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Jeep Liberty Lift Kit for 2002-07
3" Suspension Lift & Leveling System

Jeep Liberty lift kitJeep Liberty Lift Kit

The result of over 6 years of design and testing.... the ultimate suspension. The new improved Rockfather kits do away with all concerns of A-arm contact or the front suspension bottoming out. With our new complete strut re-design, there is no finer suspension for the Jeep Liberty available on the market today.

You may note we don't carry some of the more 'familiar' brands of lifts for your Jeep. The exact reason for this is that as actual Jeep Liberty drivers, we have tried those lifts on our Jeeps and determined they just ride too rough for the level of comfort we expect and demand. We will not sell anything we wouldn't run on our own Jeeps, so you won't see those more 'name-brand' systems here. With Rocky Road, you are buying from legitimate Jeep Liberty experts. We actually engineered superior lift systems for our own Libertys, and you get to reap the rewards of those efforts as well.

Jeep Liberty lift kit
J. Wiegand's "Rubicon" Rockfather II Liberty... Wisconsin style!
Jeep Liberty lift kit
Robert Newsome's Liberty.
"It would be an honor if you would put my pics on I love the Rock father II lift, I think it is the best lift out there."
Jeep liberty CRD lift
David Christensen, CRD Liberty... Rockfather 2 Deluxe with the ARB Bull Bar
The Old Man Emu components really are the best quality parts, though not as widely distributed. Rocky Road is happy to use Old Man Emu components 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. You can view more information on the spring by clicking
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 lovewd by our customer base.

 Jeep Liberty Lift kit, best on the market

As with all our Liberty suspension lifts, the Rocky Road Rockfather kits do 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. We have engineered the system to be able to mount on a vehicle with stock bumper, or to properly handle a winch bumper for those who have tried staying with stock springs only to lose some lift. Our system is available with spring rates designed to custom fit your needs including Jeeps with the heavy CRD diesel engine.

The main highlight of our Rockfather systems is a combined front system of Old Man Emu springs, the Under-the-Top® external strut spacer incorporated with a strut drop mount. 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.

For Liberty CRD owners, our Rockfather kits are one of the only systems on the planet to provide the Heavy Duty front springs you need to support your heavy diesel engine with the external strut spacer and drop system. No other spring manufacturer in the market offers this variety of spring rates to accommodate your heavy duty needs.... Rocky Road does. See photo of David Christensen's white CRD at left.

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!!!

Being THE AUTHORITY on Liberty suspensions, our kits are in demand all over the planet. We have shipped them everywhere from Russia to New Zealand, Peru to Fiji, and everywhere in between. Simply stated, there is no finer suspension system in the world for your Jeep than the Rocky Road Rockfather suspensions.

Below you will find lists of the content of all of our Rockfather suspension systems. Don't just take our word for it. Mopar Underground... the Mopar team that builds those awesome concept vehicle you see at SEMA, in the magazines, and at auto shows and events around the country have chosen Rocky Road lift kits 3 times for their project Jeeps. Mopar can choose any lift system, they have come to Rocky Road since there is no better suspension. That's just a fact. If you have any confusion or questions on these systems, their components, or anything else to do with the Liberty, we invite you to email us direct or use our online chat system when it is active. We really are Liberty enthusiasts and we really do know these vehicles.



Our Jeep Liberty Lift Kits come in three configurations....

Jeep Liberty lift kit
Under-the-Top® Strut cap system. Replaces your factory strut with our revolutionary new strut cap.
Jeep Liberty lift kit
Under-the-Top® mounted properly on top of the Liberty strut system.
Jeep Liberty lift kit
The complete assembled Rockfather II strut system... OME springs, struts, new strut caps and spring seats.
Rockfather I contains:
New Old Man Emu front springs.
® strut cap and spacers for 3" leveling lift in front.
Heavy Duty rear coil spacer system.
Rocky Road engineered shocks.

This suspension gets you the superior front end system and cuts costs on the rear by using poly coil spacers in back. You stay with the stock front struts to help reduce 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.


Rockfather II contains:
New Old Man Emu front custom springs.
® strut cap and spacers for 3" leveling lift in front.
Old Man Emu or Heavy Dut GR2 front strut shocks.
Custom full height rear springs. Full height! Not small springs with a spacer included.
Rocky Road engineered rear shocks
Optional pre-assembly of the front struts.

Bottom line, there is no other suspension company's lift that will ride better, handle better on and offroad. The safety and ride quality in this suspension is unparalleled. Available unassembled, or with a full assembled front strut system. Anything else you may consider purchasing is simply 2nd place or worse in ride quality and handling.


New Old Man Emu front custom springs.
® strut cap and spacers for 3" leveling lift in front.
Old Man Emu or Heavy Duty GR2 front strut shocks.
Custom full height rear springs. Full height! Not small springs with a spacer included.
Rocky Road engineered rear shocks
Optional pre-assembly of the front struts.
UPPER CONTROL ARMS upper A-arm control arms included. More information on these
UCA bumpstop extensions.

In a nutshell, this is the ultimate top of the line suspension for any Liberty. It contains everything in the Rockfather II system but also our new upper control arms as well. If you are searching for the very best of the best for your Jeep, look no further. The best and most complete system on planet Earth.




Jeep Liberty lift kitBest engineered Liberty lift kit

Now for a word on comparison of suspension kits for the Liberty. There are 2 basic ways of lifting the Liberty. There are lifts that gain height from the use of springs, and those that lift from spacers used inside and outside of the strut assembly. Within those groups, there are then a couple sub-categories. We don't want to bash on the competition, but it is fair to share our years of engineering and testing with those shopping for lifts....

Ken Ellifrit's KJ Liberty (2005-07) looking GREAT with his Rocky Road leveling lift kit,
265/75/16 Dick Cepek Crushers.
Click picture for larger view.

The first type of lift to touch on is any Liberty 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.

Jeep Liberty lift kit
Jeep Liberty lift kit
Jeep Liberty lift kit
For further illustration, imagine your Jeep on a lift with the tires off the ground. They will hang down. Now normally when you set the Jeep 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 lower the Jeep onto the tire and they won't go up, they will stay in place rigid. This is because the springs are already crushed nearly to their maximum compression.

Franken-style lifts fall into this problem area. While they may use some of the same OME components, their system Pre-Compresses the springs to create more lift. You WILL have a rougher and stiffer ride. Also, you are using the OME springs in a way which OME did not engineer and will have warranty issues with those kits.

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.


The Rocky Road Jeep Liberty. Lifted with the Rockfather Deluxe suspension.
Has tackled 4+ rated trail in Moab, yet rides stable & comfortable at 80+mph.
Click pics for a larger view.


Best Designed Liberty suspension lift kit

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 Liberty, 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.



While the folks at Jeep/MOPAR are shy about "official" endorsements, others in the industry are not..
Hey there guys I wanted to drop you a quick email.
We bought your Rockfather Deluxe with GR2 struts for our Jeep Liberty that we are using as a marketing tool for our company.
We use it to chase & support our team at the Vegas - Reno desert race.
Also, overlanding trips through northern Utah & Idaho, and Pismo in the dunes.
The suspension works flawless, over rocks, through rough roads, bouncing over whoops & even getting a little air over razor back dunes.

Thanks for making a great product!
Mike DeFord, Marketing Director
Go Rhino! Products & Big Country Truck Accessories

Best Liberty suspension lift kit

We are the only company on the planet offering a 3" lift with Old Man Emu springs used in the way in which they were engineered by Old Man Emu which is properly mounted inside of the strut, with a spacer outside of the strut that does not affect the proper operation and engineering of the Old Man Emu spring or strut shock.

If you have any questions at all about any suspension on the market, or any Rocky Road suspensions, please do email us direct. Emails go straight to Rocky Road owner Glenn Wakefield whose red Liberty is pictured all over our website. Glenn has personally tested nearly every suspension on the market to compare and contrast these various suspensions. Please feel free to email him and ask any questions you like. 


Without question, Rockfather is the finest suspension on the planet for the Jeep Liberty, KJ.


Please email with any questions.
Please read below for information regarding tire size fitment. 

Jeep Liberty Lift Kits

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Rockfather I
Rockfather II
Available with & without assembled OME struts
Rockfather Deluxe
Available with & without assembled OME struts
Rockfather II - GR2
Available with GR2 struts
Rockfather Deluxe - GR2
Available with GR2 struts
Rear Shock upgrades
Factory Replacement Bushings and Isolators


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 couple weeks turnaround time on the Rockfather kits and components. Please bear with us and understand sometimes the best things in life... often take just a little longer



Jeep Liberty lift kitCheck out this great email we received from Nick Kouris from the beautiful country of Greece.
Sounds like he's making great use our our parts on his Jeep.