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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 09-29-2016, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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My 1st post, YEAH!!!

Hello everyone,

I've been a Jeep fanatic for as long as I remember and I recently purchased a couple of Commanders from being out of the seen for a while...bought an 08 Commander Base model 3.7L and realized the interior was not all that great so I searched craigslist and came across an 06 Commander that had a blown engine but had immaculate leather interior and for the price...well, it was worth it just for the interior swap on my 08 Commander but when I went to look at it I realized it was the Hemi 5.7L Limited so I decided to get long block and fix it as it is worth way more fixed VS parts. I love Jeep, I had a 1999 Cherokee Sport 2 Door 2WD 4.0 HO and I ran that sucker for a whole summer without any water in the Yuma, AZ area...if you know the area you know how hot it can get there...not realizing that I had bought it with a clogged radiator and didn't have as much as a hiccup until my radiator hose blew due the excess pressure I suppose and my mechanic told me there was rust inside radiator so I had must have been running that car without water for a while...never overheated or any, my Cherokee Sport was just fine and ran for ever until I upgraded to a Grand Cherokee 5.7

Now, after a few years out of the Jeep seen I find myself back in it with a BANG!

I had purchased a 05 Jeep Grand Cherokee and was disappointed on the ride while driving it and tried a friends Commander, loved the feel of it so I went ahead and bought one...the 08 Jeep Commander Base 3.7L, baby balls---I Know---so you can only imagine my eyes when I seen the Hemi in the 06...I felt so lucky!

* I actually have the 05 Grand Cherokee up for sale if anyone is interested....I've invested some money on it thinking I was gonna like it...I hated the height/stans of it when I got it so I upgraded to the 2" OME lift along with JBA Upper A-arms for lifted WK/XK (Which are great) and I just couldn't help myself on upgrading rims/tires to the Rubicon 17" with the 255/75/17 along with wheel spacers...looks and feels a lot better than stock.

I'm including pictures of the 08 Commander...the 06 Commander is in the shop getting a makeover so the pictures will have to wait. I found some rust on the 08 Commander and will be taken care of it, these are the pictures without the rock sliders and fender flares.

Does anyone know where I can get front and back bumper with tire carrier? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

By the way, the rims are FUEL ONE PIECE RECOIL - D585 17x8.5 -18 Offset 4.75 B/S on Nitto H2's 265/70/17 with no rubbing, no pinch mod, no spacers. Next rims will be 17x9 same B/S or more offset.
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Welcome to the forum.

My interior is cloth and is actually in immaculate shape, it's also the last major remaining detail that shows this is a Commander Sport.

I really want a leather interior and after some searching, I came across this.

This will probably be my next major purchase in the next 5 months or so.

LTHROCS3TU |*KATZKIN LEATHER INTERIORS for 2008 Jeep Commander


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Thanks for the welcome...I've looked at your Commander and I find it to be a fine piece of machinery, I really like your brush grill. I found my 06 Commander on craigslist for $1300, something I just couldn't pass on even for just the leather interior.
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Thanks for the welcome...I've looked at your Commander and I find it to be a fine piece of machinery, I really like your brush grill. I found my 06 Commander on craigslist for $1300, something I just couldn't pass on even for just the leather interior.
Thanks, the Brush Guard is made by Black Horse.

$1300.00 is definitely a worthwhile investment no doubt.


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Thanks, the Brush Guard is made by Black Horse.

$1300.00 is definitely a worthwhile investment no doubt.
Sounds like a winner, I was thinking about getting one for my 08...the pictures above are of the 08 Commander 3.7L my ex-wife will be driving till she sales her 02 Liberty..that thing has been digging in deep into my pockets, I have two lil girls that I love to death and she is lucky for that...go to watch my future investment and I'm not talking about my trucks if you know what I mean... anyway, I wanna get the brush guard for it but not sure if I wanna go $1300 crazy for just a brush guard, I rather invest that into my 06 Commander 5.7L on a nice front/rear bumper with tire carrier like Steel Armadillo bumper that was floating around at the beginning of the commanders, but I can't seem to find anyone interested in fabricating one for me.
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Sounds like a winner, I was thinking about getting one for my 08...the pictures above are of the 08 Commander 3.7L my ex-wife will be driving till she sales her 02 Liberty..that thing has been digging in deep into my pockets, I have two lil girls that I love to death and she is lucky for that...go to watch my future investment and I'm not talking about my trucks if you know what I mean... anyway, I wanna get the brush guard for it but not sure if I wanna go $1300 crazy for just a brush guard, I rather invest that into my 06 Commander 5.7L on a nice front/rear bumper with tire carrier like Steel Armadillo bumper that was floating around at the beginning of the commanders, but I can't seem to find anyone interested in fabricating one for me.
LOL, I was talking about the $1300.00 you spent on the Commander to get the interior out of Jose - that's not how much the brush guard cost.

The brush guard was only about $250.00

There is a place that will fabricate bumpers for Commanders out of aluminum for about $1,500.00

http://www.truckdefenderbumpersnorth...rder-here.html


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$1300 for a Jeep Commander with an immaculate interior, I just couldn't pass on that if you know what I mean.

The brush guard is definitely worth the $250, will be looking into that...Thanks for the input.

I've reached out to Bruce Hegel at Truck Defender in regards of my bumpers and just waiting for them to get back to me....as a matter of fact, I just received an email from hi, this what he's askingme: "Would you be willing to bring commander to Vale South Dakota?"...so I guess I will have to give him a call and touch bases.

Spoke to Bruce and he will need my Commander for about a week or two and quoted me $2500 for front bumper alone...SMH.

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So I've got some noise while making tight turns so after a quick look I've noticed a lil rubbing on my fender well so I guess it's time for the "Pinch Mod"...it's minimal, but "better safe than sorry".
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Spoke to Bruce and he will need my Commander for about a week or two and quoted me $2500 for front bumper alone...SMH.

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Your pics - The larger of the 2 dimensions has to be less than 1900 pixels.

I'm a little miffed by the price Bruce quoted you - he quoted me $1733 for Brushed Forman Aluminum and $1487.00 for polished Standard aluminum front bumpers.

Maybe the prices he gave me was just for the bare bones bumper.


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The quote I got was for a metal finish as I am going to rhyno it...looking into these bumpers I came across the people that bought the rights for the Tactical Armor Group bumper set seen in these pictures (found in rubitrux.com). I got a quote of $2200 (LED mod for front bumper guard grill and re-location of tire carrier to be on left side and gas tank carrier on right) for both front bumper/Winch Mount and rear Bumper/Tire carrier w/Gas tank carrier just like in the pictures of the Red Commander. If you look closely you you'll notice there are two swing arms...1st (left side) one for the Wheel/Jack and 2nd (right side): for the gas tank carrier...pricy but well worth. Just got my headers by Gibson today for the HEMI 5.7L in the Commander...that things is gonna sound like a beast when I get done.
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