I found this web site and have visited a few times and found it to be very helpful. So I became a member and have a few questions regarding my 09 jeep commander. Many of you talk about a 2" lift..Is there a difference between a regular 2" lift and suspension lift and a body lift. Does a commander even qualify for a body lift?
I want to llift my jeep to give it a rugged look. I dont do any serious off roading or anyting like that. I go camping and fishing about couple times a year. What is your recommendation for some one like me who wants to lift a jeep.
i did get two quotes but wasnt sure which one to go with, it got a bit confusing. One retailer said 2" suspension lift and may not have the factory ride and the other said 3" front body lift and either 1.25" or2" rear lift.
Because the Commander is built on a unibody platform a body lift is out of the question. Only a suspension lift can be done. Check out the Rough Country or Rocky Road 2" lifts for the Commander. You can install these lifts yourself.
2006 Steel Blue 5.7L HEMI Limited 4x4 Build Date: June 9, 2006 Hour 14
Interior: Dark Slate/Light Graystone with Saddle Brown Leather Seats
Quadra-Drive II, NAV, DVD, Trailer Tow Group IV, Off-Road Group II, Remote Start, UConnect, Rear Backup
Camera, Chrome Wheels, Magnaflow cat-back exhaust, Daytime Running Lights enabled
The Rough country 2" lift will level the Jeep out for you but its a spacer lift just a metal brick pretty much that goes on top of your struts and springs. A suspension lift is all new components like new front struts and new springs and shocks in the back its more money but worth it if you can afford it. I would recommend to get started is a 2" spacer lift with some nice AT tires and either new wheels or at least 1.25" or 1.5" wheel spacers. This will dramatically change the look of the jeep and make it look more aggressive. Chopping the front bumper and adding the front skid help the look as well.
I have the RC 2" lift and it leveled the jeep and kept factory ride until i put my tires ( E load range MT'S) on. As long as you stick with the same as stock load range tire you shouldn't notice much difference if any.
06 Commander Limited 4.7 QTII, 2" RC Lift, 245 70 R17 BigFoot XT's, Aries 3" Bull bar, Sick Speed light Bar, Black step hitch with LED Break Lights.
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