I was thinking of a set of spacers to get me 2". However I think I should just do the HME HD springs and dampers right off the bat. The real question is how much else do I replace?
Now that it's cooling down here in Vegas I can spend some quality time underneath and inspect the rest of the suspension. According to CarFax it had some suspension work done 5k to 10K miles ago.
Then take my findings to accounting (wife
) and see how much is left of the fun budget for the year.
Worst case we wait till tax return season.
It's tough when you are the 2nd, 3rd 4th or 5th owner of a Commander to know for certain, what all was done as far as modifications go.
I was lucky (in a sense), I bought mine at a BMW dealership, where it was traded in by the original owner - a 66 year old woman who did literally nothing to it, other than routine oil changes.
The only way you'll know for sure is to pop the hood and go through everything with a fine-tooth comb; Same goes for underneath, you'll have to crawl around underneath and take a long, detailed look at your entire suspension system because lets face it, most modifications that are done to a vehicle, won't show up on a CarFax report.
On a side note, have you ever checked your VIN to see if all of your factory recalls & campaigns have been completed? The information below is from the New member required reading thread;
You can check to see if all of the factory recalls & campaigns have been completed for the Commander you're looking at (or for the Commander you have already bought) by clicking on the hyperlink below & plugging in the VIN; If you are still looking and have not bought your Commander yet, I strongly recommend you do this BEFORE you buy it;
To get the factory build sheet
for the Commander you are looking at, or for the Commander you've already bought, enter your VIN here:
Secondary link: https://jeep.custhelp.com/app/jeep/eqlisting_detail/
The factory build sheet will list all of the factory options & optional preferred equipment packages that your vehicle had installed from the factory when it was built.
The difference between a safety recall and a campaign is this; a safety recall pertains to a vehicle problem that is a safety concern; a campaign is a vehicle problem that is not a safety concern, but, pertains to customer satisfaction.