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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Choosing a lift? Help!

I've got a 2006 Commander 4.7 V8 and am thinking of lifting it. I attempted to take it to get it done and was told that there may be a problem with the computer when lifting the Commander. I was told that it will kill the engine when it is in a full turn and will shut down the anti-lock. Can anyone tell me if this is true and make recommendation as to what lift kit to use and how much of a lift is sufficient. Thanks for your advise.
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You will be fine if you only use a 2" lift. With a 4" lift you need to reprogram the computer to allow for the lift so it will not engage the ESP/TC when it shouldn't.

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It won't kill the engine. The traction control could kick in sometimes on really tight turns like u-turns. I have the Old Man Emu coil lift which I'd highly recommend. If that's out of your price range any 2 inch spacer lift will do. Just stay away from daystar and stay away from any other lifts that use poly spacers instead of steel.




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Man I went with the Old Man Emu as well. I did a lot of research and a lot of members on this forum who went with the spacer lifts first eventually switched to the Old Man Emu lift. So, I decided to go with it and save myself some trouble. Plus my struts and shocks needed to be replaced too(included in the lift). It is a little more though. I think I paid like 881.59 but I also order the front strut spacers for a little added lift and that price icludes shipping. So I figured why not. Just ordered like 2 weeks ago and it should be in Wednesday and hoping the wife gets it installed by Monday. If you want I can post pics of it when it gets done, but it will be on the stock wheels until the rims and tires get ordered. If you want I can also have the wife or someone with a little more experience tell me what they think about the ride compared to stock and let you know what they say since I'm not there to drive it around . If you go with bigger tires you will need to recalibrate your speedo, but you can buy the Superchips Flashpaq tuner for that. Plus it reads trouble codes and you can reprogram your Jeep using other options depending on its use. Goodluck though man.
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yomahomie03 I would like to see some pics when you get them also let me know if your jeep leveled with the extra strut spacers or if you got the front higher than the back.
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OK will do. I also have a set of Matt's half inch rear spacers on the way as well to hopefully level it out.
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I recently swapped out my RC lift for the OME HD lift with shocks and struts. Happy with the ride quality and the fact I gained more height! I would recommend going straight to the OME lift.
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Thanks everyone for the recommendations. It is sounding like the OME lift kit is the way to go. I'm going to go ahead and have the lit installed on the 1st so I'll let you know how it turned out. Thanks again guys.

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Man, I was planning on going with the Rocky Road 2.25" lift with wheel spacers but after reading this thread I may have to look into the OME some more.

Yoma, was that just the cost of the lift or with it installed (assuming you're not doing it yourself)?
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Man, I was planning on going with the Rocky Road 2.25" lift with wheel spacers but after reading this thread I may have to look into the OME some more.

Yoma, was that just the cost of the lift or with it installed (assuming you're not doing it yourself)?
The price I paid was for the lift, front spacers, and shipping. The lift is actually like 760 before any shipping. I'm still waiting on the wife to get a quote on the install. I'm getting it done by a local shop, but he's also a good friend of the wife's family so I'm supposed to get a good deal, but he needed to see all of the stuff for the lift first. If you go with the RR lift good luck because I've heard mixed stories. I was going to get that exact one, but after planning on replacing the shocks and struts with better ones I was little shy of the price the that I paid for the OME lift. So, I decided to just go for it. From the research that I have done I found that the OME lift is the BEST 2" lift for our Commanders. You got to remember you get what you pay for and there's a reason the RR lift is a lot cheaper. I would say if you have the extra money to spend to go with the OME and save money by getting a few buddies to help you install it. I know everybody has to know someone who is mechanically incline and has the tools and there's a how to thread with pictures on the forum. I would install it myself but I'm not home to do so.
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