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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-16-2012, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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close to a year ago my wife wanted to trade in her cobalt for something else/better. so after some looking around and come convincing she got a 2010 jeep commander.

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2010 jeep commander 4x4
3.7 v6 with eco feature

lift:
2.5in rocky road spacer lift with rocky road shocks

so im glad that i got her to get it cause we ended up transfering up to kodiak, ak so it will be perfect to drive around here and to do some camping/ moderate trail riding in.

all loaded up ready to drive

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even with "THE BEAST" (as my wife calls it) completely loaded down we still got great gas mileage going thru canada and mainland ak thanks to the eco feature that drops it down to a v4 when cruising.
got kinda cold thru the yukon(ened up getting down to 4 degrees)

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after we got off the ferry into ak we put the roof rack bag on

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so after making it ak i decided to get a lift for her bday and put it on for her
got the rocky road 2.5in spacer lift with rocky road shocks. went in pretty easily with the help of my buddy colt and cj. did most of it myself while they work the colts dirt bike. it took around 8hrs to put in. '

the rear taken apart

the rear spacer put in
spacer and shock installed and bolted up

wheels back on rear completed

then we noticed that it started to snow a bit

my buddy colts cummings

so now we started to tackle the front. just gana say that the getting to the top bolts of the front struts were a pain in my ass. had to take the battery and fuse panel out, then the coolent container on the other side



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the front taken apart

had to go over to the hobby shop on base and use the spring compressor. made taking the strut apart a million times easier. but the lift comes with new bolts not new studs so it make it a pain in the ass to torque them up. but with some help from my buddys and redneck rigging we got everything on. THANK GOD!!
front strut put in


front tires going on

all on and bolted up

so it started to snow a lot more once we were done pulling it out of the garage.

the aftermath of all the work. coolant and wd40 all over the ground

so i made the wife drive the truck cause it was snowing so hard, just incase anything happened.


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had to drive 20mph and with only the fogs on so i didnt white myself out. could see more that 25ft in front of me!!! woke up this moring to this

took my HIDs off my truck and put it on the commander
my truck taken apart
i used the swith from the aux lights that i have on the back of my truck that i didnt use. and some extra wires

all bolted on
lit up

all done

so now for the comparisons
before:

after:

front before:

after:


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rear before:

after:

side before:

after:

before:

after:

gana be putting hella 500s that are converted to 35w 5000k hid on the front
bumper soon. going to be takin them off my truck and putting on the commander. i dont need them now that my wife got me a 30in LED light bar!!!!

future plans:

265/70/17 Duractacs
1.5 in spidertrax wheel spacers
K&N cold air intake
Tow Hitch
Tail Light Rock Guards

thats it for now guys let me know wat you think!!


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even with "THE BEAST" (as my wife calls it) completely loaded down we still got great gas mileage going thru canada and mainland ak thanks to the eco feature that drops it down to a v4 when cruising.
I've been a member here for 6 years and that is the first time I've heard of this on the 3.7. The HEMI V8 has the MDS which shuts down 4 cylinders when cruising but nobody here has ever mentioned the 3.7 doing this. Are you sure ?

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I've been a member here for 6 years and that is the first time I've heard of this on the 3.7. The HEMI V8 has the MDS which shuts down 4 cylinders when cruising but nobody here has ever mentioned the 3.7 doing this. Are you sure ?
X2 never heard of that. Isn't the 3.7 v6 the "Eco" option?


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well my bad guys i was under the impression that the ECO feature did that, but if it doesnt then ok. you learn something new everyday, thats why i love these forums.

thanks again guys


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Thanks for posting the pics. I like the transformation. My wife just caught me looking at it and said "over my dead body". lol. I am wondering if she would even notice if I got this done when I get the struts replaced. hmmmmm.

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well my bad guys i was under the impression that the ECO feature did that, but if it doesnt then ok. you learn something new everyday, thats why i love these forums.

thanks again guys
What is the Eco feature you're talking about? Is it a button or lever?


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