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Old 06-09-2014, 11:54 PM
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I sold this to buy/build this
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Decided to do a build thread because my comanche is going under some big changes ...
Started life as a 2wd auto 4cyl
From Vermont I drove 6 hours to get this truck because it WAS in great shape ... Well yeah you no how that goes ...
How she has been sitting for a while now
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it's now 4.0-ax15-np231-d44-hpd30... 3 inch coils 2 inch spacers soa in the *** end 33's just been getting it running right and having fun with it ... What the big changes are that I'm doing well have planned are long arms , 35's , some armor and fix what I don't like ... Any criticism is welcomed I don't give a fack

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Old 06-10-2014, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Smittybuilt88 View Post
I sold this to buy/build this

Decided to do a build thread because my comanche is going under some big changes ...
Started life as a 2wd auto 4cyl
From Vermont I drove 6 hours to get this truck because it WAS in great shape ... Well yeah you no how that goes ...
How she has been sitting for a while now

it's now 4.0-ax15-np231-d44-hpd30... 3 inch coils 2 inch spacers soa in the *** end 33's just been getting it running right and having fun with it ... What the big changes are that I'm doing well have planned are long arms , 35's , some armor and fix what I don't like ... Any criticism is welcomed I don't give a fack
Sweet comanche man...
Similar to how mine started except I stayed with the squirrel in a box....
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:38 AM
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Since the truck was only 2 wheel I need to make a t-case selector . I always had problems with the factory shifters popping out so I decided to fab my own
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Here is what I came up with ...
On the tcase I flipped and cut the selector arm in half and added an inch so it would have enough throw without issues
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Figured I'd throw a ruler up just incase someone wants to do this on there own
Here you can see the tcase selector cut ,flipped, and added to
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This is the style hiem joint I'm using so under unibody flex nothing pops out grinds or that nonsense plus they were about 5 bucks a piece at my local hardware store
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Here is the bottom of the floor board
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Don't mind the screws it's holding it in place while I replace one by one with a welded nut under the floor board so this all bolts together
Here is what it looks like inside the truck
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And all together underneath
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by 88whitecomanche View Post
Sweet comanche man...
Similar to how mine started except I stayed with the squirrel in a box....
Thanks man it's getting there!
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:29 PM
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Looks nice with the front end swap, are you going to swap interiors too?
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:57 PM
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Looks nice with the front end swap, are you going to swap interiors too?
I doubt it , it would be nice but I plan to do my own center console and I would like to keep the bench .
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:09 PM
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Fixed the leaky rear main sealName:  5F07F8F0-015B-484A-928C-9A16531C74AF_zpstkj1hf3t.jpg
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Got the front end stripped down
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Long arms came in! I went with iro because josh has the best customer service out there and is always there when I need him I highly suggest doing business with them...
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Steering parts came in , I went with ruffstuff hiems well because you can't break them everything is over kill
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Also got my tires in , I've had numerous brand names out there in all different sizes and I went with the km2's because I never hear anything bad said about them from the guys that daily there rigs to the guys that run them on there wheeler
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NOW IT IS TIME TO GET BUSY !

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Old 06-10-2014, 07:49 PM
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Damn that xj was sweet! But ill be watching the mj now hopefully become as clean. Good luck man!
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:07 PM
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:19 AM
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Looks good so far. I have the same tires. Ran my first trail a week ago on them 1 day after I got them put on, they stuck to rocks and kept good traction in mud.
Get 4.88s for those axles. It's a perfect ratio for wheeling IMHO
Let me know how you like them long arms, I've been looking at the same ones
Keep up the good work man
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Jimmy2227 View Post
Damn that xj was sweet! But ill be watching the mj now hopefully become as clean. Good luck man!
Yeah I loved it , but I was hunting for a comanche for a while and living in the northeast it's hard to find a solid one . So when this popped up I sold the Cherokee right away . I'm gonna keep the patina on it tho I think it looks good haha

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Looks good so far. I have the same tires. Ran my first trail a week ago on them 1 day after I got them put on, they stuck to rocks and kept good traction in mud.
Get 4.88s for those axles. It's a perfect ratio for wheeling IMHO
Let me know how you like them long arms, I've been looking at the same ones
Keep up the good work man
Yeah I haven't heard. Bad thing about them yet and they've been out for a little while now. And my plan is to do 4.88s just have to swing the money is yours manual? How the highway with them ? I had 456 in my Cherokee and that felt great but it was auto. And the long arms I'm gonna love I haven't heard any negatives with them so far so only time will tell !
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Mines an auto, I run about 2200 rpm at 65 on the highway. But down a hill climb or steep trail in 1st gear I don't have to touch the brakes and I'm going like 1 mph if that
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Mines an auto, I run about 2200 rpm at 65 on the highway. But down a hill climb or steep trail in 1st gear I don't have to touch the brakes and I'm going like 1 mph if that
I'm gonna end up doing 4.88's mine is standard so I hope I have a lot of bottom end and at least the same top end I have now I cruise at about 14-1500 at 65 but my speedo don't work haha , got a gps now so I got a speedo again ...
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Originally Posted by Smittybuilt88 View Post

I'm gonna end up doing 4.88's mine is standard so I hope I have a lot of bottom end and at least the same top end I have now I cruise at about 14-1500 at 65 but my speedo don't work haha , got a gps now so I got a speedo again ...
My Speedo don't work either. Because yours Is a standard I would do more research on what gears to run. I saw someone who said they like 4.10s and 35s with the manual a while back
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On to the right path now welcome to the MJ side of wheeling
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