Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Marietta, GA
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
If 4WD - system: QD-II
yes you'll have to pull the PB assembly - i actually ended up replacing the PB shoes and hardware at the same time (cheap parts). mine were maybe a bit worse off than yours - by the time i got the hub assy loosened up i had no patience for the brake components and they were removed with xtreme prejudice (i anticipated this and had the replacement stuff on hand, as you are doing). it will be nothing like the fronts getting them separated and off (don't have all the suspension components). spray with pb blaster and let soak a few. use a 3pound sledge and a steel chisel, working around the perimeter a few times, repeat...i use three different sizes of chisels, one small enough to fit through the holes and strike from behind.
another thing i need to point out - i was so excited to get the new hub on i skipped right over the step of installing the new 0-ring seal that comes with the hub kit. i saw it sitting on the floor and thought it was the "optional" o-ring that holds the disc in place when installing the brakes. the original o-ring from the hub had disintegrated. needless to say, removing the hub the 2nd time to install it was quite easy!
On my second '06 Commander - first was a Dark Khaki 4.7, I'm now in a Black 5.7 w/ RC 2", 1.25" Spacers, Custom Spectre 4" Intake w/K&N cone filter, NGK G-Power Platinum plugs, Superchips (91+ Tune), 245/70/17 Kenda Klever MT's,
Last edited by bp73; 08-14-2016 at 12:38 PM.