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Howdy all. Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

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Our 07 sport Commander 4.7 with about 134,000 miles.
Vin 1J8HG48P37C647890.
No special AWD gear box.
Bone stock. 5,300 lb with 1/3 tank of gasoline and my 200 lb bulk.
I am the 5th owner ( tells all that needs to be known about this vehicle)
I drive it like I have a raw 馃 egg between my foot and gas pedal.
I fixed a few things on my 'Heep' and she's running pretty well.
Air Force, "Resistance Through Air Squares As Speed Doubles". Slow down.
Run with minimum rpm; gives time for the valve to cool sitting on the seat.
Never overheat engine. Coefficient of steel = 0.12 and aluminum = 0.24 = Dropped seats.
Burping the cooling system is everything good.
Back yard mechanic. Retired. [well kind of still find something to do] sailing.
That's my introduction.
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What I have done in no specific order.
~Brake pads all around with new mounting kit [ss slides].
~Remove and replace all fluids except coolant [yet].
~R&R front axle lube.
~R&R transmission fluid and both filters.
~R&R rear axle lube.
~R&R one bottle worth of DOT 3 [not 4] brake fluid, 'turkey baster' out master each year.
~R&R right rear hub in my drive way in zero deg F.
~R&R Dorman brand cooling fan. I did not need to do that. Story later.
~R&R water pump.
~R&R alternator.
~R&R serpentine belt.
~R&R Spark plugs, replace with factory original.
~R&R air filter.
~R&R 5W20 Valvoline blended engine oil and Napa Gold oil filter at 5,000 miles or less.
~R&R second set Firestone AT tyers.
~R&R rear Monroe shocks [stock]
~R&R with a [no good] rebuilt starter. Did the job again with a new Mitsubishi starter.
~R&R front fender well liner. Didn't need to do that for starter. Need new push pins. Can't fine size.
~R&R constant velocity joint on back of front drive shaft [in car].
~Added Curt 7,500 lb trailer hitch with wire kit.
~Did factory key switch and N-97 [?] reflash. Another story to come later. [cleaned carbon from shift ribbons].
~Did electric motor that selects Hi or Lo on transfer box [recall].
~Did a second recall for computer reflash.
~Sealed sheet metal screws holding roof rack that let rain in. No sun roof on this jeep. [Interesting story]
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Still needs to be done
Need new push pins for front fender well. Can't fine size.
R&R radiator [need recommended brand, Dorman?]
One or both front seat cushions only in medium grey. interchangeable sides.
I'd like to throw on another set of brake pads.
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Only concern fractured ball joint and spitting the front wheel out on the road.
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After work I'll try again.
Our 07 sport Commander 4.7 with about 134,000 miles.
Vin 1J8HG48P37C647890.
No special AWD gear box.
Bone stock. 5,300 lb with 1/3 tank of gasoline and my 200 lb bulk.
I am the 5th owner ( tells all that needs to be known about this vehicle)
I drive it like I have a raw 馃 egg between my foot and gas pedal.
I fixed a few things on my 'Heep' and she's running pretty well.
Air Force, "Resistance Through Air Squares As Speed Doubles". Slow down.
Run with minimum rpm; gives time for the valve to cool sitting on the seat.
Never overheat engine. Coefficient of steel = 0.12 and aluminum = 0.24 = Dropped seats.
Burping the cooling system is everything good.
Back yard mechanic. Retired. [well kind of still find something to do] sailing.
That's my introduction.
@Craig Weis ;

Welcome to the forum;

Since you posted most of your Commander related information & your VIN in your introduction post, I took the liberty of completing your user profile & I created a user profile signature for you.

I also downloaded the factory build sheet for your Commander, which is attached to the bottom of this post, if you would like to download it.

The factory build sheet will list all of the factory options & optional preferred equipment packages that your vehicle had installed from the factory when it was built.

You have QT-II 4WD, which means you have the NV245 two-speed transfer case, with the ability to drop down into 4-LOW.

Same 4WD system that I have & it's very capable, you should be happy with it.

Additionally if your Commander didn't come with an owner's manual, you can download a .PDF owner's manual to save and/or print, from the website link below;

Official Mopar Site | Service, Parts, Accessories & More

Just click on "Jeep" then select the "Year" and "Model" of your Commander and click on "Select Vehicle"

Then on the right, under "2007 Jeep Commander, Quick Links, select the "Owners Manual" tab;

Then click on the "DOWNLOAD THE MANUAL (PDF)" button.

These should be the push-pins you need, for your front wheel tub:

Crown Automotive 6500911 for 2007 Jeep Commander Push-In Fastene (sportcompactwarehouse.com)

And the tool you would need to put them in:

Hand Riveter with 40 Industrial Strength Poly Rivets (harborfreight.com)

I hope this is helpful & again, welcome aboard.

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@Craig Weis ;

You're all squared away sir.

Additionally, here are some links if you need to order any 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

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

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