installation and availability please contact your nearest ARB dealer.


Aftermarket 4×4 suspension is extremely complex. Determining the right solution for your vehicle and your requirements demands special attention to many factors.

Instead of offering a compilation of parts that have been chosen primarily to increase the vehicle’s ride height, OME 4×4 suspension kits provide an integrated suspension system, each offering premium levels of comfort, load carrying and control characteristics.

At ARB, we take integration to the highest level with our own selection of bushes, spring liners, trim packers and suspension fitting kits.


The Old Man Emu engineers’ objective was to develop a complete suspension system for the new Ford Ranger. Comprehensive research and vehicle testing along with countless hours of engineering resources were dedicated to the development of the Old Man Emu 4×4 suspension for the Ranger.

Old Man Emu is proud to offer an integrated 2.5-inch system that easily bolts on and provides excellent control off-road. The Ford Ranger suspension has been developed as a complete suspension system to ensure alignment can be returned to factory specifications.



Vehicle Specific Bushings

High-quality, vehicle specific bushing manufactured from polyurethane and rubber materials for extended life.

Vehicle Specific Bushings

High-quality, vehicle specific bushing manufactured from polyurethane and rubber materials for extended life.

Dirt Shield

Impact resistant, polyamide dirt shield provides additional protection from stone chips and off-road debris.

Piston Rod

Super strong 18mm induction hardened chrome piston rod is engineered to handle rigours of heavy loads and tough 4x4 touring.

Triple Lip Oil Seal

Large, durable seal incorporates a gas retention check valve design to virtually eliminate contaminant damage while providing outstanding gas and oil retention.

Slip Ring

Teflon infused bronze slip ring ensures a more consistent and uniform damping performance by providing better control of oil flow between the rod and rod guide.

Rod Guide

Large, low friction Teflon impregnated bronze bushing for long lasting durability.

Nitrogen Gas

Increases the temperature operating range and improves oil flow through the valving, ensuring optimum performance.

High-Flow Piston

Free flowing design reduces aeration and high oil temperature, extending shock absorber performance under harsh conditions.

Dual-Stack Deflective Disc Technology

Durable rebound and compression multi-deflective disc stacking on either side of the free flowing piston allows infinite tuning options.

High-Quality Oil

Petroleum based, high performance formula designed to resist fade and aeration for improved durability and shock absorber performance.

Heavy Gauge Reserve Tube

Heavy gauge (1.6mm) steel reserve tube is 23% more effective than common 1.3mm wall tubing to protect internal components from stone damage.

Multi-Disc Compression Valving

Six valving discs allow greater valving options for maximum ride and handling performance.


Old Man Emu BP-51 High Performance Bypass Shock Absorbers suspension kits are currently under development for the 2019 Ford Ranger.  Individual components are also available for purchase in the traditional Old Man Emu fitment style.

For information on pricing, installation and availability please contact your nearest ARB dealer.



Spherical Bearings

Large, Teflon-lined spherical bearings.

Spherical Bearings

Large, Teflon-lined spherical bearings.


Quality oversized rubber bushings result in excellent longevity.

Shaft Guard

Replaceable, impact resistant, high-density polyethylene shaft guard prevents damage to the shock absorber shaft from stones and other debris.

Spring Seat

6061 grade aluminum spring seat.

Piston Shaft

Hard chromed, ground piston shaft for the ultimate in strength and durability.


External, independent rebound and compression adjustment allows fine tuning of ride comfort and control to suit varying vehicle and trip requirements.

X5K Coil

High-quality X5K grade steel coil, for use on coil over models, incorporates application-specific design.

Remote Reservoir

6061 grade aluminum remote oil canister allows for increased oil volume, resulting in lower oil temperatures.

Shock Absorber Body

51mm bore, 6061 grade aluminum shock absorber body with type III, hard anodized finish for increased heat dissipation and corrosion resistance.

Piggy Back Clamp

Remote reservoir piggy back clamp allows easy connection of the remote oil reservoir to the main shock absorber body.

Spring Adjustment

6061 grade aluminum adjustor allows adjustment of spring preload and ride height.

Top Hat

6061 grade aluminum top hat.

High Temperature Hose

Durable Dash 6 high-temperature Teflon hose incorporates high-flow fittings for optimum oil flow.