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Unread 08-29-2007, 03:22 PM   #16
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What is the tow rating for the commander?
It varies with engine and axle ratio of course. There's a handy little tool on the jeep website that can help you determine your tow capacity based on your vehicle's configuration.

Click here and all will be revealed:

http://www.jeep.com/vehsuite/TowingGuide.jsp

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Does the commander come prewired with an under dash hookup for a trailer brake controller? (Like a truck for instance).
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Unread 08-29-2007, 03:23 PM   #18
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Do the different HVAC systems (auto vs manual)have unique ducting/doors or is the primary difference the controllers themselves?
The difference between the (2) systems is the control heads. The HVAC unit (ducting and doors) is identical.
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Unread 08-29-2007, 03:23 PM   #19
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What rear axle is in the back of this thing anyway? always wondered that randomly (and gear ratio)
All 4x4 Commanders have a Chrysler Corporate C213R rear axle also known as the 8 1/4" (the front axle is a Chrysler Corporate C200F). 213 is the ring gear diameter in mm and the front is 200 mm - that's actually about 8 3/8" for the rear and 7 7/8" for the front.

The 3.7L was available with 3.07 axles with the single speed transfer case and with 4x2 and with 3.55 axles with the 2-speed transfer case.

The 4.7L/5.7L all have 3.73 axles.
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Any significant changes or price increases for 08?
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Unread 08-29-2007, 03:25 PM   #21
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is this 8.25 found in the commander a beefed up version of the one found in the cherokees of old? whether that be housing-wise or shaft-wise or whatever-wise

width between wheel mounting surfaces, any input in inches?
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Unread 08-29-2007, 03:26 PM   #22
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With any new Jeep vehicle, we look at our heritage and use cues that we think represent the brand and fit that particular vehicle. Note though that the Commander is much larger than the Cherokee and features 3 rows of seating, something the Cherokee never offered, so of course it was not intended to be a direct replacement.
First off, thanks for being here and for being willing to answer all these questions.

I had a similar question in mind. The question I had was more along the lines of styling. I couldn't help notice how much the Commander looked like an XJ on steroids. Was the styling of the Commander intentionally trying to make it look like an XJ?

Thanks again!
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Any significant changes or price increases for 08?
Can't comment on pricing, but there are many improvements to the instrument panel that are similar to the changes made on the 2008 Grand Cherokee. Stay tuned!
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Does the Commander for non-US markets come with a different axle front and rear and if so, which axles?
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If an hvac controller is replaced does it need to be connected to a dealer computer to make the jeep recognize the new one?
No. As long as the controller is of the same type originally equipped in the vehicle. (Example: Manual control head with another manual control head.) An automatic control head will not work in a vehicle originally equipped with a manual head.
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we bought one of the first commanders when they came out we have had an issue that is driving me nuts the service, 4wd light will come on and stay on until the commander is turned off then when we restart it the light is out.

We have taken it into the dealer 5 times with the light on and off the jeep has not pulled any codes at all, for any of the times we have taken it in. But every time we restart it the light goes out.

This has happened a total of about 8 times and is very random.
The jeep is a 06 commander 65th anv green with the 4.7 and Quadra Track II system. Other then this issue and the sensitive ing key turning off the jeep on the highway We love the commander
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First off, thanks for being here and for being willing to answer all these questions.

I had a similar question in mind. The question I had was more along the lines of styling. I couldn't help notice how much the Commander looked like an XJ on steroids. Was the styling of the Commander intentionally trying to make it look like an XJ?

Thanks again!
Well, the XJ was clearly a winner for Jeep and sold well around the world. Naturally we look to draw inspiration from some of our most beloved vehicles when coming up with new ones.
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No factory install, but easy to do yourself.

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Does the commander come prewired with an under dash hookup for a trailer brake controller? (Like a truck for instance).
Unfortunately, there is not a factory installed electronic brake controller connector. There are two pig-tail wires (brake switch input and output to trailer lights) in the harness under the dash that you can use instead of cutting into a harness. (look left of the brake switch). Mopar part number 82210512 is a wiring harness jumper that you can plug into the back of your front power outlet to power up your controller and it has the standard blue connector for e/e trailer brake. Basically, plug in the jumper (right power outlet), there are two spare wires on the jumper and those connect to the dash harness. Follow the color scheme and all should go well.

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Does the Commander for non-US markets come with a different axle front and rear and if so, which axles?
The axles and axle ratios for the export Commanders are identical to the domestic offerings.
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I'm not knowledgeable at all about the commander but is their a factory "non-stock" suspension lift that is offered with a certain package? (comparble to rubi TJ's and/or "going back" up-country xj's)

Also I think it's awesome you peeps come on here w/these Q/A's. Rock on!
There is no up-country suspension package available on Commanders (actually the Rubicon TJ/JK do not have any suspension lift over a standard TJ/JK).

Keep asking for it though - we'd love to offer it if there is enough demand for it!
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