14 April 2014
Safety, predictability and reliability are at the heart of each development project undertaken by ARB’s Old Man Emu's engineering team. So confident with its testing, ARB® has opened up its testing abilities in a new video case study.
As part of each of its new development projects, OME engineers perform a number of tests using both computer modelling and real world driving to assess the impact of aftermarket suspension components, raised ride heights and additional weight on Electronic Stability Compatibility (ESC).
Not prepared to rest on its laurels, ARB® has recently invested significantly in extensive computer aided testing with Bosch, Australia’s experts in ESC.
Testing aimed to assess the effects of aftermarket modifications on Sine with Dwell manoeuvres, the compatibility of OME suspension components and to validate the in-house OME development and testing procedures.
Testing was undertaken over 3 days and involved three different vehicle configurations, each with differing levels of applied load and accessory fitment.
Using Bosch’s specialised in-house measurement equipment, engineers measured a number of vehicle parameters during controlled manoeuvring exercises.
After receiving the test results, Old Man Emu engineers performed extensive work to further validate ARB’s in-house development procedures to ensure an ongoing compatibility between OME suspension, ARB® accessories and ESC. Testing also revealed an increase in performance when using OME suspension, particularly on heavily loaded vehicles.
The full video of ARB’s testing can be viewed below. To find out more about the extensive OME range, simply visit the website of its official UK importer, Arbil: www.arbil.co.uk/4x4/