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Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Calgary Alberta Canada
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
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Current Mileage: 140,000
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New Commander owner in Canada / Alberta

Hello fellow Commander owners!

Just bought a 2006 Limited with QDII and every option that I know of except nav. Pretty excited about it. This Commander is going to double as daily driver and family overland vehicle.
Stats
- 230,000 Km's ( 140,000 miles )
- Good cosmetic shape. Notable defects are a rip in the drive seat and two dime sized rust spots around the rear license plate.
- Light Khaki color. Not my favorite, but not that bad!

Preliminary plans:
- buy wheel spacers ( already have them. 1.5" )
- I will buy OME HD coils
- upsize the tires
- fabricate my own front and rear bumper with swingout tire carrier
- fabricate roof rack
- fix small rust spots on tail gate ( I have an HVLP gun and a compressor to paint it )

Current work being done (by me)
- replace passenger side mirror
- replace EGR, plugs, crank and cam position sensor, t-stat, coolant temp sensor, all fluids
- Install double din touch screen stereo into my 1.5 din hole (some fabricating required)

I'll post pictures in this thread once I get the permissions to do so.

Look forward to chatting in these forums!
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Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Lancashire, UK
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 3.0L CRD
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If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 95000
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Hello fellow Commander owners!

Just bought a 2006 Limited with QDII and every option that I know of except nav. Pretty excited about it. This Commander is going to double as daily driver and family overland vehicle.
Stats
- 230,000 Km's ( 140,000 miles )
- Good cosmetic shape. Notable defects are a rip in the drive seat and two dime sized rust spots around the rear license plate.
- Light Khaki color. Not my favorite, but not that bad!

Preliminary plans:
- buy wheel spacers ( already have them. 1.5" )
- I will buy OME HD coils
- upsize the tires
- fabricate my own front and rear bumper with swingout tire carrier
- fabricate roof rack
- fix small rust spots on tail gate ( I have an HVLP gun and a compressor to paint it )

Current work being done (by me)
- replace passenger side mirror
- replace EGR, plugs, crank and cam position sensor, t-stat, coolant temp sensor, all fluids
- Install double din touch screen stereo into my 1.5 din hole (some fabricating required)

I'll post pictures in this thread once I get the permissions to do so.

Look forward to chatting in these forums!
Welcome buddy. Sounds like a good way to go. I've never been to Canada, but I expect there are some incredible overlanding opportunities up there.
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Location: Evanston, IL
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Model year: 2010
Trim Package: Sport
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Hello fellow Commander owners!

Just bought a 2006 Limited with QDII and every option that I know of except nav. Pretty excited about it. This Commander is going to double as daily driver and family overland vehicle.
Stats
- 230,000 Km's ( 140,000 miles )
- Good cosmetic shape. Notable defects are a rip in the drive seat and two dime sized rust spots around the rear license plate.
- Light Khaki color. Not my favorite, but not that bad!

Preliminary plans:
- buy wheel spacers ( already have them. 1.5" )
- I will buy OME HD coils
- upsize the tires
- fabricate my own front and rear bumper with swingout tire carrier
- fabricate roof rack
- fix small rust spots on tail gate ( I have an HVLP gun and a compressor to paint it )

Current work being done (by me)
- replace passenger side mirror
- replace EGR, plugs, crank and cam position sensor, t-stat, coolant temp sensor, all fluids
- Install double din touch screen stereo into my 1.5 din hole (some fabricating required)

I'll post pictures in this thread once I get the permissions to do so.

Look forward to chatting in these forums!
Welcome! My driver seat has the same issue and I've learned to ignore it after finding out how much it is to repair it. Also, AFAIK all the XKs are double din and the factory radio is actually larger than aftermarket double din.
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@ngrover;

Welcome to the forum; Post some pics of your Commander when you are able.

Here are some links to help you out if you want to do upgrades or repairs to your XK;

Chrysler/Jeep Factory Parts: http://www.factorychryslerparts.com/...ukey_make=1064

Cheapest factory Parts: Find OEM BMW, Fiat, Ford, GM, Mopar, Nissan, Subaru & Toyota Parts & Accessories

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The Steel Armadillo - Jeep Commander (XK/HK) 2006-2010

WAM Custom Bumpers - https://wambumpers.com/

4WheelParts.com - Truck Parts & Jeep Parts - Lift Kits, Winches, Tonneau Covers, Tires, Wheels, Bumpers, Performance ? 4 Wheel Parts

RockAuto - http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/j...catalog%2Fjeep

Also, please read this if you haven't done so already - lots of good information in here;

REQUIRED READING!!! New Member Introduction post & other important new member info.

Thanks and again, welcome aboard.


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Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Calgary Alberta Canada
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
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Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
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Thanks BigBlue, Legofan, and Traction. Those links will come in handy as I start researching things. Looking forward to working on something new ( 16 spark plugs ! ) and getting this thing trail ready!
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Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Calgary Alberta Canada
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
4WD
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 140,000
Posts: 11
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Now to find out how many posts I need before posting pictures....
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Join Date: Oct 2017
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Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
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Current Mileage: 140,000
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And my other Jeep

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Now to find out how many posts I need before posting pictures....
You've already past the number of required posts.

You should have your full user privileges now, which includes the ability to post pics & hyperlinks.

I can see your pics, good looking XK, nice Grand Cherokee too.


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Your XK looks pretty close to how mine looked when I first bought it. I'm excited to see what you do with it.

2006 XK Limited, Hemi, QDII
245/70R17 General Grabber AT2s
Ported/Polished Throttle Body
Flowmaster Super 44
Stock Height Again (For Now)
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