Thank you for the input. You have offered some wise thoughts about approaching modifications. As a computer guy and as a possibly personality flaw, my world is all about troubleshooting and correcting inconsistencies, no matter how minute they might appear to others.......it is difficult to let go of an idea or an appearance of a problem.....I like correcting things that bother me. That being said, I don't know how long I can drive my Commander without correcting what I perceive as an excessive amount of side-to-side motion while driving on dirt / unpaved and uneven surfaces. The ‘give’ front and rear is secondary, but also bothering me. I don't intend on going off-roading here in the states, but I will be taking my Commander to Germany in the near future with a prospect of doing more off-road driving or being presented with more windy, mountainous, and trail-like roads. I lived there for numerous years, and tend to migrate to the scenic off the beaten path type of roads. I would like to make the necessary changes before I go and because I am pretty confident that obtaining the correct things to make the modification would be difficult to find and/or too expensive ,,,the dollar against the euro exchange rate sucks big time.
· Could someone please provide me a website to polyurethane sway bar bushings and end kits- front and rear? I think I will try this first.
-Any thoughts on the polyurethane versus metal?
-Any idea on a general cost to have them installed? Does one go to a Jeep
Chrysler dealership or some off-road place to have them installed?
· Gloisell offered some great advice about adjustable shocks. How about a website for this too? I would not normally ask so much, but I don’t even know what to look for and/or even know what the part look like ): This will be second.
· I looked at my Commander allot last night. I did not realize how prominent the forward "rake" was…..okay, now I understand why some people raise the front-end so it is level against the rear. Now, that I see this difference, it has to go too sometime in the future. How do I get started information ally? Let’s say I want to keep my stock tires/rims, but want to level the front end, what kit would do the trick?
I am really sorry for being so ignorant of these things. With your help, expertise and research on my part, I will get up too speed on these types of things.
My ‘logic’ is that sure, your Commander mods were warranted to personalize or satisfy your needs, but at least you had enough experience and/or knowledge to correct what bothered you. I don’t have that luxury right now. Besides, I want to turn my Commander into a personal hobby. Even with these issues, I love the darn thing. I haven’t been so excited about driving a vehicle in a long time. So, making it perfect for me, would in turn make me enjoy it that much more.