The Dodge Nitro kit does not go over 3" in height to keep the front axle CV joints from binding. What you are getting is a full suspension that drives and handles like a dream.
Lifted Dodge Nitro... no more Soccer Mom-mobile!
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The main highlight of our suspension systems is a combined front system of Old Man Emu springs, the Under-the-Top® external strut spacer incorporated with a strut drop mount (patent pending). By combining the two, we have taken one step beyond any other company in being able to eliminate any ball joint binding, bottoming out, or strut stress that can occur. It is a combination of the best of all worlds for the ultimate IFS strut system with no reduction in underside clearance. There is no other suspension system on the planet that will ride this smooth or flex as well.
Old Man Emu components really are the best quality parts, though not as widely distributed. Rocky Road is proud to use only Old Man Emu parts in the design and release of this combination suspension system. We invite you to take some additional time investigating the engineering behind the Old Man Emu components.
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And more information on the strut/shocks
Also available are the GR2 Heavy Duty front struts kits. These kits provide an excellent lower cost alternative to the OME struts and are often compared quite closely to the OME struts for a number of different vehicles. We've used GR2 struts for years and they have always been loved by our customer base.
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Rockfather II kits are offered with an optional complete assembled front strut system for those who wish an easy do-it-yourself installation. Or, you can just pick up the standard Rockfather I and II kits and have your installer do the strut work. Yes... you read that correctly, the Rockfather II system is now available with fully assembled struts!!!
Below you will find lists of the content of all of our Rockfather suspension systems. Don't just take our word for it...
When MOPAR went looking for THE BEST suspension and control arms on the planet for their 'projects' (these are the vehicles that show up at popular 4x4 events, Auto industry & trade around the world), MOPAR picked Rocky Road! Yes... Mopar doesn't just follow a popular thread on a chat forum, or a couple of "testomonials" from close friends of a 4x4 shop posing as regular guys. MOPAR does not take the word of non-experts. MOPAR investigates the complete engineering before making any decision... Rocky Road Suspensions were deemed the BEST ENGINEERED by the experts, and so is the choice for various MOPAR projects.
The Rockfather suspension gets you the superior front end system, yet also helps keep prices a bit more 'in check' on the rear by using poly coil spacers in back. You stay with the stock front struts to help reduce the overall cost as well. Our revolutionary Under-the-Top® means no additional stress or other complication keeping the stock strut shock.
This is an excellent system for those on a tight budget that want the famous Rockfather ride quality and handling.
Nitro ROCKFATHER DELUXE:
New Old Man Emu front custom springs.
Under-the-Top® strut cap and spacers for 3" leveling lift in front.
Old Man Emu or Heavy Duty GR2 front strut shocks.
Full High Density rear poly coil spacer.
Rocky Road engineered rear shocks
Optional pre-assembly of the front struts.
FRONT UPPER CONTROL ARMS included. More information on these
The first type of lift to touch on is any Nitro suspension lift that includes any type of internal strut spacer creates lift by crushing the front springs so that there is no uptravel (compression) left. For example... In the picture above showing our fully assembled strut, you can see our spacer on the outside on top. Now just imagine that same spacer on the inside of the strut assembly with the spring. The strut can't change length, it is always the same. So the spring is going to be squished more inside of that strut assembly.For further illustration, imagine your Dodge Nitro on a lift with the tires off the ground. They will hang down. Now normally when you set the vehicle back on the ground the suspension compresses. This is how the suspension should act. With an internal strut spacer, the suspension is already compressed. The vehicle is lowered onto the tire and the tires won't go up, they will stay in place rigid. This is because the springs are already crushed nearly to their maximum compression.
What does this mean for you? It means very stiff handling, a bouncy stiff ride quality, an unstable feeling at highway speeds. There are lifts that will take quality springs like the Old Man Emu and combine them with these internal strut spacers, but the end result is still the same. The springs are still crushed by the internal spacers, the ride quality is diminished from its ideal comfort level, handling suffers since the springs cannot cycle as engineered, and the warranty of those is 100% null & void since they are NOT being used in the way they were engineered.
DO NOT PURCHASE AN INTERNAL STRUT LIFT KIT kit!!!!!
These are inexpensive and so appear attractive. But they will ruin the ride quality of your Dodge.
The second style of lift uses external strut spacers. These kits exist for the sole reason of saving money. If someone wants a lift on their Jeep in the least expensive fashion, these kits do the job and we do manufacture an excellent Budget Lift system. These kits do not diminish the ride comfort such as with internal spacer strut lifts, but they don't improve the vehicle stability, comfort, and handling like the Rockfather suspensions.
Third, you have suspensions that use lifted springs. These include some of the more well-known manufacturers out there. Often, the local 4x4 shop knows little to nothing about the Nitro, but they sell these lifts readily. What we can say about these suspensions is that we receive orders regularly from many customers who already own these other big name lift kits and just can't take the harsh ride quality anymore. Only one company has engineered the proper formula for excellent riding lifted springs, and that is Old Man Emu. Anything else, you might just end up coming back to us anyway and spending several hundred more $$$ to correct the rough riding issues.
Finally, you have a system like the Rockfather which uses the best quality Old Man Emu springs, and an EXTERNAL strut spacer. Bottom line, this is the best suspension comfiguration available. The best of all worlds with no drawbacks at all.
If you have any questions at all about any suspension on the market, or any Rocky Road suspensions, please do email us direct. Please feel free to email and ask any questions you like.
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Thanks for your interest in our suspension systems. The world has discovered that Rocky Road suspensions are the absolute best on the planet. As a result of the somewhat overwhelming demand at this time for our suspensions, there may be a few weeks turnaround time on the Rockfather kits and components. Please bear with us and understand sometimes the best things in life take just a little longer
Taylor did a special setup on his Nitro with our lift system.
By pulling off the fenders, he has a really cool looking "offroad" look now!
245/75 R16 tires, but looks like room to grow!
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