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Old November 13th, 2019, 10:50
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Recommendations for a Lift Kit

I am toying with the idea of lifting the Commander, and putting steel FR and Rear Bumpers on it.
The trails I'm thinking of are not 10s or Black Diamond, but your basic Colorado trail like Jenny Creek or Pickle Gulch.

There are spacer kits in the 2" range.
Then there is a Super Lift kit in the 4" range, but involves cutting the cross member and you can't use the OEM wheels.

What have you guys used, and what pitfalls did you encounter in the installation or actual use of the kit?

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Old December 9th, 2019, 21:41
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Re: Recommendations for a Lift Kit

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Old December 9th, 2019, 21:46
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Re: Recommendations for a Lift Kit

Sorry, I had an issue posting

I found lift kits, a number of puck ones, and one made by superlift.
Instead of going huge, I think I'm going to go "old school XJ" and do a 2.25" Spacer lift by rocky-road outfitters.

The bumpers are eluding me. I see WAM makes them, but nothing in stock.
I suppose I could create my own, but I've gotten lazy in my old age.

A lot of links for Commander Off-Road parts are going dead, I guess I'm late for the party
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Re: Recommendations for a Lift Kit

What year/generation are we talking?
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Old December 11th, 2019, 16:50
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Re: Recommendations for a Lift Kit

Name of Sub-Forum I posted in: Jeep Commander (XK 2006-2010).
Unless I am mistaken, I don't think they changed a whole lot in 4 years

I'm looking at the OME kit, and the Rocky Road spacer kit. Huge price difference for springs/shocks/struts vs spacers


Update: No longer need the info:

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Old May 20th, 2021, 07:51
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Re: Recommendations for a Lift Kit

What brand of lift kit did you end up purchasing?
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Old June 14th, 2021, 15:16
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Re: Recommendations for a Lift Kit

I never did get an answer.

After doing the research, I found that the lift was going to be 2" or go huge and do a bunch of relocation. The limiting factor seems to have been the front CV joints. I had trouble finding armor that I didn't need to make, so I scrapped the idea.

Eventually, I sold the truck, bought a JK Unlimited, and didn't look back (too far).
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Old August 10th, 2021, 07:26
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I never did get an answer.

After doing the research, I found that the lift was going to be 2" or go huge and do a bunch of relocation. The limiting factor seems to have been the front CV joints. I had trouble finding armor that I didn't need to make, so I scrapped the idea.

Eventually, I sold the truck, bought a JK Unlimited, and didn't look back (too far).
Oh, I see. Hope you are enjoying your JK.
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Old August 17th, 2021, 22:06
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I never did get an answer.

After doing the research, I found that the lift was going to be 2" or go huge and do a bunch of relocation. The limiting factor seems to have been the front CV joints. I had trouble finding armor that I didn't need to make, so I scrapped the idea.

Eventually, I sold the truck, bought a JK Unlimited, and didn't look back (too far).
Have you done any upgrade on your JK?
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Re: Recommendations for a Lift Kit

thinking of adding new rear leaf packs in between the OME/ARB leaf packs part #'s as follow bso-33rb and cso-33ra I'm wanting to get no more than 3.5 to 4 inches any recommendations would be welcomed if anyone has experience with these leaf packs
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