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Just picked up a 06 4.7 limited commander. Been customizing it for the past 6 months. I love the truck. Just did the front fender flare mod installed a roof rack this week. Cut a little of the front bumper will do more tomorrow. I had rear quarter armor made plan on putting it on tomorrow. Also picked up some doors just need a drivers door for a half door project. I also picked up rc 2" lift gonna get some billsteins and get this beast off her belly... Anyways hi and hope y'all like. I plan on customizing this jeep a lot more.
 

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Just picked up a 06 4.7 limited commander. Been customizing it for the past 6 months. I love the truck. Just did the front fender flare mod installed a roof rack this week. Cut a little of the front bumper will do more tomorrow. I had rear quarter armor made plan on putting it on tomorrow. Also picked up some doors just need a drivers door for a half door project. I also picked up rc 2" lift gonna get some billsteins and get this beast off her belly... Anyways hi and hope y'all like. I plan on customizing this jeep a lot more.
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Nice, I like the look of the cut fender flare...

I've been trying to find a local fabricator for some custom armor pieces, and maybe inner fender to replace the liner.

You get the idea of the cut fender somewhere?
 

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Thanks guys its a curt roof rack, and I found a big page on ultimate jeep something or other where Sal-xk did it so i found his youtube and shot some questions back and forth. Im really trying to get a one of a kind commander. So im sure you will all hear from me more often than not.
 

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I was super excited and nervous to try the fender flare mod. It takes some balls and some patients lol. anyway i can post closer pics of what all was cut if you guys are interested. I removed the inner fenders to accommodate a larger rim and tire and would like to make some fiberglass or metal inner fender wells. I'm gonna either trim a inch off the back flares and taper edges or i might get the clay out and make my own and cast a mold to make custom rear flares. My issue with trimming them is they only over hang the doors like an inch, if you cut to much off it'll look ugly seeing all the brackets and braces underneath. So i may make flatter flares with a smoother piece under it to cover the brackets. Anyways i'm just kicking around ideas trying to push the commander into a more aggressive beast i know she wants to be...
 

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Yeah that's cool man. It sucks the aftermarket products available for the XK is like virtually nonexistent.
 

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Yea Idk why they dont make more products for us than they do.
It's not really that hard to figure out; Commanders were only in production for 5 years which is a very brief production period for any SUV.

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Good list up there Blue.

While there are some options available, problem is price compared to those of other vehicles.

I've been looking at DIY projects recently and seeing if that would save any money.

Move bumpers could save you a few hundred bucks but you'll have to do all the welding yourself; I've found a place in Portland that will do it for me for cheap.

Also been in contact with some local fabricators about some body armor stuff and they seem to be way cheaper than any body armor currently available.
 

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Good list up there Blue.

While there are some options available, problem is price compared to those of other vehicles.

I've been looking at DIY projects recently and seeing if that would save any money.

Move bumpers could save you a few hundred bucks but you'll have to do all the welding yourself; I've found a place in Portland that will do it for me for cheap.

Also been in contact with some local fabricators about some body armor stuff and they seem to be way cheaper than any body armor currently available.
If you have a reputable local welder/fabricator in your area, I'd say that's always the best way to go for that type of work.
 

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Yea that's $50 for the rear I got a guy I have to meet up with soon to show some pics and get some prices for a forerunner style front bumper. And I plan on having some rock sliders made. What do you need measurements of? Also picking up some jk ion alloy wheels and tires 33x12.5x15s for 375 Monday zgonna cut my pinch weld and put my lift on also gonna cut part of the fender bracket looks a little to sharp for my liking. Lol anyway can't wait to get these tires. Any feedback would be great are these good rims?
 

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Yea that's $50 for the rear I got a guy I have to meet up with soon to show some pics and get some prices for a forerunner style front bumper. And I plan on having some rock sliders made. What do you need measurements of? Also picking up some jk ion alloy wheels and tires 33x12.5x15s for 375 Monday zgonna cut my pinch weld and put my lift on also gonna cut part of the fender bracket looks a little to sharp for my liking. Lol anyway can't wait to get these tires. Any feedback would be great are these good rims?
You can't run those wheels. The calipers on XKs are significantly bigger than on Wranglers, and you need at least a 17" wheel to clear them.
 

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Yeah...I think minimum wheel size is 16. Running a 15 wheel wouldn't fit around the brake system, even with spacers.
 

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Yeah...I think minimum wheel size is 16. Running a 15 wheel wouldn't fit around the brake system, even with spacers.
Some have found 16s that clear certain early WK models, but even a 16 is a gamble. 17s aren't even a guarantee, with certain JK wheels not clearing without a spacer.

Even with my stock wheels, I once had a shop balance the wheel with slightly too large of a weight and the caliper took it out.
 
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