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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-17-2019, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Kendall, Fl
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Model year: 2008
Trim Package: Sport
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If 4WD - system: QT-II
Current Mileage: 150k
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Hello all. My name's Felix and I just purchased an 08 commander about 2 days ago. Looking forward to the community and to Workin on my Jeep. Hope to be able to become a valuable member of the community. 👋

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 01:11 PM
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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: 102,100
Posts: 5,185
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Hello all. My name's Felix and I just purchased an 08 commander about 2 days ago. Looking forward to the community and to Workin on my Jeep. Hope to be able to become a valuable member of the community. 👋
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Welcome to the forum; Within your user profile questions, Please indicate which 4WD system you have.

Post some pics of your Commander when you can; Here are some links if you want to order any other parts for repairs or upgrades to your XK;

Chrysler/Jeep Factory Parts: https://www.factorychryslerparts.com/

North American Parts: https://northamericanparts.rpmware.c...unt/login.aspx

JeepinByAl: JBAoffroad.com

JustforJeeps.com - https://www.justforjeeps.com/

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CARiD.com - https://www.carid.com/?gclid=CjwKEAj...NrrxoCEBbw_wcB

Bilstein shocks & struts - Home

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

JeepSteel Custom Bumpers - https://www.jeepsteel.com/

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

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

Also, please read the new member required reading below 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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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-25-2019, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Kendall, Fl
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2008
Trim Package: Sport
Power-Train: 4.7L V-8
4WD
If 4WD - system: QT-II
Current Mileage: 150k
Posts: 7
Thanks Big Blue, I THINK I got all of that done correctly now. Didn't even know what a "QT" was let alone which one I had lol

My last Jeep was a 2000 Cherokee that I bought just to flip, which I have been known to do from time to time with old trucks people no longer want.

The commander came about because I was looking for an old beater to drive around while my GF took over my loaded 2014 Kia Sorento Limited (which, I gotta say, has proven to be a pretty great and reliable vehicle thus far) instead of us taking on a new huge car payment when we turn in her current VW Tiguan (German for "you're stupid for buying this garbage *laughs in German*") lease next month.

Spent weeks and weeks searching for the right 2004+ Ford Ranger.

When you have a girlfriend though, common sense is an available option/upgrade so ... We got something more practical. We ended up with a beautiful Commander, for a steal -about 50% less than retail cause I bought it from a guy who buys at auction. Very happy so far.

Think it has an exhaust leak. Missing original keys (has only a copy key, no buttons), came with a 450+/- cranking amps battery , has the"service 4wd" warning light (which, if I understand correctly, I have to go to the dealer to get them to upgrade software and I'm good to go?)

Other than those things, and minor cosmetic stuff, it's in amazing shape

Looking forward to learning everything about it.
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Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: California
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
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Current Mileage: 113676
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Thanks Big Blue, I THINK I got all of that done correctly now. Didn't even know what a "QT" was let alone which one I had lol
I guess you know what QT is now? If not...here's in quick: 3 different types of 4wd systems on the Commanders, Quadra-Trac I & II and Quadra-Drive II. I don't remember what decides which system you end up with, trim line or engine or what. I THINK it was 5.7s get the QD-II and the two smaller engine sizes get either of the QT systems. There's two different versions of the QT system you could have: QT-I and QT-II. If you have 4wd but don't have a 4-Lo option, then you got the QT-I. The QD is the better of the two utilizing Electronically controlled LSDs in both axles where the QT does stuff with the brakes to attempt to achieve the same traction control.

"The major difference between the ... Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II is that Quadra-Trac II uses the Brake Traction Control System (BTCS) instead of electronically controlled differentials. When it senses a left-to-right speed differences between wheel hubs BTCS can apply each of the vehicle's brakes independently, similar to anti-lock brakes, enabling Quadra-Trac II's open front and rear differentials to offer limited-slip capabilities."

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My last Jeep was a 2000 Cherokee that I bought just to flip, which I have been known to do from time to time with old trucks people no longer want.

Think it has an exhaust leak. Missing original keys (has only a copy key, no buttons), came with a 450+/- cranking amps battery , has the"service 4wd" warning light (which, if I understand correctly, I have to go to the dealer to get them to upgrade software and I'm good to go?)

Other than those things, and minor cosmetic stuff, it's in amazing shape

Looking forward to learning everything about it
Owned three different XJs myself over the years...still kinda want one again for a beater toy
The service 4wd light is from a round of bad recalls from Chrysler. Fortunately, they have it all sorted out now so you missed the fun round of years when we were avoiding getting the recall or periodically pulling fuses and "resetting" the system Some people were even hunting for junkyard transfer case computers that didn't have the recall done! You should just be able to contact your nearest dealership and see about getting the most recent recall- recalls are $$free....this is all assuming you don't ACTUALLY have a 4wd issue....

2006 Dark Khaki Limited, Hemi, QD-II w/ all the options.
Inertia Performance Heads, Full SRT 6.1 Valve Train, Custom Crower Cam, Double Roller Timing Set, Trend Performance forged Pushrods, High PSI Oil Pump, ARH Long Tube Headers and Mids, Borla Catback, aFe Stage 2 Intake, AEM X-Series WB UEGO & 100psi Oil Guages, PowerStop Drilled & Slotted Rotors, MDS On Light, Kenwood in-dash Nav, HID Projectors and full LED lighting upgrade

Need to get it on a dyno....
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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: 102,100
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Thanks Big Blue, I THINK I got all of that done correctly now. Didn't even know what a "QT" was let alone which one I had lol
You did, everything looks good now, thanks a bunch.


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