Not to hijack the thread or anything, but I am looking to install a 3" Heavy Metal spacer lift on my Commander.
I wouldn't go for that lift if I were you. There's been a lot of debate on this forum about it, but most of us are in agreement that it likely offers no more lift than the RC kit, plus the RC kit is more proven. You can also get Crown's version of the RC kit for $110 usually.
It had 104K miles on it so I am looking to install new shocks and struts as well.
My question is, what is a good brand that I should go with. The Commander is my daily driver and i use it for
camping and fishing on the weekends. No real hardcore off roading.
It is a 2007 4.7L Limited.
I just want to look the part and have confidence that if I did take it off road it can handle it.
Bilstein is a commonly mentioned company here. You can run stock 4600 series struts with any lift and have no problems. You can also step up to the 5100 series and achieve a decent amount of lift by simply adjusting the spring perch.
In the rear, you won't be able to run a stock 4600 shock without problems. You can step up to shocks meant for a Ford F150, and with a couple washers around the top bushing, it'll fit perfectly for a couple inches of lift. I'm running F150 Monroe Load Levellers on mine and they've been good so far. They also added a bit of lift in the rear as well.
Does OME have 3" springs for the front and back?
Any part numbers would greatly be appreciated.
OME doesn't have 3" springs. Their springs tend to give around 2.5" of lift.
You can go with their medium duty springs, which are part numbers 2990 and 2992, or their heavy duty springs, which are part numbers 2991 and 2993.
It's worth noting that these springs were designed for the WK, so given the added weight of an XK's body and third row seats, you may want to move to heavy duty springs.