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Jeep Wrangler JK ARB Old Man Emu Suspension - Australian Outfitters

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Sean P. Holman | Writer
Posted June 1, 2009

Transforming A Stock JK With ARB Goodies

ARB, known for rugged products developed for the Australian Outback, is one of those rare companies that have a cult-like following. Everywhere we go, there is always someone who swears by the brand and its product. Over the years our experience has been in line with that thinking as well, sampling products that have always exuded quality and OEM-like craftsmanship and precision. ARB also does real-world development and testing in the harsh environs of the island continent, and it stands behind its products.

1. ARB's Old Man Emu suspension system is simple and effective, including four new coil springs matched to needed carrying capacity; four specially valved heavy-duty shocks, and optional spacers to level out the typical JK lean. ARB backs the suspension with a 2 year/24,000-mile warranty.

With the popularity of the Jeep Wrangler JK, ARB quickly went to work to offer a complete line of products for the hottest thing in wheeling since the TJ. In addition to its well-known Air Locker and differential covers, ARB also has two styles of front bumpers; a rear bumper, rock sliders, and its own Old Man Emu brand lift kit. And while we are at it, don't forget that they also offer lighting options under the IPF brand.

ARB was along with its JK on our Rubicon trip last summer, and after watching the ARB company Wrangler take on the infamous trail, we were convinced its newest products were a fit with our readership and contacted ARB about doing a product installation and review of its offerings.

With ARB on board with their sliders, bumpers, lights and suspension system, and a donor Wrangler available we headed over to Off Road Evolution in Fullerton, California, for the install. Follow along to view our donor Jeep go through a transformation from stock to Outback-rated.

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Sources

Toyo Tires
800-442-8696
www.toyotires.com
Off Road Evolution
Fullerton, CA 92833
714-870-5515
www.offroadevolution.com
ARB
866-293-9078
www.arbusa.com
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