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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-20-2018, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Indiana

I bought my '10 Sport 2 years ago with 85k mi. to use as a work vehicle. I now have an F150 for that, so the Commander is now my "everything else" vehicle. I joined the forum many months ago to research a "no start" issue. After 3 times and 3 tows to the dealer shop and some bs repairs, I determined the issue was "the wire"... -- thanks to the forum. I crawled under with a flashlight and a flexible grabber tool, and grabbed the wire and shook it. Va-Room! When I got home I jacked her up, pulled the splash plate, and determined I could barely get my hand in there. I attached some bailing wire to "the wire" and ran it up the engine bay where I can give it a wiggle when needed. A better fix, postponed.
Anyway, it's time to set this rig up. I don't think I can do the heavy stuff anymore, so currently searching for a local shop for suspension. I will be studying the lift threads. Good timing too, cause at 100k mi now, it's time for shocks! 5.7 QT2 ..lots of cool options.
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Join Date: Oct 2015
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I bought my '10 Sport 2 years ago with 85k mi. to use as a work vehicle. I now have an F150 for that, so the Commander is now my "everything else" vehicle. I joined the forum many months ago to research a "no start" issue. After 3 times and 3 tows to the dealer shop and some bs repairs, I determined the issue was "the wire"... -- thanks to the forum. I crawled under with a flashlight and a flexible grabber tool, and grabbed the wire and shook it. Va-Room! When I got home I jacked her up, pulled the splash plate, and determined I could barely get my hand in there. I attached some bailing wire to "the wire" and ran it up the engine bay where I can give it a wiggle when needed. A better fix, postponed.
Anyway, it's time to set this rig up. I don't think I can do the heavy stuff anymore, so currently searching for a local shop for suspension. I will be studying the lift threads. Good timing too, cause at 100k mi now, it's time for shocks! 5.7 QT2 ..lots of cool options.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-22-2018, 11:15 AM
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Join Date: Mar 2018
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Hello!

A fellow Hoosier here, as well as a 2010 Sport Hemi owner.

You can't really go wrong on suspension with these things. I have the Rough Country 2" spacer lift, Bilstein 4600 shocks and struts and JBA UCA's. Pretty much the same setup that @Big Blue had before he got his Superlift, which I'm still very much jealous of! I'm sure one could argue the pros and cons of each lift, but I don't think any are the wrong choice. You only have to decide how much lift and how much you are willing to spend. I know I will eventually be going the Superlift route, but not because there is anything wrong with the lift I have now....I want bigger tires!

Good Luck with whatever you decide!
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Hello!

A fellow Hoosier here, as well as a 2010 Sport Hemi owner.

You can't really go wrong on suspension with these things. I have the Rough Country 2" spacer lift, Bilstein 4600 shocks and struts and JBA UCA's. Pretty much the same setup that @Big Blue had before he got his Superlift, which I'm still very much jealous of! I'm sure one could argue the pros and cons of each lift, but I don't think any are the wrong choice. You only have to decide how much lift and how much you are willing to spend. I know I will eventually be going the Superlift route, but not because there is anything wrong with the lift I have now....I want bigger tires!

Good Luck with whatever you decide!
-Colt
I'd recommend that set-up to anybody who is looking to do a budget lift.

It was a solid set-up for me, I have zero complaints about it and I ran it for 4 years.
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Join Date: Nov 2018
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Welcome! I just replaced with skyjackers, but colt is right, bilsteins are great!
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Join Date: Mar 2016
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Thanks all! I'm thinking the minimum lift while still getting a "real" suspension lift, as opposed to spacing it up for the much needed leveling, front to rear. I don't really like how it handles now. It's kinda squirrely, lane changes, etc. It should also ride more like a truck imo. Solid and sure footed. Don't mind losing ride "comfort. That said, I'm thinking 4". After some reading that seems to be my sweet spot. Wheels and tires maybe later. No interest in mudding or crawling. I do want back road, off road, cross a creek, fire trail... but novice level stuff. Don't want to be rescued. And still reasonable on the hiway. Don't really want to "cut and weld" but could trim some for tire clearance. Don't really want to remove sway/stabilizers (unless replaced with better) cause I don't want to make it handle any worse. Should be simple, but like you said, just figuring it out. Dreaming?



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