Hello, I hace a Jeep Commander 5.7L OVerland and am considering a small 2" lift. I have read many topics, many forums around the internet and think that I have chosen good components. Just to be sure, I would like a sanity check. Here is a list along with my comments.
What I want
: A small lift, probably up to 2", so that other components do not suffer extensive wear. I expect mild off-road at most, that is mud, grass, small rocks and some mallcrawling in the city, of course.
: OME HD springs in front and back
(2991 and 2993)
While I do not have (nor I plan to have) a bull bar, a winch, tire carrier, etc. I read that for Commander with HEMI, I want to have the HD version of OME suspension. I also have underbody metal protection plates (engine and fuel tank). One of the most important things for me is to have a level car.
: Probably standard OME
(N188S and N190)
I read many topics on this and was deciding between OME and Bilstein. Preference really comes down to a specific forum. One claims that OME is good, another that Bilstein tech is ahead of OME. Third says Bilstein are too stiff. I decided to go with OME as they were designed to work with their springs together.
Upper control arms
: JeepinByAl Upper A-arms for lifted WK/XK
Not much to say here, I really want to get these.
: Rusty's Track Bar - Adjustable HD Rear
I am not sure whether I need an adjustable track bar with 2" lift. But since I like to do things properly, this might be a good idea.
: 245/75 R17
, manufacturer and model to be chosen yet
I will keep my original wheels and I would like to have the largest available tire but without the need of spacers (I dislike them) or other modifications (pinch weld mod, wheel well). According to our stickied post, 245/75 R17 is the largest diameter to have with 2" lift and without spacers.
So this is it. I assume this would be a quite OK lift. There are other small things to replace, such as spring isolators that I do not list, just the main components.
Would this be a good lift for my light usage? Or should I change some components? Thanks.