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Ok so I have looked through the FAQ's and all that and tried calling some places but no one seems all that familiar with Commander locally and it seems like there are alot of things to consider.

I want to upgrade to 17x9 wheels with some bigger A/T tires. I am planning on a 2'' lift or Rock Krawler kit.....so how big of tires can I get without any other modifications?
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With a 2 inch lift the biggest tire you will be able to fit is a 265/70R17. To fit that tire you will need to do the pinch weld modification though or else you will have rubbing at the back portion of the front fender well. Especially if you plan on running a 17x9. Make sure if you get a 17x9 that it has no less then +18 mm offset or you will regret buying them because they will stick out to far and you will have rubbing everywhere.

BTW...The Rock Krawler will only give you about 2 inches of lift. They advertise it as being 3.5 inches or something like that but members who have installed it say it doesnt give you that much.




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With a 2 inch lift the biggest tire you will be able to fit is a 265/70R17. To fit that tire you will need to do the pinch weld modification though or else you will have rubbing at the back portion of the front fender well. Especially if you plan on running a 17x9. Make sure if you get a 17x9 that it has no less then +18 mm offset or you will regret buying them because they will stick out to far and you will have rubbing everywhere.

BTW...The Rock Krawler will only give you about 2 inches of lift. They advertise it as being 3.5 inches or something like that but members who have installed it say it doesnt give you that much.
Would I be better off with a 17x8.5 then? I really don't want to have to mod anything to fit other than a 2" lift.

Also do you recommend a different lift kit to meet my needs?

Thanks for the response!
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The cheapest way to get a 2" lift is the Rough Country or same type of spacer lift and there is a lot of choices. The polls we've had on here the Rough Country has been the most popular one. The super lift being the most popular 4" lift. You can check this post out for a list of links for buying Commander stuff. Click here


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Would I be better off with a 17x8.5 then? I really don't want to have to mod anything to fit other than a 2" lift.

Also do you recommend a different lift kit to meet my needs?

Thanks for the response!
You probablly would be better off with a 17x8.5 as long as you got the right back spacing/offset. Do you have a specific wheel in mind that you like? If so I can tell you if they have something in our bolt pattern that will work for you.




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You probablly would be better off with a 17x8.5 as long as you got the right back spacing/offset. Do you have a specific wheel in mind that you like? If so I can tell you if they have something in our bolt pattern that will work for you.
Here are a few I am looking at

V-tech raptor 17x9
Xd spy
Xd hoss

I was looking at a 265/70/17 tire but at this point as long as it is aggressive looking I am open to whatever.
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The cheapest way to get a 2" lift is the Rough Country or same type of spacer lift and there is a lot of choices. The polls we've had on here the Rough Country has been the most popular one. The super lift being the most popular 4" lift. You can check this post out for a list of links for buying Commander stuff. Click here

Thanks Sal! I just ordered my RC 2" Kit.....seems like a good deal.
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XD HOSS and XD SPY are already taken, sorry! Just kidding, as long as you do not paint your commander Black!
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XD HOSS and XD SPY are already taken, sorry! Just kidding, as long as you do not paint your commander Black!

LOL damn...back to square one!

No gonna leave it silver but add some black accents to compliment whatever wheel I go with. Your wheels are tight though...definitely one of my favorites.

I am big on having as much of a unique look as possible....that is why i am sick of seeing other stock jeeps that look identical to mine. I have modded every other car i owned so i am surprised I went this long stock...but i have the bug now so I am in trouble
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