The set-up I have now allows me to drive 20 mph faster on the same washboard road that was shaking me to the bone before. The rubber spring buffers allow the springs and struts to work together. I know now, why they have been used on race cars for years. Helps the suspension by smoothing out the many quick compressions that happen on rough pavement and unpaved washboard or gravel roads. The rubber blocks are just an easy way to gain that extra 1/2" leveling lift.@fshnbob ;
A spacer lift maintains the stock ride quality, because all of the stock suspension components are still being used, if that makes sense.
A typical spacer lift, like the 2 inch Rough Country Lift, will raise you up about 2 inches & level you out. and get rid of the nose-down rake, that most people don't seem to care for.
Last time I checked, it was less than $200.00
Get familiar with Rockauto for parts.Perfect, I appreciate that. My wife just loves her Jeep, and I do too. We have owned it for 12 years and will never get rid of it so I dont mind going the extra mile to keep it going. That said, before I started a very large project this year replacing a broken valve spring and several other parts including the radiator, water pump, belt tensioner and coils, I had no idea that parts would be that difficult to source. Thanks again for the info.
Pretty much how I do mine. Usually takes about 3 days to get the level under the plug to stabilize.I added my coolant to the bleed screw hole at the engine side of the top radiator hose first, then topped the radiator and then the overflow, in the next few days I had to add maybe a cup or two a day and then it seems to have stabilized. These things are tough to get the air out of. On mine, the overflow tube at the radiator had no clamp and I noticed a small drip there, so I added a clamp, I am also adding a clutch fan, my jeep never had one and I do not trust the electrical fan after 180K.
It's been a few months and I really wasnt happy with the results from my last attempt at this. So I looked online a bit for an actual kit to polish up these headlights. I ended up getting the CERAKOTE Ceramic Headlight Restoration Kit It had alot of great reviews and also a Lifetime Warranty!!I have also been wanting to try to polish up my headlights as they have gotten a bit foggy. I was at my parents place a couple days ago and my Dad recently picked up some TR3 Resin Glaze and had good results using it on his headlights. Although, his were on a newer car and werent in as bad shape. But I borrowed their buffer and fingers crossed I went at it!!
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Head lights after.
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I was hoping these would turn out better. I do think there is some improvement, but not as much as I thought there would be. The TR3 Resin Glaze does seem to be good stuff with a lot of good reviews. I even watched this video where he only buffed it by hand and seemed to get good results. But I guess a little improvement isnt bad for the first time working on these since 2006!! Maybe a 2nd or 3rd time buffing them will get them a little better each time??
Either way it feels good to put a little time into the Commander!!