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Unread 01-12-2014, 08:26 PM   #1
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cruise control on YJ

I have been thinking about installing cruise control on my YJ being that I sometimes take it on long road trips (weekends). I got a kit from The Cruise Control Store.com, costing about $225.00 which replaces my turn blinker / intermittent wiper control arm for the control. After several hours of installing, which included taking apart the steering column to run the wires I ended up with a fully functional system that really makes road trips a lot more enjoyable. Having a 8.8 with 4.11 and 4.0 engine really helps holding speed while going up hills and into the wind. A worthwhile investment for anyone who cruises to their offroad ventures instead of hauling on a trailer.

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Unread 01-12-2014, 08:34 PM   #2
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Can you post a pic? I've been considering doing this as well. Would love to see it.
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Unread 01-12-2014, 09:33 PM   #3
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Pics and link to the kit?
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Unread 01-12-2014, 11:43 PM   #4
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Pics and link to the kit?
That sounds like the stuff...
How difficult was the installation?
Are U carbed or OEM EFI?
Second that, Pic's / Link???

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Unread 01-13-2014, 04:37 AM   #5
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keep your eyes open and they came stock also. my 87 came with cruise from the factory and its still on it. my cruise looks just like a cruise control from a cherokee but i have not compared part numbers to verify.

the cruise control store. will have to remember that. i love cruise control
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Unread 01-13-2014, 08:14 AM   #6
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My dad had a manual s10 with cruise, do both the clutch and break pedal cancel the cruise?
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Unread 01-13-2014, 09:14 AM   #7
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I will get pics tonight with all the info . There is a disconnect kit for the clutch as well, but I chose not to install it being I don't use the cruise in traffic. It sure beats having your foot fall off the gas pedal because of the angle and placement of the gas pedal
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Unread 01-13-2014, 12:09 PM   #8
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FL roads are flat. Just put in a hand throttle, $10 worth of bicycle parts.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 12:35 PM   #9
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Sure you can put in a hand throttle, but if you want to make your Jeep as nice as oem, you would opt for this mod. You can also cut out the floorboards and pull a Flintstones for propulsion, but I choose an engine. Just depends on how many "rigs" you want on your buggy.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 03:36 PM   #10
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I like cruise control and miss it as I don't have it on my jeep. My main reason for liking it is that I can set it and not worry about gaining speed and getting a speeding ticket. That has been its main benefit to me.
A hand throttle would not maintain a steady speed here in Vermont...
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Unread 01-13-2014, 05:02 PM   #11
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Sheesh some of you are so lazy. Took all of 15 seconds to copy/paste the given web site then look up the application.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 05:50 PM   #12
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Sheesh some of you are so lazy. Took all of 15 seconds to copy/paste the given web site then look up the application.
How long would it have taken you to post the result?
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Unread 01-13-2014, 06:11 PM   #13
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I don't think I'd like cruise on my YJ. Maybe I'm still getting used to the shorter wheelbase, but I feel that cruise control allows you to be more easily distracted from driving, and I *don't* want that happening when I'm tooling at 70 in the YJ.

Glad you like it though. One of the great things about jeeps, you build your's, I build mine, and we're both right!
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Unread 01-13-2014, 06:25 PM   #14
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225 Bucks Im with JeeperDan Ill stick to my hand throttle. To each their own.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 07:07 PM   #15
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I don't use the cruise in traffic. It sure beats having your foot fall off the gas pedal because of the angle and placement of the gas pedal
I wouldn't use it in traffic. Michigan has rolling hills, so sometimes you have to downshift to maintain speed.
Would be nice on the 5 hr drive to deer camp.
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