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Old 06-22-2011, 08:01 PM
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So this is my new jeep i acquired today. I traded my old cherokee with a bad head gasket and no doors and a couple hundred bucks to my cousin. But it is a 86 comanche with a V6 4x4 long bed. It runs/drives great and a new compressor ill have a/c. I took the old Rusty off road springs off my cherokee today and started to put them on the comanche with the spring spacer. IM going to do a spring over for the rear. I have big plans and im a DIY kinda person. Im up to any suggestions what i need to do for it. This is my first "build" so i need some info.
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Now with the springs. The top two are rusty off road 3 inch lift springs. The bottom is the one out of the comanche. Why are they the same spring. On rustys website it is the same part number for each. any input?
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and i didnt get to finish tonight so this is how it sits
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:07 PM
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im stupid and obvisously really tired. PLease move to build thread thank you
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:06 PM
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[QUOTE=mattfish1;1052898]So this is my new jeep i acquired today...
Now with the springs. The the top two are rusty off road 3 inch lift springs. The bottom is the one out of the comanche. Why are they the same srping. On rustys website it is the same part number for each. any input?
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springs like this are often the same length or close to it (for fitment ease), the difference comes with spring "wire" thickness, I can see that the rusty's are a thicker gauge, thus it will compress less when installed, 3" less than stock spring to be exact
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:19 PM
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to start off Welcome To The Comanche Group!!!!!!

lol not a V6 engine its an I6 ahahaha, but not a bad start to a nice lookin MJ

hows the bed for rust??? especially under neath the rear fender flares??
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Nice start man! Looks like its in good shape. Way to go!
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No mj's for sale around me, I love the look of a jeep pickup. The new one is the jeep brute, it's the wrangler's brother in pickup form
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:42 AM
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lol not a V6 engine its an I6 ahahaha, but not a bad start to a nice lookin MJ
not if he has an 86, which based off the badges, is what he has.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:54 AM
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yea its a v6. i think i 2.8L. no rust in the bed whatso ever. and i havnt really looked under the rear fender wells too much. will get to it though.
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:52 AM
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what upgrades should i start with. I had the steering box crack frame on my xj so i was thinking of getting the bracket for it. or the long bar that crosses. I need a new bumber the old one is rusted through. Ill probably make one myself.
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:04 PM
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got the front lift done. It has a 2 inch spring spacer and 3 inch rusty spring. Doesnt look like much though ill take a pic of it out of the garage.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:02 PM
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well i got the truck out of the garage. not much for a 5 inch lift. it just leveled it out. i might do a 1 inch shackle for the rear but i doubt it. ill save my pennies for a rustys or rc 4.5 lift.
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I also sense a bumper build coming on. I think ill use a piece of 2x6 stock because thats what i have laying around. i would love to do a tube bumper for it.
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And does anyone know anything about the vacuum for the 4wd? my cousin was saying its restricting the 4wd. I tried to do a small flex to see if the springs are ok and i had a one wheel peel in 4 low.
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also ill be putting my bald 31 swampers on to take it out this weekend. ill post pics. but i need to find some new rubber soon. and the same size tire. the rear one it now is a 31 and the front is like a 29. so hopefully ill see a difference then.
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good to see an MJ on here... keep up the good work! sorry to hear about the xj tho
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Originally Posted by XJMullensJX View Post
good to see an MJ on here... keep up the good work! sorry to hear about the xj tho
haha dont be if anybody wants it ill take 500 for it. its all messed up. it was time for a new jeep
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I put the 31 swampers on it today...pictures to come. it doesnt look bad but of course i want more lift. Also replaced the spark plugs in it. Def needed it.
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