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I have a 2006 Jeep Commander and I currently have the stock 245/65R17 tires. I have someone going to give me 265/70R17 what kind of modifications will I have to make if any.
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This thread will answer a lot of questions you might have, you'll have to scroll down to get to the part about the tires.

New Here? Read this Thread for FAQ's on Tires, Lifts and Spacers!

Also, some more info would be good--do you have the 3.7l, 4.7l, or 5.7 hemi? AWD or 2wd? Have 4lo switch?

If you have awd (or 4x4 if you like) make sure the tires you having given to you are all worn the same--having one or two off can mess up your awd system--before installing them.

silver '06 4.7l, leather, no sway bars, BFG A/T with MTR tread (TreadWright) 265/70/17, 1.5" spider trax, get lost 4x4 front bumper and rock sliders, custom lift (OME front springs with spacers, 2.25 RR in rear)
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bottom line is you need at least a 2 inch lift i recomend the old man emu hd springs shocks and struts thats what i run and think it rides much better than factory springs after the lift you will have to do minor triming to the front splash shields in the fender thats about it some say you have to perform a front end alignment but after i lifted mine i set it up on the alignment rack and the alignment was still perfect
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I'm one of the some I guess LOL if you lift it get it an alignment. Glad yours was still within spec but not all are so lucky. I have the Firestone lifetime alignment so every time I swap parts or what ever they just do it for free.


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i agree its a good idea to have it checked but dosnt always require adjustment. thats a pretty good deal lifetime alignments i would definetly take advantage of that if you have it. i have the benefit of being the shop forman at a dealership so i just check it myself
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Ya they charge $90 for a regular one and $180 for the lifetime it's a real good deal I asked before I bought if it also covers my own stupidity and they said yes it didn't matter LOL

Those tires should be fine on a 2" lift and if your never going off road that should be about all you need.


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just got a quote for $169 at firestone...thats AWESOME. I think i'm going to get it..
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bottom line is you need at least a 2 inch lift i recomend the old man emu hd springs shocks and struts thats what i run and think it rides much better than factory springs after the lift you will have to do minor triming to the front splash shields in the fender thats about it some say you have to perform a front end alignment but after i lifted mine i set it up on the alignment rack and the alignment was still perfect

So your saying you installed OME HD coils and struts up front and your alignment was still dead on? Thats physically impossible. On an IFS vehicle, the lift (spacers or coils) pushes down on the lower control arm thus lifting the vehicle. This totally throws off the caster/camber adjustment as well as the toe. So the only way it could have been dead on after the lift is if some how it was way off prior and the lift brought it into spec. But if that was the case your tires would have been cupped like crazy on the inside prior to the lift.

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