2012 Commander 1000x, MrRpm flash, Bollax lock up mod, RacerTech Springs, light bar, winch.
The long travel made it a different machine. It rides so much better. I don't bottom out on whoops. I like it. I paid $5500 for it though and would not put that kind of money in a Commander now. I got it done by Magnum in Vista. I imagine you can buy a kit and do it cheaper yourself, but at some point selling and buying a machine with more power and better suspension enters the equation.How much of an improvement was the long travel? I am looking at getting the Lonestar MTS kit in a month or two.
And I agree with you, more power is always more fun. The sand is definitely the one place you need more power constantly. I am curious to know how the OP likes the MR RMP kit, I am going to follow his steps with that kit as well.