Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cleveland TN
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 103,000
I had a tire blowout several weeks ago and had to buy four new tires, Dealer reminded me that with full time four wheel drive all 4 tires need to the same diameter. So I go to my local tire dealer and get 4 put on. I have been there before and know they do not get the torque right - varies from 90 to 150+. So when I get home it's get out my trusty torque wrench and do all 20 lug nuts. Am I over concerned? I do know a year or so I trusted them or forgot and did not re-torque the front wheels. Several weeks later I was feeling pulsing when applying the brakes, The rotors were original and at least 12 years old and did not pulse till then. I believe it was due the uneven torque on the wheels. I have read that uneven torque is a major reason for warped rotors. So I just replaced the rotors for a parts cost of $250 and now will check the torque every time again..
The tire dealer also, as usual destroyed one of the factory stock sheet metal chrome lug nuts. Just yesterday I replaced all the cheap factory lug nuts with the solid triple chrome plated ones from Amazon for $18 for 20. Happy camper here.
Boy there are a lot of different lug nuts available - size, length and thread etc. My 06 Commander uses 1/2 - 20TPI, by just over an inch long, 3/4 socket size with a 60 degree taper.
06 Commander Limited Hemi - QDII,
Past -89 Comanche, 98 Grand Cherokee (2WD), 2000 Cherokee, 05 Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7
Had to replace the brakes - they opened more gas stations in town
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