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Old 05-13-2012, 04:15 PM   #1
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2010 commander

current pic:

close to a year ago my wife wanted to trade in her cobalt for something else/better. so after some looking around and come convincing she got a 2010 jeep commander.


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2010 jeep commander 4x4
3.7 v6 with eco feature

lift:
2.5in rocky road spacer lift with rocky road shocks

so im glad that i got her to get it cause we ended up transfering up to kodiak, ak so it will be perfect to drive around here and to do some camping/ moderate trail riding in.

all loaded up ready to drive


even with "THE BEAST" (as my wife calls it) completely loaded down we still got great gas mileage going thru canada and mainland ak thanks to the eco feature that drops it down to a v4 when cruising.
got kinda cold thru the yukon(ened up getting down to 4 degrees)


after we got off the ferry into ak we put the roof rack bag on


last pic of it in continental north america

the first thing i added were had grips for the rear

so after making it ak i decided to get a lift for her bday and put it on for her
got the rocky road 2.5in spacer lift with rocky road shocks. went in pretty easily with the help of my buddy colt and cj. did most of it myself while they work the colts dirt bike. it took around 8hrs to put in. '

the rear taken apart

the rear spacer put in
spacer and shock installed and bolted up

wheels back on rear completed

then we noticed that it started to snow a bit

my buddy colts cummings

so now we started to tackle the front. just gana say that the getting to the top bolts of the front struts were a pain in my ass. had to take the battery and fuse panel out, then the coolent container on the other side


the front taken apart

had to go over to the hobby shop on base and use the spring compressor. made taking the strut apart a million times easier. but the lift comes with new bolts not new studs so it make it a pain in the ass to torque them up. but with some help from my buddys and redneck rigging we got everything on. THANK GOD!!
front strut put in


front tires going on

all on and bolted up

so it started to snow a lot more once we were done pulling it out of the garage.

the aftermath of all the work. coolant and wd40 all over the ground

so i made the wife drive the truck cause it was snowing so hard, just incase anything happened.

had to drive 20mph and with only the fogs on so i didnt white myself out. could see more that 25ft in front of me!!! woke up this moring to this

took my HIDs off my truck and put it on the commander
my truck taken apart
i used the swith from the aux lights that i have on the back of my truck that i didnt use. and some extra wires

all bolted on
lit up

all done

so now for the comparisons
before:

after:

front before:

after:

rear before:

after:

side before:

after:

before:

after:

gana be putting hella 500s that are converted to 35w 5000k hid on the front
bumper soon. going to be takin them off my truck and putting on the commander. i dont need them now that my wife got me a 30in LED light bar!!!!

added a K&N CAI


future plans:

265/70/17 Duractacs
1.5 in spidertrax wheel spacers

Tow Hitch
Tail Light Rock Guards

thats it for now guys let me know wat you think!!
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:47 PM   #2
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Looks great and have fun with the snow and enjoy the great outdoors in AK
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:50 PM   #4
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thanks guys.... next thing will be a cold air as an aniversary present for my wife.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:19 PM   #5
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so i decided to be a nice husband and wash the commander while i was on duty Saturday. it had been a while and the sides were caked wike rode grime and salt.




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added a K&N CAI
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How's the 3.7 do in that size rig? Isn't the Hemi engine an option on those?
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Jeep's looking good!, that "Welcome to Alaska" sign made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
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How's the 3.7 do in that size rig? Isn't the Hemi engine an option on those?
ya it actually gets going pretty good man. even though it doesnt have the hemi which ya is an option. its a little lighter with out the hemi in there, the CAI made a little difference i could feel a little better accel/ power. it gets pretty damn good gas mileage too. we got no worse than 19mpg on our drive thru AK, and thats with all that crap in it too.

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My buddy has a Commander and is considering doing the same lift. I'll show him the pics. Looks good. Nice backdrop as well
ya i was gana do the full OME set up but my wife doesnt really need that so the spacer with new rear shocks will do just fine. and new tires will be on the way for winter driving up here. prob 245/70/17 or 265/60/17.

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Jeep's looking good!, that "Welcome to Alaska" sign made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
hahhahaa why did it do that??!?! all the snow?!?!
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hahhahaa why did it do that??!?! all the snow?!?![/QUOTE]

Yeah, brings back nightmares of smashing ice with a sledge hammer off the flight deck of the "Jarvis" years ago. That sign should say "Welcome to USCG Hell Country". It's interesting to see pics of Alaska again.
Back on topic tho that Commander is looking good with the lift. It's nice everynow and again to see something other than Tacoma's. Looking forward to some pictures once the tires are on.........
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ya will do! gana be getting them after i get back from my arctic deployment at the end of aug thru 3rd week of sept.
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got some new rubber today that i bought off of amazon. 245/70/17 duratracs
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new rubber installed

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