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Hello! My husband and I just got a 2012 commander and so far nothing but issues sadly. It was shaking when first hitting the gas and my husband and his friends were lookin ng it over noticing the eear drive shaft was loose. I called the dealer who came picked it up did 1000$ of repairs on the front end. They didn't think to check the rear drive shaft even though we told the dealer that seemed to be the issue. The first day back from the shop the rear drive shaft broke. I bought the part and my husband fixed it. Then a few days later there was this awful clang noise. Thought it was the drive shaft but came to find out all bolts broke on the rear sway bar. We went bought all new bolts the problem is they broke off inside. They figured that they could put in two bolts those two did come out uh unbroken and tried welding the bar. Of course that is didn't work so we gave up and just took it off. It seems okay driving just a little unstable on turns at higher speeds. Does anyone have any thoughts suggestions or experiences?
 

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I pulled the rear sway bar off soon after purchase...it rode and articulated a lot better.

The one thing that you have to do is trust it cornering as it rolls just a tad more at moderate speeds than with bar on....once you put a couple hundred miles on it and get use to the feel, you'll probably never want to put the bar back on.
 

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Thank you for sharing your experience! It was kind of scary first ride but now we think it rides much better. It feels like it dips more on turns but the tires grip well. It just took some getting used to and we are going to adjust the shocks a little. We like to use it more for mudding and climbing more than speed anyway. If we speed we do more on straightaways. Thanks for responding!
 

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Thank you for sharing your experience! It was kind of scary first ride but now we think it rides much better. It feels like it dips more on turns but the tires grip well. It just took some getting used to and we are going to adjust the shocks a little. We like to use it more for mudding and climbing more than speed anyway. If we speed we do more on straightaways. Thanks for responding!
You and your Commander are in sync.... congrats!

I installed custom Elka shocks on ours in 2011 and they made some difference when we were duning, but not worth the effort.

This machine is Sport/Utility and should be treated as 50% for utility purposes.... can't expect it to be equivalent to a Sport only.
 
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