Jeep Liberty/Suspension/Shocks & Struts
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.
*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)
<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.
Front Strut: Is included with the 2.5" Platinum Skyjacker lift, not sold separately.
- 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.
- 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 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 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.