Complete Old Man Emu suspension for 2005-15 Tacoma
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.
Initial evaluation Tacoma was that the vehicle provided a balanced, compliant ride that gave the OME engineers a good platform for developing a range of suspension solutions. Consideration was given to the front geometry to maximize the lift while maintaining optimal levels of droop, down travel and proper alignment.
This new generation of Tacoma has a different weight bias and total weight than the previous generation, so a full run of ride testing was undertaken to ensure the proper combination of solutions were found.
Springs: Three spring options were chosen to cater for: No Bar, Bar or Winch only and Bar + Winch vehicle setups. As the suspension design is the same as the previous model Tacoma, existing coil part numbers could be used, noting some slight change in application. Factory geometry allowed for a 2-inch lift and while still maintain an adequate level of droop.
Struts: An extensive development and tuning project was undertaken to correctly match the ride quality to the spring rate and resulted in 2 front strut options depending on spring selection. A front trim packer is also available for fine tuning front ride heights and correct for any left/ right lean.
Great emphasis was placed on ride comfort, with and without a payload, which led to three loading scenarios using the same leaf spring part number (CS047R). For stock loads where no weight is added, it is recommended to remove a leaf from the spring pack to maximize ride comfort and achieving a 2 inch ride height increase. For heavy applications an extra leaf has been designed.
Stock loads (0lbs to GVM, optimal performance at loads of 0-300lbs) *Removal of third leaf required
Constant 300lbs (300lbs to GVM, optimal performance at loads of 300-600lbs)
Constant 600lbs (600lbs to GVM, optimal performance at loads of 600lbs plus) *Extra leaf required
The removal or addition of a leaf spring would need to be completed for those individuals knowing that their rear load scenarios would be lighter or heavier than the constant 300+ lbs load the spring is designed around.
Shock Absorbers: The rear shock absorber has been developed and tuned with particular attention to controlling the vehicle both with and without payloads. Numerous iterations of valving were tested in order to determine the best possible spring and shock absorber combination based on potential payload scenarios. As a result the best possible configuration of ride comfort and vehicle control was achieved.
Front Shocks- Choose from drop down
Front OME 90021 sport shocks - (softer valving)
Front OME 90000 sport shocks - (firmer valving)
Front coils: Choose from options:
887 coils - Stock with no weight
888 coils - with a bumper only or winch only
886 coils - with a bumper and winch
Complete OME Medium Duty Dakar rear springs with bushings
New longer u-bolts included
Upgrade to the OME Heavy Duty Dakar rear springs with bushings
Rear OME Nitrocharger Sport 60091 shocks
Trim spacer for the drivers side front coilover 95PF5
FK29 - Rear carrier bearing drop fit kit
Please note that due to the size and weight these leafs springs they do not come boxed or wrapped from the manufacturer and they ship out to the consumer in the same fashion. It is not uncommon to receive these with scratches on them as well as scratches will occur while they are in use under the vehicle. The packs can be taken apart and painted if the consumer so chooses. Be sure to keep track of the proper orientation of the leafs should you disassemble them. Also it is common for leaf packs to squeak. Though there are anti-squeak pads in place, noise can still occur. It is the nature of metal whenever it comes in contact with metal. There are some ways to help reduce the amount of noise however it is not a guarantee.