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Unread 08-06-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
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New xk owner

Hey everyone new to the site and just purchased a commander last month. 2007 Base with the 3.7. Always loved the look of the commanders and always wanted on so when it was time for a bigger family car I knew what was at the top of my list. I do want to do a couple small things to it and make it my own, like a RC 2" lift. Here's some pictures of it stock. Also went ahead and put some 245/75/17's on it awhile. It does have 119,xxx miles on the odometer but is very clean. Any recommended maintenance I should do or check? Never did any modifying to any Jeeps, so look forward to learning all I can. Doesn't seem like there's too many modified xk out there.

Here's the stock pictures of the first day I bought it.





And after I added the 245/75/17's



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Unread 08-06-2013, 11:35 AM   #2
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Also took the front plate holder off. Luckily here in PA we don't need front plates.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 11:43 AM   #3
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Looks great and welcome to the forums! First thing I would do is since it is over 100k miles check all the fluids (including T-case, Diffs, etc.) and check your spark plugs. After that start modding away As far as the 2" RC lift it is a great lift for being a BB lift. the front and rear spacers are both made of steel unlike many other BB lift kits plus it is priced good for someone on a budget. After that id look into wheels. 265/70r17 wheels can be fitted with minor rubbing and doing the pinch weld mod will make it 0 rubbing. If you do plan to keep stock rims you will need wheel spacers for everything to fit correct and not rub.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 12:17 PM   #4
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^ Is this easy to do by yourself? Would really like to attempt the majority of work by myself and how to's or sticky's on how to do all the fluids on the 3.7 commander. All I come up with in the search is for the 4.7 or 5.7 or the Jeep Grands.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 12:24 PM   #5
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^ Is this easy to do by yourself? Would really like to attempt the majority of work by myself and how to's or sticky's on how to do all the fluids on the 3.7 commander. All I come up with in the search is for the 4.7 or 5.7 or the Jeep Grands.
It's pretty easy changing the fluids just a little time consuming. Here is a link I use all the time, tells you everytihng you'll need to know:

http://www.wkjeeps.com/wk_maintenance.htm#FAXLE

I have a XK too but since it's identical (mechanically) to the WK I just use that link.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 12:33 PM   #6
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Give this a look! Has some write ups and even a couple videos on changing fluids in the transfer case and rear diff.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/t...e-ups-1480838/
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Unread 08-06-2013, 12:49 PM   #7
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Thanks for the links. I was reading a couple of the sticky's and stumbled across a couple different helpful threads. Not too much on the xk though. So from what I'm getting the xk and wk are identical? with the exception of body style and interior? For example found a thread on changing spark plugs for the 3.7 but on a wk. I'm guessing it would be the same for a xk.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 12:54 PM   #8
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Thanks for the links. I was reading a couple of the sticky's and stumbled across a couple different helpful threads. Not too much on the xk though. So from what I'm getting the xk and wk are identical? with the exception of body style and interior? For example found a thread on changing spark plugs for the 3.7 but on a wk. I'm guessing it would be the same for a xk.
Yes
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Unread 08-06-2013, 01:41 PM   #9
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I noticed that video for the transfer case was for a 4.7. Would it be the same as the 3.7? Just looking to see how much stuff is similar/same between the 3.7's, 4.7's and 5.7. Since the majority of the right up's or videos are for 4.7 or 5.7.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 02:36 PM   #10
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I noticed that video for the transfer case was for a 4.7. Would it be the same as the 3.7? Just looking to see how much stuff is similar/same between the 3.7's, 4.7's and 5.7. Since the majority of the right up's or videos are for 4.7 or 5.7.
I'm assuming it should be. Just check your transfer case for the 2 plugs.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 03:04 PM   #11
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Thanks again guys. So much help and info here. I was over on jeepcommander.com but it just seems like that sites out dated and nothing but old posts and threads.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 03:47 PM   #12
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Welcome!

I too just got an XK (06 Limited 4.7, 117k miles, inferno red, every option known to man) after my 00 WJ gave up on living.

If you flip an XK and a WK over there isn't much difference, I think they just added 3" to the body.

Now go swap those fluids, who knows if the prior owner ever did!

Good luck!
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Unread 08-06-2013, 04:03 PM   #13
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^ Plan on it any particular brands anyone recommends?
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Unread 08-06-2013, 04:08 PM   #14
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^ Plan on it any particular brands anyone recommends?
I use Mopar, but some swear by Royal Purple.

With friction modifiers (and the cost to replace 4x4 parts) I just feel better using exactly what the factory says to.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 04:09 PM   #15
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Also any good sites to buy parts off of? Like the fluids and lifts, and misc. stuff down the road.
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