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Unread 09-26-2014, 01:17 PM   #1
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Commander Lift Questions

Good Afternoon Folks,

Well finally after a few years of looking around and trying to find the right jeep I ended up getting a 2010 Commander with the V6.

I know it isnt the best "Off-Road" rig but just a wanted to see how much lift you can do at a reasonable cost. I am not planning on doing anything extreme in this vehicle. More just light trail with the wife and kids. I will be saving all the extreme stuff for my future full custom Cherokee build.

I have seen the 2.5 inch kits but I dont see much else out there for these things.

Thanks in advance.

Don

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Unread 09-26-2014, 01:27 PM   #2
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Lots of options, but a solid choice would be the OLD MAN EMU (OME) Heavy Duty 2.5" lift. With the weight of the Commander, you will appreciate the Heavy Duty (HD) springs - Also, its the only sub-4" lift that is not accomplished through spacers. Nice factory ride.

OME HD lift plus some 265/70/17 tires and you will have a nice little family adventure/camping rig. Good enough to get to some of the "better" camp spots while not being some over-built 4x4 machine.
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Thanks Nick!

You a Marine? 0321?

13 year Marine myself (so far)
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Thanks Nick!

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Yup - Now a cranky Vet. LOL
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Lots of options, but a solid choice would be the OLD MAN EMU (OME) Heavy Duty 2.5" lift. With the weight of the Commander, you will appreciate the Heavy Duty (HD) springs - Also, its the only sub-4" lift that is not accomplished through spacers. Nice factory ride.

OME HD lift plus some 265/70/17 tires and you will have a nice little family adventure/camping rig. Good enough to get to some of the "better" camp spots while not being some over-built 4x4 machine.
You think OME would be a more comfortable "factory" ride than something like a Rough country 2.25"? That type of strut spacer lift does not preload the springs like a daystar does. I was under the impression that something like the RC would be more similar to factory as it retains factory spring rate.
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The OME kit has been just about the perfect setup if you want 3" of lift. They do net more height than advertised.

Ride and handling are great and OME has an excellent reputation for freedom from spring sag.

I do have the OME kit on special right now. I also have Budget Boost kits available if you'd rather go that route. If you send me a PM we can chat
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You think OME would be a more comfortable "factory" ride than something like a Rough country 2.25"? That type of strut spacer lift does not preload the springs like a daystar does. I was under the impression that something like the RC would be more similar to factory as it retains factory spring rate.
The main attraction of the OME is that it is an actual replacement bs spacers. Also, the springs and shocks are beefier than factory.
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If this is a family rig, I would recommend the medium duty springs over the heavy duty. I've had both on my commander, and I prefer the medium duty. The heavy duty was way too stiff. Keep in mind that the medium springs are still a little stiffer than the factory springs. And if it's not enough lift for you, you can always ad a spacer as well like I did
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