The Suzuki Jimny is a unique vehicle that has been loved and relied upon by many generations of 4WDers. Among an ocean of compact SUVs already on the market, the Jimny is a vehicle you’ll spot instantly in any car park.
Aftermarket 4WD suspension is extremely complex and determining the right solution for your vehicle and your requirements demands special attention to many factors. Unlike numerous aftermarket suspension systems, which are only available in a single configuration targeting lift height, OME (Old Man Emu) 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.
With the Jimny’s short wheelbase, relatively tall ride height, 80-aspect tyres and live axles, the OME Engineering Team were given the exciting opportunity to develop an OME suspension upgrade that suited the Jimny’s own set of unique handling characteristics.
They took the Jimny’s off road capabilities a step further by developing a complete unique suspension solution with a new range of springs and specially tuned shock absorbers, while ensuring correct vehicle geometry was maintained. The result was a vastly improved overall ride experience, being balanced, predictable and enjoyable in both on and off road environments.
“It was a great opportunity,” says Lead Engineer Stuart Fooks. “We love whenever we can get out onto the road and especially out onto the dirt. And we love being given the opportunity to jump into the Jimny and do something a little bit smaller and with a bit of character and personality, which was a big change to the usual large vehicles we’re used to.”
Old Man Emu suspension systems have been developed for the Ford Bronco and come in six different kit configurations depending on the vehicle model or trim level and are available for Light, Medium and Heavy Load configurations.