Jeep Liberty/Suspension/Shocks & Struts

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2005 Gasoline Jeep Liberty Front Coilovers
2005 Gasoline Jeep Liberty Rear Shocks

In the Jeep Liberty the front is a coil-over IFS and the rear is a solid live axle. The fronts uses struts and the rear uses shocks. Once you lift your Liberty you must swap out the stock shocks & struts with longer ones. Some say that you can leave your front strut without any problems, but to achieve the best ride quality and off-road capabilities longer struts will help. The after-market offers a few options on shocks and struts for your lifted and unlifted Liberty. The most popular being the Ranchos.

Rancho[edit | edit source]

Unlifted[edit | edit source]

RS9000X RSX17000 RS5000
Front RS99764 RSX17505* RS5764
Rear RS99284 RSX17080 RS5284

Lifted[edit | edit source]

Front RSX17505*
Rear RSX17004**

*A strut for a Liberty with 0" Lift.

**A rear shock for a stock 1998-2003 Dodge Durango 4WD and a stock 1997-2004 Dodge Dakota 4WD.

Old Man Emu (OME)[edit | edit source]

<i>OME Suspension kits and parts are manufactured by ARB.</i>

Medium duty Struts: Better fitted for use on a 3.7L Gas engine with stock bumper.

Heavy duty Struts: Better fitted for use on a 3.7L Gas with after-market bumper or a 2.8L diesel engine with/without after-market bumper/winch.

Rear Shocks:

Skyjacker[edit | edit source]

Front Strut: Is included with the 2.5" Platinum Skyjacker lift, not sold separately.

Rear Shock:

  • N8088: This is a twin-tube Nitro-charged rear shock.
  • M9088: This is a mono-tube gas-charged rear shock.
  • H7088: This is a twin-tube hydraulic rear shock.

BDS[edit | edit source]

Rear Shock:

  • 55968: For the 2002-2004 Jeep Liberty with a 2" lift. It is a mono-tube Hydraulic rear shock.
  • 95968: For the 2002-2004 Jeep Liberty with a 2" lift. It is a gas-charged rear shock.

Doestch[edit | edit source]

Doestch rear shocks are sold through Rocky Road Outfitters.

  • Series 3000: A rear shock for a better performance on-road and off-road, yet delivers a softer ride than factory shocks.
  • Series 8000 Prerunner: These shocks are those who tow or haul heavy loads and like to go fast off-road.

Rusty's[edit | edit source]

Rusty's shocks and struts are only sold through Rusty's Offroad and can be ordered for the stock Liberty or 2" lifted one. Rusty's also carry OME shocks and coil springs.

External Links[edit | edit source]

Rancho Shocks

Old Man Emu


BDS Suspension

Doetsch Shocks

Doetsch Shocks @ Rocky Road

Rusty's Off-Road