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Ok so i have been pondering a couple more performance mods on my 06' 4.7

1. Camshafts--- any one have an idea where or what brand i can find one for the commander...my thoughts were that i could use a 2006 dakota 4.7L cam? is this safe or could cause issues

2. Headers---has anyone tried using headers for an Dakota 4.7L on their commander?


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i am also interested in doing this please someone chime in

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ok so im looking at JBA shorty headers...

but again they only list dakota 4.7 05-07 anyone know if these might work?


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Well boys i am diving in head first on this one


I ordered some JBA shorties for the 06 dakota 4.7L and i guess only time will tell if they work...i will keep you all posted


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well they are ordered...i very nervous about them as i cant find a solid answer wether or not they will work....and it isnt a simple unbolt mine and try them...

i dunno i guess ill have to just giver and hope they are the same


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Why not check the manifold part numbers from Dodge for the dakota and see if the Jeep is using the same number?

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Robby;

i did check that with my dealership here, the problem is that Dodge and Jeep have 2 completely different formats for their part #s, so they may be the same part but the # looks different


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Robby;

i did check that with my dealership here, the problem is that Dodge and Jeep have 2 completely different formats for their part #s, so they may be the same part but the # looks different
Yikes!
That numbering method must be nightmare to stay on top of.

Usually, shared components within a corporation use the same number....for example, if a power window motor for a Cadillac is the same as the one used on a Chevy, the number is shared.
Same applies to a Lincoln part and a like, Ford part.

But, to go through the trouble of changing the formatting.....brutal.

Well, it was just a thought.

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I thought if i could contact Chrysler technical support directly they may have a run number for them...

My local jeep dealer was kind enough to give me the direct contact to chrysler and so i called them and asked the same question "are the Commander and Dakota exhaust manifolds on the same run numbers"

Chryslers response---" do you have a dealer number?"

Me---"yes, its ---------(my dealership was also kind enough to provide me with their dealer number)"

Chrysler----"that information is not available for outside use, sorry there is no way we can confirm or deny that those parts are interchangable, if you require commander manifolds you MUST order commander manifolds!"

Needless to say i have now cancelled my order for the headers, untill i can be more sure that they will fit..

Some research i have done suggests that if you use headers on a vehicle that are not the same in some key aspects you can actually damage your engine.


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