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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-05-2018, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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New Guy with a 2007 Overland

Hey all, I'm Bruce from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I bought a 2007 Commander with 67,500 miles last September from a friend who's owned it since new. I wasn't really in the market, but I did want something that had decent towing capabilities and I had always liked his Commander, so when he offered up a great deal, I had to jump on it. The previous owner is pretty loaded, therefore my new (to me) Commander is as well. Overland, Hemi, DVD, backup camera, power liftgate, Boston Acoustics, auto wipers, etc. Maybe a lot of that stuff is included in the Overland package? I need to do more research and learn about this stuff.

Other than a couple blingy add-ons he did (sill plates, chrome gas door), it's bone stock, plus a Mopar(?) roof rack. I'm interested in some minor intake and exhaust mods, and maybe a chip programmer thingy, but no immediate plans other than to change the oil again (I put 5W-30 in it recently, then learned on this forum I really need to stick with 5W-20).

It's my first true four-wheel drive vehicle (only an AWD Saturn Vue previously) and it sure was fun last winter...but it was so good in the snow it was on the verge of being boring. In a good way. I hope to take it on some mild trails in the near future, but I need to figure out the state regulations and licensing for that first.

I'm slowly coming to grips with the fact that a 345 cubic-inch V8 pushing around 5000+ pounds is going to have terrible fuel "economy," and once I can accept that, I'll enjoy it even more.

No pics at this point, but I'll try to rectify that.

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Hey all, I'm Bruce from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I bought a 2007 Commander with 67,500 miles last September from a friend who's owned it since new. I wasn't really in the market, but I did want something that had decent towing capabilities and I had always liked his Commander, so when he offered up a great deal, I had to jump on it. The previous owner is pretty loaded, therefore my new (to me) Commander is as well. Overland, Hemi, DVD, backup camera, power liftgate, Boston Acoustics, auto wipers, etc. Maybe a lot of that stuff is included in the Overland package? I need to do more research and learn about this stuff.

Other than a couple blingy add-ons he did (sill plates, chrome gas door), it's bone stock, plus a Mopar(?) roof rack. I'm interested in some minor intake and exhaust mods, and maybe a chip programmer thingy, but no immediate plans other than to change the oil again (I put 5W-30 in it recently, then learned on this forum I really need to stick with 5W-20).

It's my first true four-wheel drive vehicle (only an AWD Saturn Vue previously) and it sure was fun last winter...but it was so good in the snow it was on the verge of being boring. In a good way. I hope to take it on some mild trails in the near future, but I need to figure out the state regulations and licensing for that first.

I'm slowly coming to grips with the fact that a 345 cubic-inch V8 pushing around 5000+ pounds is going to have terrible fuel "economy," and once I can accept that, I'll enjoy it even more.

No pics at this point, but I'll try to rectify that.

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

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Thanks @Big Blue ! I'll post some pics when I get a chance and will check out the links you posted as well. I love your Commander, by the way. Quite a list of mods you have!
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Thanks @Big Blue! I'll post some pics when I get a chance and will check out the links you posted as well. I love your Commander, by the way. Quite a list of mods you have!
Thanks.....it took me 4 years to get to this point, but, I'm not done yet....


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I recently found a little mud with my Jeep and had some fun.

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My Commander isn't clean enough to post nice pics, so here's a dirty one from a few days ago when I found some mud.
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Good lookin rig, muddy as it should be
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You got the color right......LOL.


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I always wanted a brown-and-blue two-tone Jeep...
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Welcome to the forum! Like your commander - just like mine (same year with overland package), except mine if silver.
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