G'day all - Jeep Commander Forums: Jeep Commander Forum
New Member Section Drop in, say Hi and meet the community

 4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-14-2018, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Points: 63, Level: 1 Points: 63, Level: 1 Points: 63, Level: 1
Level up: 26% Level up: 26% Level up: 26%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Australia
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2009
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 3.0L CRD
4WD
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 150000km 93200miles
Posts: 6
G'day all

Acquired a 2009 Jeep Commander Limited from my father in law. It was a decision primarily based around having a capable tug to pull our caravan with enough excess torque.

Since then I've realised that I can have a bit of fun with this vehicle and want to start making it a bit more custom.

Anyway, may the fun times begin. First I think I will make a roof rack to hold an awning and some lights. Have seen some made with Unistrut/Superstrut. I have access to some 'free' Unistrut so I'll think I'll head down that path.

Any ideas or advice welcome.

Cheers.
Crozza79 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-14-2018, 09:32 AM
Member
Points: 692, Level: 13 Points: 692, Level: 13 Points: 692, Level: 13
Level up: 84% Level up: 84% Level up: 84%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Arapahoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: FL Gulf Coast
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: 132,000
Posts: 49
Welcome to the Club!
Crozza79 likes this.

2'' RC Lift, Bull Bar, Hella OffRoad Lighting, Black Grill, Blackened-Out Limited Chrome Accents, K&N CAI, Flowmaster Exhaust, 265 70 R17, SkyJacker Rear Shocks, LED Interior Lighting, BullyDog GT Gas Tuner, WeatherTech Floor Liners, Darkened LED Headlight Assemblies, Smoked Spyder Fog Light Assemblies, more to come...
Arapahoe is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 09:59 AM
Super Moderator
Points: 23,378, Level: 94 Points: 23,378, Level: 94 Points: 23,378, Level: 94
Level up: 3% Level up: 3% Level up: 3%
Activity: 100% Activity: 100% Activity: 100%
 
Big Blue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: East Coast of Florida
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2008
Trim Package: Sport
Power-Train: 4.7L V-8
4WD
If 4WD - system: QT-II
Current Mileage: 101,200
Posts: 5,328
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crozza79 View Post
Acquired a 2009 Jeep Commander Limited from my father in law. It was a decision primarily based around having a capable tug to pull our caravan with enough excess torque.

Since then I've realised that I can have a bit of fun with this vehicle and want to start making it a bit more custom.

Anyway, may the fun times begin. First I think I will make a roof rack to hold an awning and some lights. Have seen some made with Unistrut/Superstrut. I have access to some 'free' Unistrut so I'll think I'll head down that path.

Any ideas or advice welcome.

Cheers.
Welcome aboard @Crozza79 ; post some pics of your Commander when you can.
Crozza79 likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Big Blue is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-16-2018, 03:52 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Points: 63, Level: 1 Points: 63, Level: 1 Points: 63, Level: 1
Level up: 26% Level up: 26% Level up: 26%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Australia
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2009
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 3.0L CRD
4WD
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 150000km 93200miles
Posts: 6
My rig is largely stock with the exception of a voltage sensitive relay and wiring to some 12 volt plugs at the rear. I also pulled out the rear seats and made a DIY box for storage and for placement of a battery box and a DIY fridge slide.

I also made some window screens or 'window socks/sox' so that if I want to sleep in the Jeep I can have privacy, keep the light out and also so I can have the windows down without all the mozzies getting in.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2290.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	499.3 KB
ID:	33503   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2392.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	525.1 KB
ID:	33505   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2415.jpg
Views:	84
Size:	477.4 KB
ID:	33507  
Wombler likes this.
Crozza79 is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 12:29 AM
Senior Member
Points: 3,167, Level: 34 Points: 3,167, Level: 34 Points: 3,167, Level: 34
Level up: 78% Level up: 78% Level up: 78%
Activity: 9% Activity: 9% Activity: 9%
 
drm4633's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Middle TN
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2007
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
4WD
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 130k
Posts: 306
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crozza79 View Post
Acquired a 2009 Jeep Commander Limited from my father in law. It was a decision primarily based around having a capable tug to pull our caravan with enough excess torque.

Since then I've realised that I can have a bit of fun with this vehicle and want to start making it a bit more custom.

Anyway, may the fun times begin. First I think I will make a roof rack to hold an awning and some lights. Have seen some made with Unistrut/Superstrut. I have access to some 'free' Unistrut so I'll think I'll head down that path.

Any ideas or advice welcome.

Cheers.

i tried the unistrut idea for cross bars...more wind noise than stock cross bars and an annoying whistle on top of that. i taped of the holes and the whistling stopped.
drm4633 is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 05:02 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Points: 63, Level: 1 Points: 63, Level: 1 Points: 63, Level: 1
Level up: 26% Level up: 26% Level up: 26%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Australia
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2009
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 3.0L CRD
4WD
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 150000km 93200miles
Posts: 6
Thanks for the idea.

Was thinking of making mine into some kind or rack so I may end up putting a wind deflector at the front.

Cheers.
Crozza79 is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 10:03 AM
Senior Member
Points: 5,085, Level: 45 Points: 5,085, Level: 45 Points: 5,085, Level: 45
Level up: 68% Level up: 68% Level up: 68%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Houston ,Texas
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 4.7L V-8
2WD
If 4WD - system: QT-I
Current Mileage: 253,000
Posts: 132
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crozza79 View Post
Acquired a 2009 Jeep Commander Limited from my father in law. It was a decision primarily based around having a capable tug to pull our caravan with enough excess torque.

Since then I've realised that I can have a bit of fun with this vehicle and want to start making it a bit more custom.

Anyway, may the fun times begin. First I think I will make a roof rack to hold an awning and some lights. Have seen some made with Unistrut/Superstrut. I have access to some 'free' Unistrut so I'll think I'll head down that path.

Any ideas or advice welcome.

Cheers.
I don't have any ideas or advice,at this time. My Jeep is 2-wheel drive. I pretty much stay on the main highways. I've got a 4x4 Ram from my outdoor adventuring. But I do have a nice car built in Australia. Maybe you have seen a few of these running around in your neck of the woods.

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy, using speech to text
Spraygun is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Points: 63, Level: 1 Points: 63, Level: 1 Points: 63, Level: 1
Level up: 26% Level up: 26% Level up: 26%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Australia
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2009
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 3.0L CRD
4WD
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 150000km 93200miles
Posts: 6
Very nice wheels.

I guess you call it a Pontiac?

Is that a 5.7L?

My other car is a Holden VZ commodore and Iím guessing my rear tyres will last a whole lot longer than yours...😉
Crozza79 is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-18-2018, 11:26 AM
Senior Member
Points: 5,085, Level: 45 Points: 5,085, Level: 45 Points: 5,085, Level: 45
Level up: 68% Level up: 68% Level up: 68%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Houston ,Texas
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 4.7L V-8
2WD
If 4WD - system: QT-I
Current Mileage: 253,000
Posts: 132
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crozza79 View Post
Very nice wheels.

I guess you call it a Pontiac?

Is that a 5.7L?

My other car is a Holden VZ commodore and Iím guessing my rear tyres will last a whole lot longer than yours...
That would be the now-defunct Pontiac. It has a 6.0 liter.6 speed. I've seen my body style in a four-door. Looks pretty unusual. But probably normal to you.I think I've seen some with a truck bed as well.
There are virtually no parts left for these cars the United States.GM sent 40,000 of these cars to the United States.Not many of those 40,000 left anymore. They've all crashed and burned and been parted out. So nobody really makes aftermarket parts for them either. Just not profitable.People have scrounged all the parts they can find from Australia. Luckily I've never crashed mine. But if I ever do. I'm going to be screwed.
These old Commanders are getting to be the same way. You never really know when something's going to be limited production.

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy, using speech to text
Spraygun is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-20-2018, 09:13 AM
Super Moderator
Points: 23,378, Level: 94 Points: 23,378, Level: 94 Points: 23,378, Level: 94
Level up: 3% Level up: 3% Level up: 3%
Activity: 100% Activity: 100% Activity: 100%
 
Big Blue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: East Coast of Florida
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2008
Trim Package: Sport
Power-Train: 4.7L V-8
4WD
If 4WD - system: QT-II
Current Mileage: 101,200
Posts: 5,328
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spraygun View Post
These old Commanders are getting to be the same way. You never really know when something's going to be limited production.

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy, using speech to text
It's mostly the interior parts for Commanders that are starting to get hard to find; most of the exterior parts are still readily available; the only thing I know about that's hard to come by for the exterior are the end caps for the front the factory roof rails, I was going to order some new ones but have had a tough time finding them so far.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Big Blue is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Jeep Commander Forums: Jeep Commander Forum > Jeep Commander Discussion > New Member Section

Tags
rear storage , second battery , window screen

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Commander Forums: Jeep Commander Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome