Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Colorado Springs
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 4.7L V-8
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 112k
full lift vs. spacer kit.
I have been sifting through the suspension/ lift threads and cant really decide which direction to head next on my commander.
I will start by qualifying and give you guys my aim...
I'm not building an off-road play car. This vehicle is my daily driver, I have 2 carseats in the back on standby(haha, cant believe I put that out in the open) it is, however more than just a grocery grabber. I am an outdoorsman, I hunt and fish avidly. With that being said, I'm looking for a little performance, and to take the annoying stock appearance and have a semi beefy looking stature to the truck.
I had to talk my wife into -no easy task, seeing as how I hydrolocked my dodge ram "off-roading"- getting the DayStar 2'' comfort ride spacer lift. I told her I needed it "so that we weren't just wasting the tires off of the dodge, and needed the lift to put them on the jeep" not a lie, it just sold the project.
Now, question is: does anyone know if that spacer lift comes out of the box as the only solution? or does a leveling kit need to be added?
2) From what I have read, if I don't plan on doing any technical trail riding and don't have any real intense need to have maximum range of motion for the struts, are replacement struts necessary?
I'm trying to keep the project in the $200 range, I have all the tools and do this kind of crap on my own(drives the wife nuts). Is it doable or do I need to invest in more parts/more than 2" or full suspension lift....?
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