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2" lift question

I'm new to the forum. Just bought a new Jeep Commander, I want to put a 2" lift on it. Having a hard time figuring out what lift to get. Looking at Daystar, Rough Country & Rocky Road. The Rocky Road kit reviews say it's better to get new shocks, the other kits say you can use stock shocks. Unsure if larger shocks are required. I don't plan to use it Off-Road, and I'm keeping the stock tires for now.
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I have the RC 2" with stock shocks. No problems at all. If your not going off-road I don't think I would worry about the extra travel you would get from after market shocks.

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+1 I also have the rough country lift with stock shocks...i go off roaduing and have never had an issue
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Same here and if not using it off road I wouldn't even consider upgrading the shocks on a new commander.
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I think any of the lifts you mentioned will be fine without new shocks, since you are not going off-road I would be happy with any of those lifts.





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As stated several times above, new shocks/struts definately arent needed with a 2 inch spacer lift. Now if you were going with a 4 inch lift that would be a different story. I ran my XK for about a year on oem struts/shocks without any problems and I go off roading on a regular basis.




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BDS and Rusty's also make a 2 inch lift. People are generally happy with whatever lift they get. Some people prefer the totally steel lifts vs polyethelen or whatever they are. I have Rusty's with steel front lift and poly rear. If I were to do it again, I would get steel but I haven't had a failure with mine. Running for over a year with stock shocks and struts on the 2 inch lift with 32" tires, off-roading several times. Put on about 25-30k miles a year.
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Here is the complete list of spacer lifts:

BDS www.bds-suspension.com/php/ProductSelect.php
Skyjacker http://4wheelonline.com/jeep/Product...roductId=70709
Teraflex http://www.quadratec.com/products/76190_820.htm
Daystar http://www.daystarweb.com/productdet...?productID=373
Rusty's http://rustysoffroad.com//mm5/mercha...ry_Code=XKKITS
Rough Country http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_commander_2.html
Revtek http://www.revtek.com/jeepsusp.asp
Tuff Country http://www.tuffcountry.com/jeep-lift...lift-kits.html
Rocky Road http://www.rocky-road.com/2005grand.html

If I were to do it all over again I probablly would have went with the Old Man Emu springs, shocks and struts.


EDIT: Apperently some of those links no longer work.




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i've got the rough country lift. love it so far. haven't been offroading but have done a little neighborhood climbing. i was a little disappointed in rough country's installation manual, but i eventually figured it out. you will definitely need a friend or two helping you.
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