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post #46 of 92 Old 11-04-2013, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Careful now. You're still dealing with a Jeep here..........
The same model Jeep that was frequently used for racing and had its own Street Comanche model.


I am going to consider replacing all of the leaf spring bushings and possibly adding a rear track bar. It is definitely some tail wag. If I get that under control then there is no reason to go back to the ground.


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I've never been into racing, but dude. That was a race.
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The same model Jeep that was frequently used for racing and had its own Street Comanche model.

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXnwYG0R3rc

I am going to consider replacing all of the leaf spring bushings and possibly adding a rear track bar. It is definitely some tail wag. If I get that under control then there is no reason to go back to the ground.
That rig was awesome - I just pictured a chopped MJ w/ lopro's and spinners on your previous post..........but something like in that vid would be kickarse.

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That rig was awesome - I just pictured a chopped MJ w/ lopro's and spinners on your previous post..........but something like in that vid would be kickarse.
I would still have reasonable tires. I entirely went with the new JK Moab rims because I like how they look with the truck. The mud tires just happened to be on there.

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This is what my "TO DO" list looks like right now. This is what I have written done, but is certainly not a complete list.
  • Install rest of exhaust(3")
  • Weld up rear bumper
  • Missing Transfer Case Nut 3/8"
  • Paint oil pan scratches.
  • 1,000 mile rear differential oil change(Uh, 1,800 miles I mean.)
  • Seam Sealer by VIN tag in engine bay
  • Drain and refill transfer case - Rattling on coasting - Break down current case and swap output shaft to newer case.
  • Finish installing Novak shifter
  • Rebuild front drive shaft
  • Differential Breathers
  • Horns
  • Rotate Fuel Pump Assembly
  • Grind Rear Flare Retainer Studs Off
  • Flares
  • Refresh Tail Lights
  • Install New Battery Wiring
  • Headliner
  • Cover Rear Backer Board
  • Test Install Burgundy Interior for dual tone look
  • Recover Seats
  • AC Charge
  • Parking Brake Adjustment

Hella Vision Plus H4 ECE conversion housings, Centric Premium Rotors, Centric Posi-Quiet Pads, and WJ Front Lower Control Arms


This looks familiar. The axle is off to the side and back from finally being regeared to 4.56 along with new hubs installed.


RE9905 braces for the RE9900 drop brackets. The manual specifies they do not work on the Comanche, but the general frame area is the same. Looks like an extra hole needs to be drilled for the forward crossmember bolt and possibly some of the lower control arm mount extra bracing trimmed.


Rear view mirror with auto-dimming, compass, map lights, and temperature.


Sound Deadener! I put this on the ceiling, INSIDE the B pillars, inside the doors, and along the back wall. Made a huge difference in overall rumble.


Replacement weatherstripping for the A pillars. Not quite factory style, but they would work well.

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New wheel hubs installed when I had it regeared. The brake dust shields were left off due to be rusty.


Centric Premium Rotors and Posi-Quiet Pads - What was on there were nearly new, but hard braking induced a very hard pull to the left that I could not solve.


WJ Lower Control Arms - Returned 100% of the steering radius with these. They are installed in the correct orientation.

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Damn this thing is amazing. Keep up the good work.


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This will look better with some piping like the stock seats.




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Hella Vision Plus H4 Headlights - A huge improvement over stock even without a wiring harness upgrade.


Fixed Vacuum Ball - HVAC vents finally work and cruise control works.


Marine Style Battery Terminals - This is part of Kelly's WIP 4 gauge wire upgrade. This solved the hard starting issue as my power harness was thoroughly destroyed by corrosion along with battered terminals.


Trimmed the cover at the PDC to fit the new cables.


150 AMP fuse for the alternator. I can run a 136 AMP alternator safely now.


The flexible 4 gauge welding wire was wrapped in wire loom for heat and abrasion resistance. The alternator field generator wires were removed from the original harness and incorporated into the new harness.

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Back in July I swapped in Centric Premiums on the WK - good stuff.

I put Akebono pads with 'em and the set-up is top notch IMO.

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AEM F/IC Installation - That bulge is a perfect spot to wire in without extending the AEM F/IC harness and have it mounted inside.


Mounted to the driver kick plate.


F/IC's USB B port is extended and mounted to the center console for easy access and tuning.


I ended up getting the Napier Flares.

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Nice choice on the Napiers, I would buy those if I chose to ever run flares again.

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Pioneer Head Unit - Does all the fancy stuff, but only puts out 17 watts RMS per speaker...


...So I have to wire in this 8 AWG wire for a four channel amplifier to push 45 watts RMS to speakers and a subwoofer.


The stock clutch master cylinder mount is perfect for running wires.

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Nice choice on the Napiers, I would buy those if I chose to ever run flares again.
Yep, southern states are nice and lenient on vehicle rules. The splash up on the Cherokee is worse than my Wrangler so I really want the flares.

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