Old Man Emu (OME) Installed and tested

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Re: Old Man Emu

Postby palmerwmd » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:33 pm

Chris Steffen wrote:I purchased a 2006 diesel Pathfinder about a month ago with 200,000km mileage. I was really impressed with its offroad abilities on a trail and how well the traction control worked (having had most of my previous off road experience with manual systems). Only limitation was the ride height, especially since the front coils have sagged a bit. I am REALLY enjoying driving it :P !!

Nevertheless, TODAY I dropped it off to get an OME lift installed. Its about 50mm. Am really excited to see and use it after the installation :D

Thank you ranosgood for the good feedback on the OME suspension!
Chris, welcome to ThePath and thank you for the quality first post! :)

Please consider posting pics from your exotic (to us) driving environment in a new thread in one of these forums (which we should probably merge):
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Offroad adventures:

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Postby Chris Steffen » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:03 pm

Thank you, I will be sure to do so!

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Old Man Emu

Postby Chris Steffen » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:24 am

I collected my car earlier this week with the OME installed with 50mm lift. Am very happy with the height increase. 50mm at the rear and about 40mm at the front. Under the car additional space looks substantial.

On Thursday I had a meeting in Ceres a town about 150km from where I live. I drove freeway and main roads there, some of them twisty roads and passes.

On the way back I chose a lesser used (tarmac) road which is very bumpy and twisty over an old pass that was built in the 1800s.

I was very impressed how it held the road especially around the bends. I especially drove faster (safely though) than I would normally and it stuck to the road like glue. A vast improvement to the standard worn out suspension. Not once did I feel unsafe or that it rolled too much.

Must take it out soon on a track! :D

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2012 Pathfinder Lift

Postby MountainAME1981 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:47 am

I have a 2012 Nissan Pathfinder US manufactured. It has come time to replace my suspension. I have purchased Rancho Quick lift struts (2") for front, Rancho rear lift shocks. I went to order the rear OME medium lift Coils (1.25") for the rear but Tdotperformance.com said they would not fit US manufactured Pathfinders. Is this just because of liability issue for possible alingment issues?
I have read conflicting reviews wether these will fit or not.
Can someone please clarify?

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bump steer?

Postby k2sb2003 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:56 pm

Are you experiencing any bump steer? On certain types of bumps, I get the rear end stepping out with the Ironman setup.

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Postby Chris Steffen » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:57 am

No. I find it holds the road really well. My tie rod ends are worn so there is a bit of wandering due to that but no bump steer.

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