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Old 08-27-2011, 01:20 PM
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Question Mopar Lowering Springs

This part# states it fits up to '08. These should fit my '09 correct? http://compare.ebay.com/like/390051587611?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&va r=sbar Will I need to change shocks? Don't like the H&M or Eibach springs as they really "slam" it down too low.
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No change in the 08 & 09 models
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Has anyone tried installing just the rear ones to level out the Commander? I'm mainly trying to get the same visual look between the body flare and the tire from front to rear. (about 1-1/2" different now) I use the Commander on road. I have other Jeeps for plowing snow and off road activities so I'm not concerned about losing ground clearance on the Commander.

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Has anyone tried installing just the rear ones to level out the Commander? I'm mainly trying to get the same visual look between the body flare and the tire from front to rear. (about 1-1/2" different now) I use the Commander on road. I have other Jeeps for plowing snow and off road activities so I'm not concerned about losing ground clearance on the Commander.

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PM forum member robby ( http://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/member.php?u=10452 ). He can show you how to raise the front to level out the Commander. This is what other members have done. No one else that I know of has chosen to lower the rear to level it out.
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I will give that a try. Thanks.
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I didn't think Mopar made lowering springs for the Commander, are these new springs for another Chrysler vehicle that just happen to fit the spring perches of the Commander? If you haven't already, I would check the Mopar Catalogue and confirm that Mopar Accessories/Performance actually sell these and what they charge for them, before trusting someon on ebay, that these are legit and the best price.

Lowering the vehicle makes it more likely to bottom out and bottoming out will damage the shock/struts. Unless its really bad, it won't damage them right away, but people that lower vehicles often find the strut/shocks wear out many time faster than when stock.

Lowering also moves the range where the shock/strut was designed to operate, that can effect it performance and/or longevity.

The less you lower, the less the effect these have. I would think a Jeep, with a lot of suspension travel already designed into it, would NOT run into some of the common problems on other vehicles, if you kept the lowering to only a small amout.
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I didn't think Mopar made lowering springs for the Commander...
Yes, Mopar makes lowering springs for the Commander. Other members have used them.
http://www.moparonlineparts.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=AccessoryCatalog&catalogid=6633&s iteid=214954&categoryID=162692&subcat1=162693&subc at2=162709

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