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Mod'ing a V6

I did a lot of searching and found that I had to piece together a lot of info from many different spots, so I figured I'd just ask the question straight-out and let you experts fill me in, because I'm new to all this and frankly don't know:

What limitations am I dealing with in mod'ing a V6? I've seen a few folks say in other threads that you can't lift a V6 and what-not, and I honestly don't know why. Is there any limitations I need to know about?

I have a V6, and I'm interesting in doing (what I feel to be) some minor mods. I'd like to lift it 2-2.5", and I'd like to throw some nice shoes on it. I won't be doing any other major changes. I'd like to do (what I think to be) some light off-roading, as in... going off on some local trails and looking at the scenery and stuff, but I'm not looking to be scaling chasms or climbing my front end up trees and stuff, if you know what I mean. I can do just fine currently with my stock wheels/tires, but I just thought I'd beef it up a tad. I'm not looking to be 4-feet above everyone's heads at a stop-light or anything.

Am I limited in what I can do to my Commander since it's a V6 with the QT1 drive system?

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I'm pretty sure that you didn't read that you can not lift a V6. The size of the engine has nothing to do with a lift.

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I'm pretty sure that you didn't read that you can not lift a V6. The size of the engine has nothing to do with a lift.
Just as an example:

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...96&postcount=2

It didn't make sense to me either, it's why I'm asking now.
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I'm with 5253,your lift does not know what size engine is in your XK
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got the v6 I am happy with it. getting almost 17 mpg on average. The only thing I dont like is I cant lift the jeep. I think you would need at least the v8 for that.
He is misinformed.
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Just as an example:

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...96&postcount=2

It didn't make sense to me either, it's why I'm asking now.
Well, there you go--you just can't believe everything you read.

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he was probably thinking that a v6 wouldn't be enough power for the bigger tires and gearing etc. that comes with a lift...
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Well, see, I'm glad I asked then, lol.

So me lifting this V6 a few inches and throwing slightly bigger wheels and tires on it shouldn't pose a problem then?
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he was probably thinking that a v6 wouldn't be enough power for the bigger tires and gearing etc. that comes with a lift...
That still would have nothing to do we lift.
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I have the V6 and here is what I have done:
2 in lift
1.5 in spacers
Looking for bigger tires 255/75/17 Maybe
Custom center console
Burlwood Gear Shift
Wood Dash Kit
Removed 3rd Row and added an storage box
Coming in the mail
- Chrome nerf bars
- Chrome AC rings

So you can Mod a V6
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