Old Man Emu (OME)

2015+ Colorado/Canyon 1" Lift Kit

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Product Specification

Old Man Emu (OME) Suspension Systems: Determining the right solution for your vehicle and your requirements demands special attention to many factors. OME 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.

Design & Development: The OME engineers initial evaluation of the new Chevrolet Colorado revealed a very firm, controlled ride when configured in the OE trim. This provided the opportunity to explore tuning for comfort and control in various loading scenarios. OME’s newly developed range will provide a plush ride over both on-and off-road slow speed terrain, but still provide vehicle stability when a high speed maneuverer is required. In order to accommodate for vehicles with various loads OME has developed a wide spectrum of strut and spring combinations to provide industry-leading load carrying ride comfort combination possible. For optimal ride performance, a complete suspension systems is recommended. However, there is an opportunity to fit front coils, struts, and rear shock absorbers as a leveling kit. This configuration will accommodate a winch and bumper combination while lifting or leveling the front suspension height. A leveling kit will maintain the rear height while improving ride quality through the fitment of OME struts and shocks.


Springs: Factory geometry allows for a 1” lift and still maintains an adequate level of droop. Three spring options were chosen to cater for vehicles with factory bumper and with aftermarket bumper and winch setups. Specific kits have been developed for both gas and diesel models. In addition, a 5mm trim packer is available to assist with the fine tuning of ride heights and trimming the vehicle from side to side.

Struts: The newly-tuned strut resulted in a compliant yet controlled ride with particular improvement in isolation of small inputs and road texture as well as larger inputs from various speed bump profiles, pot holes and road features


Springs: The new Colorado leaf spring was designed with an emphasis on ride comfort with and without a payload which has led to two types of load dependent leaf designs: • Medium loads (0lb to GVM, optimal performance at loads of 0-660lbs) • Heavy Load, constant 660lb (660lbs to GVM, optimal performance at loads of 660lbs plus) An optional Extra Leaf (XL) was developed to cater for expedition vehicle setups that are under a heavy constant load. Consideration was taken for fitment of these aftermarket leaf springs as the front eye leaf spring bolt requires removal of the fuel tank. To make fitment easier, a leaf spring bolt kit (FK91) is included in the selection guide. It is far quicker and easier to cut off the original bolt and fit the FK91 rather than removing the fuel tank.

Shock Absorbers: Two new rear shock absorbers have been developed with particular attention to controlling the vehicle both with and without payloads. Numerous combinations 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.


  • 2015+ Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon