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2010 commader

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by uscg2008, May 13, 2012.

  1. May 13, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    uscg2008

    uscg2008 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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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    specs:

    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
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    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)
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    after we got off the ferry into ak we put the roof rack bag on
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    last pic of it in continental north america
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    the first thing i added were had grips for the rear
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    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. '
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    the rear taken apart
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    the rear spacer put in
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    wheels back on rear completed
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    then we noticed that it started to snow a bit
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    my buddy colts cummings
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    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
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    the front taken apart
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    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
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    front tires going on
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    all on and bolted up
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    so it started to snow a lot more once we were done pulling it out of the garage.
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    the aftermath of all the work. coolant and wd40 all over the ground
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    so i made the wife drive the truck cause it was snowing so hard, just incase anything happened.
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    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
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    took my HIDs off my truck and put it on the commander
    my truck taken apart
    [​IMG] 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
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    all bolted on
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    all done
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    so now for the comparisons
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    front before:
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    rear before:
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    side before:
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    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!!!! :headbang::headbang:

    added a K&N CAI
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    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!!:)
     
  2. May 22, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    cjasu

    cjasu TW resident Camel

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    Looks great and have fun with the snow and enjoy the great outdoors in AK
     
  3. May 22, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Nice Jeep man.
     
  4. May 23, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    uscg2008

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    thanks guys.... next thing will be a cold air as an aniversary present for my wife.
     
  5. May 28, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    uscg2008

    uscg2008 [OP] Well-Known Member

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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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  6. Jun 9, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    added a K&N CAI
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  7. Jun 9, 2012 at 9:03 PM
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    How's the 3.7 do in that size rig? Isn't the Hemi engine an option on those?
     
  8. Jun 9, 2012 at 9:08 PM
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    JNome

    JNome Made in Maine.... Yessah bub!

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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 :D
     
  9. Jun 9, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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    400lbGorilla

    400lbGorilla ^Son of a hamster, I smell of elderberries.

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    Jeep's looking good!, that "Welcome to Alaska" sign made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
     
  10. Jun 10, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    uscg2008

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    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.

    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.

    hahhahaa why did it do that??!?! all the snow?!?!
     
  11. Jun 10, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    400lbGorilla

    400lbGorilla ^Son of a hamster, I smell of elderberries.

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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.........:popcorn:
     
  12. Jun 10, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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    uscg2008

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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.
     
  13. Sep 6, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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    got some new rubber today that i bought off of amazon. 245/70/17 duratracs
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  14. Sep 28, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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    new rubber installed
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