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Project Patience....a 90 MJ DD/Trail Sleeper.

Old 12-30-2016, 10:50 AM
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Build sheet looks solid
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I think they just have Stock and MT springs correct? Might go that route when i SOA.
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I'm going to grab a set of mt springs, since I'm only at 3.5" lift up front I should be right at home with brand new springs
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Old 12-30-2016, 12:13 PM
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are you still SUA? so MT's with a shackle? the MT's shouldnt sag as much / retaining height. Im probably going to go SOA with MT's and a stock shackle.
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Yes, stock worn out springs with an xj add a leaf...it used to be level but started using as a truck for heavy loads and the springs sagged bad...I can't complain for a 20+ year old truck...
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Build sheet looks solid
Thanks! it's still a work in progress. i change it almost daily.
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Well i snagged a set of 2 door xj tilt seats from a 98 for $40! Got the drivers seat mounted tonight. will mount the passenger seat tomorrow, then all i need is a first gen center console for a manual. pics to come in a minute. A note to remember. Mj Buckts are unique and even 1st gen XJ seats dont bolt in. If you have the obs seats, you can jsut swap tracks. In this case, the 97+ seats have a much wider track and you must fab mounts.
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Some Photos of the seat install. when i strip the interior thisd summer, i plan on re-doing the mounts.

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hmmmm coffee or Whiskey? running low on both.


Tearing apart my 8.25 to get gears

When you spend to much time in the garage and your loved ones start worrying about you.......
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hmmmm coffee or Whiskey? running low on both.


Tearing apart my 8.25 to get gears

When you spend to much time in the garage and your loved ones start worrying about you.......

lol that's adorable!
My shih-tzu does the same
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Very cool build! I'm not that familiar with the Commanche models...What does the Eliminator trim signify?
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Very cool build! I'm not that familiar with the Commanche models...What does the Eliminator trim signify?
It was a trim package, jsut like sport, laredo, orvis. But with a few performance differences. THink of the eliminator as the "SVT Lightning" of mini trucks.

Pre 1990; they were 2wd, SWB, 4.0, ax-15, with actual guages, some interior conveniences, bolstered bucket seats, and 3.55 gears. It was touted as the fastest compact truck for its time. In 1990 they offered a 4wd option.

Here is a good write-up: http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/features/jeepcomanche
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To-da. A set of 98 2 door buckets installed. Tons of leg room. Now I just need a center console. I am 5'10" and I can't touch my toes to the back of the footwell and I can put my knees on the dash if I slide it all the way forward.
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Alrighty ​​​​, using the true method for measuring lift of top of axle tube to frame rail, I verified I am sitting at 4" rear and 4.25" front. Some driveline angle photos for reference.





Running these numbers, ive got Rustys 3" HD Coils.





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Well this happenef...lots of zeros
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Ellis ate his Wheaties this morning... gotta move a few head of sheep down to another pasture
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