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Need a lift!

I have a 2006 Commander and everything is stock. I like the original chrome wheels, but the tire size looks pretty weak under such a big vehicle. I want to raise it about 1.5 to 2" and put on a larger tire. I'd like to keep the original wheels. No heavy duty offroading, this is more-or-less for appearance. What's the best way to accomadate a taller and wider tire?
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Re: Need a lift!

I put a 2" Teraflex budget lift on my XK and will be adding either the AEV commander wheels with the proper offset to accommadate bigger tires or will add 1.25" wheel spacer to the stock wheels. I have been happy with the Teraflex lift but most of the 2" lifts are the same concept.

I hope this helps.
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Re: Need a lift!

Welcome to the site! Here's a link to a poll on lifts and wheel/tire combos. It shows you what some of the Commanders here are using for a lift etc.

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ead.php?t=2060
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Re: Need a lift!

I have the rocky road 2.25 kit. I really like it, no complaints here. it gives a bit stiffer ride, much better ground clearance, and gets rid of the "stink bug" stance. Fairly easy installation, to boot. Here is an earlier thread of mine that has a few installation pointers:
https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ead.php?t=1901
I think I read somewhere here that rocky road is no longer supplying the DT shocks with the kit, so I can't vouch for those shocks, but the doesche techs are working great for me.
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Re: Need a lift!

I just ordered the RR lift with shocks. The shocks are HYDRO shocks.
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Re: Need a lift!

Thanks everybody! I ordered the Rocky Road so I'll let you know how it turns out...
anybody else having the infamous "whistle" problem around the windshield area? I've read several threads about it. I guess I need to have a dealer check it unless it's something I can tackle myself.
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Re: Need a lift!

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I just ordered the RR lift with shocks. The shocks are HYDRO shocks.
When I bought my kit, their site said"hydro" shocks, but they were the Doestche Tech. You might want to call them to find out for sure
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Re: Need a lift!

Jeep Commander Technical Service Bulletins that could help you.
http://www.xkjeeps.com/tsb/tsb_xk_2400306.pdf
http://www.xkjeeps.com/tsb/tsb_xk_2300406.pdf
http://www.xkjeeps.com/tsb/tsb_xk_2302206.pdf
http://www.xkjeeps.com/tsb/tsb_xk_2300406.pdf

I have the whistle too, but every time I take it in they can not duplicate it. It does it all the time when I am driving.
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Re: Need a lift!

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Thanks everybody! I ordered the Rocky Road so I'll let you know how it turns out...
anybody else having the infamous "whistle" problem around the windshield area? I've read several threads about it. I guess I need to have a dealer check it unless it's something I can tackle myself.
I had the whistle noise, if you are talking about around 60 mph, and in warmer weather, it is the same problem that I had. The upper trim strip on the windshield needs to be resealed - Here is a link to all TSB's out, this one included. I fixed it myself in about ten minutes, rather that leaving it at the dealer

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...read.php?t=522

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