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Front 1-1 1/2" Leveling kit

I am looking for some strut spacers that will give me about 1 1/2" lift in the front. I have not been successful at finding anything after searching the internet and reading forums. I have almost 2" difference between the front and rear. I wanted to keep a little rake to, since I do tow quite often.

I saw where Robby use to make some. Does anyone know if he is still making them.

Thanks for any help or suggestions anyone can give me.

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Bilstien 5100s will do the job. Medium setting should provide approximately 1.5"
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Thanks. That may be a good option for me. I didn't realize they made those for the Commander. I only have experience with the 4600 series. I have looked at the Bilstein's, and the catalogue didn't pull them up for the Commander. They are in the catalogue for the Grand Cherokee though. It will be a while before I do that though. I only have 17000 miles on it. Thanks again for the suggestion.
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will the Blistien 5100s fit on a '07 commander (3.7L) that has just the stock suspension??? Id be really interested in this option as I only need about an inch to an inch and a half to level out my commander.
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Will this option also work for a 4wd Commander?
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If these struts are installed is there a need to replace the stock shock absorbers seeing that I would only be installing these to level out the vehicle???

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Bilstien 5100s will do the job. Medium setting should provide approximately 1.5"
I'm going to ask some questions which seem elementary....
I just purchased my '06 Commander, and I'm following this thread because mine definitely sits lower in the front than the rear and I'd like to correct that.
I haven't been underneath it yet, so when I saw the suggestion of the Bilstein 5100, I assumed it was a strut. But it appears it is simply a shock?

Am I to understand then, that the simple addition of this shock will change the ride-height? (I'm no expert; I thought a shock wouldn't effect ride-height, only quality?)

IF I changed all 4, would I raise the rear as well? (I don't want to raise the rear)

If this is all it takes to level that front end, you've made me a very happy camper.
Do you Recommend an alignment afterwards?
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I'm going to ask some questions which seem elementary....
I just purchased my '06 Commander, and I'm following this thread because mine definitely sits lower in the front than the rear and I'd like to correct that.
I haven't been underneath it yet, so when I saw the suggestion of the Bilstein 5100, I assumed it was a strut. But it appears it is simply a shock?

Am I to understand then, that the simple addition of this shock will change the ride-height? (I'm no expert; I thought a shock wouldn't effect ride-height, only quality?)

IF I changed all 4, would I raise the rear as well? (I don't want to raise the rear)

If this is all it takes to level that front end, you've made me a very happy camper.
Do you Recommend an alignment afterwards?
Not sure if my message is being disregarded because I missed some forum protocol?
Or is it a better question than I realized, and nobody knows for sure?
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Sorry im not on this forum often.

The 5100 struts have an adjustable spring perch which adds preload to the coil spring to achieve lift. Yes you'll need an alignment.

For the rear you'll need springs or a spacer for lift... shocks wont do anything significant.

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