Liberty lifting FAQ's:
For those looking for a bit more information on Rocky Road lift systems, please read below. Also feel free to email us with any questions at all on your Liberty.
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We get alot of folks asking why our maximum lift is only 3". We're very happy to share our early test finding. A 3.5" lift was our first design, though was never marketed. The main reason for this was that we destroyed 3 front axles (2driver's side, 1 passenger) before coming to the conclusion the Liberty CV joints could just not handle this amount of lift. When we moved to a slightly more moderate 3" lift, all problems ended. Some retailers who carry 3" lifts may not be forthcoming with this information, or may not even run Libertys themselves and so have no idea of the problem. Since we are a manufacturer as well as retail operation, damaged parts are a concern for us. Bottom line.... beware lifts over 3". The extra 1/2" may sound more cool, but you will "pay" more.... alot more, in the end. Avoid 3.5"+ lift kits.
Please note on all Jeep Liberty lifts (no matter what company): Installation of any lift on the market for the Liberty causes the upper A-arm to sit at a lower position. In about 5% of installations in lifting a Liberty, there has been reports of slight contact between the arm and the spring. This happens on all suspension lifts on the market by every manufacturer (except for the Rockfather). The contact is easy to fix by doing a slight bit of clearancing on the arm itself with something like a Dremel tool or die grinder. Most vehicles will not have to worry about this issue and our Rockfather system eliminates this possibility altogether.
Liberty having some fun down Mexico way.
The snorkel is custom and not available for the Liberty at this time :^(
Our coil spacer components found in some kits are guaranteed to last for as long as you own your vehicle.
All Liberty lifts necessitate longer rear shocks. Other kits comes with uncomfortablef Rancho (or other big brand name) shocks built for pickups and vehicle much heavier than your Jeep... but sold to Jeep owners. Rocky Road Engineered shocks are built specifically for your Jeep and we highly recommend them for all of our suspensions over other stiff shocks provided by all the 'big name' manufacturers. Just make sure to grease everything during installation and use the correct 12mm sleeves to avoid squeaks and rattles.
Camber adjustment on the front is not a problem. Even though our OTT system can be installed at home, with suspension modifications to any and all IFS vehicles (such as the Liberty), you should plan on having a professional computerized alignment performed to maximize tire wear and fuel economy. On the OTT system, you can reset your alignment following your instructions for short-term driving. Please do plan on having a professional alignment though.
Small shot of our Liberty with a 2.5" lift on Tipover Challenge in Moab.... it's tougher than it looks!
While our 2.5-3" systems can barely fit 265/75 tires, those tires can rub in certain situations and may require extra tweaking for proper fitment. We love the extra clearance and mean look of the taller tires, but some folks cannot accept any tire rubbing at all. If you are uncomfortable with a tire rubbing on plastic in any circumstance, consider going with the at least one size smaller, maybe two. For those who want the MAX setup, we have found this to be the 265/75 tires, on stock wheels, with a 1" wheel spacer. We knock down the lip on that protrusion at the rear of the front fenderwell. Just keep in mind the fit considerations we have raised before purchasing your tires.
Keep in mind these are only general guidelines. Actual tire sizes vary quite a bit from one model to the next even though the sidewalls all carry the same size stamp. We highly recommend you always install your lift first, then head to a tire shop for a test fit of a front tire before purchase. This way you know what is going to fit on your Jeep before purchasing the tires.
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The rule of thumb is that warranty is only affected on the part you modify. If you change the seat in your Jeep, it won't affect your vehicle's fuel injection system, the engine, paint, or drivetrain... but you can be sure the warranty for your seat and seat mount system will be affected. Same goes for your suspension. You can expect a question of coverage on the suspension parts you modify, but as it does not affect your engine, body paint, drivetrain, electrical, a dealer will have no footing to say your vehicle warranty is 'void' if you change the springs and shocks.
All of our suspension systems are great systems. If you need help in deciding which might be best suited to your needs, please give don't hesitate to email us.