Old Man Emu NitroCharger Suspension Systems Customer Reviews
7 Customer Reviews
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There are two types of suspension lift kits: those for show and those for go. And, when you measure your suspension lift in performance and not inches, go for the Old Man Emu NitroCharger Suspension System. This complete, fully-integrated suspension kit is custom designed, tested and proven for your specific vehicle and driving needs.
The secret behind this OME system is the classic NitroCharger Shocks. Featuring superb structural integrity and multi-stage compression valving, Sport shocks deliver OME's classic soft & supple ride both on and off road. Plus, the heavy-gauge tubes provide serious protection from rock and debris damage.
Old Man Emu includes everything it takes to lift all four corners of your rig. Custom-matched shocks, struts, springs, bushings and hardware are tested, modified and retested for each vehicle until perfect. Plus, you choose between heavy-load and light-load kits, each carefully engineered to dramatically improve on- and off-road ride, handling and control. Best yet, Old Man Emu backs your NitroCharger Suspension System with a 2-year, 24,000-mile warranty.
7 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by aaron r (El Paso, TX) Reviewed for a 2005 Toyota Tacoma — Jul 30, 2012 11:03 PM
After reading countless forums on the best riding suspension for my truck, I finally pulled the trigger on the OME system. This is the best modification I have done to my truck so far. I kick myself for waiting so long. I can finally go off road and not feel any kind of a axle wrap that the stock rear springs are notorious for. The off road ride is so smooth and the street ride is unbelievable. Call me crazy but I think the cabin is quieter and highway noise is minimized. The lift height is respectable and the rear handles weight well, even off road. Installation took five hours for two guys with only jack stands and impact tools. I was thinking about trading in my 6sp for an auto but now this thing rides like a new truck. Very happy with this system. Thanks OME!
Reviewed by Ken L (Fairfield, CA) Reviewed for a 2001 Toyota Tacoma — Jun 04, 2012 7:45 AM
The ride is great on bumpy roads and the extra clearance is perfect for my 32" tires. However, I chose the extra load or stiffer package and unloaded, the front is still lower than the rear by about 2 inches. No problem though as I ordered 2" leveling blocks for the front...
Reviewed by david s (norfolk, VA) Reviewed for a 2008 Toyota Tacoma — Feb 18, 2012 1:21 PM
On my truck I saw 3 1/2" front and 4 3/8" rear lift over stock. The ride quality had been greatly improved by this kit. After putting 82k on the factory setup, it's taking a little getting used to. The kit does NOT include the front strut rubber bushings, nor the rear leaf spring bushings. If you live in a salted part of the US, get new bolts for the leaf springs. The sleeve on the bushing seizes to the bolt that holds it in. On my regular cab, with the one peice driveshaft, it now vibrates at 50-60mph upon accel. I'm going to try a 4 degree shim for the rear. Another Tacoma owner had the same problem. The 3 degree shim from ToytecLifts.com wasn't enough. Call them to order it. The shocks will not allow the rear to go as far as the springs allow, but prevent you from needing new brake lines. So far, I recommend this lift. If it wan't for the missing parts, I'd rate it higher.
Reviewed by Scott B (Astor, FL) Reviewed for a 2011 Toyota Tacoma — Jan 13, 2012 5:14 AM
The Old Man Emu suspention completely changed the ride and handling of my 2011 Toyota Tacoma truck for the better, The lift was perfect with only a slight front end rake which is exactly what I wanted. You will need a coil over spring compressor and the leaf springs only come with the front bushings so you will need to pry the original Toyota bushings from the old springs which is a bit of work and hard to get out or order new ones when you order the suspention which would be ideal. Instalation took about 5 hours and there is no instructions so mechanical knowlege is a must. I am very happy with my choice and would recomend this suspention to everyone.
Reviewed by Scott E (Yorktown, VA) Reviewed for a 2011 Toyota Tundra — Jan 05, 2012 7:54 AM
Overall the system is great. Installation is horrible! The front springs are extra heavy and wont accept most spring compressors. Also the kit comes with NO instructions. If you dont have a winch I wouldn't recommend the heavy front springs, my front now sits over an inch higher than the rear.
Reviewed by Jon D (Evans, GA) Reviewed for a 2008 Toyota Tundra — Nov 10, 2011 7:01 AM
I have a 2008 Tundra with the base suspension and the 5.7 engine. The torque from the engine overpowered the base leaf springs and there was way too much flex in the rear end. The Emu kit took care of all that. This system rides great. The truck look fantastic and I get comments wherever I go. The springs haven't settled yet, so I don't know the total lift, but I suspect it will be marginally more that 2 1/2". I love it, and the guy that installed the kit has already ordered one for his truck.