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post #91 of 126 Old 10-23-2012, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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Forgot to add this. Discovered the other day that it has cruise control. It doesn't work, but it has it. I always assumed it didn't have it because, well, why would it? That is pretty awesome though that it does have cruise control since this is my daily driver. I haven't even begun to diagnose it yet, but I would like to get it working relatively soon. If anyone knows any common fixes for the early XJ/MJ cruise controls I would love to hear them.

Also, I GOT THE AIR CONDITIONING WORKING!!! Doesn't matter much at this time of year, but that is going to be NICE next Summer. It was just a blown fuse (more like a melted fuse). On high it blows cold enough to freeze your brains out.

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post #92 of 126 Old 10-23-2012, 10:07 AM
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If it isn't a 44 (I need to double check but I'm pretty sure it is) I'm going to find an 8.25 with 3.55s.
If you need an 8.25, I already have one set up for a Comanche with 3.55 gears just in case you need one.
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post #93 of 126 Old 10-23-2012, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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If you need an 8.25, I already have one set up for a Comanche with 3.55 gears just in case you need one.
Did you ever get shafts for it? That would be awesome, then I wouldn't have to weld perches on the XJ axle. I'm not going to be wheeling this Jeep so the strength increase of a 44 over an 8.25 is a non issue.
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post #94 of 126 Old 10-23-2012, 10:19 AM
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Yep, I have shafts for it now. I would reuse the e-brake cables from the 35 because they are longer than the XJ 8.25 cables. The only thing I don't have are the drums. The ones that came with it were no good.
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post #95 of 126 Old 10-23-2012, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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Yep, I have shafts for it now. I would reuse the e-brake cables from the 35 because they are longer than the XJ 8.25 cables. The only thing I don't have are the drums. The ones that came with it were no good.
The drums are the same as what I have now arent they? I can just pull them off of the axle I have now and swap them over. Is it open or lsd?



I need to try out my 4wd. I discovered one of the lines going to the vac disco was unplugged, so hopefully that is the only problem. Not that I'll ever really need 4wd anyways, but since I have it I want it to work.
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post #96 of 126 Old 10-23-2012, 11:10 AM
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I can't say if the drums will swap over or not; I'd have to check the part numbers. Its open. There is a write up about how to shim the vac disconnect so its always engaged. That way you don't ever have to worry about it.
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I can't say if the drums will swap over or not; I'd have to check the part numbers. Its open. There is a write up about how to shim the vac disconnect so its always engaged. That way you don't ever have to worry about it.
If the drums won't swap over I have a 27 spline 8.25 (3.07 gears so it is useless to me) that I can steal the brakes from.

As long as the 4wd works I don't mind having the vac disconnect. If it is there I might as well benefit from it. Like I said, hopefully it is just because the plug was undone. If the vac disco is a problem, I'll just find a non disco housing when I switch to 3.55s.
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Going to Gulches ORV in Laurens County, SC next weekend. Don't want to waste money on fuel to haul my LJ 3 and half hours down there, so I'm taking the Comanche. I'm just going to ride b seat, but they do have some easy trails, so I want to get the 4wd working. Just getting the truck to the campsite requires 4wd at that place. Going to try shimming the vac disco and see if that solves the problem. Also going to try getting the cruise control to work. It would be nice to have on such a long drive.
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post #99 of 126 Old 02-10-2013, 06:55 PM
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I love MJ's and this is a nice one

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Going to Gulches ORV in Laurens County, SC next weekend. Don't want to waste money on fuel to haul my LJ 3 and half hours down there, so I'm taking the Comanche. I'm just going to ride b seat, but they do have some easy trails, so I want to get the 4wd working. Just getting the truck to the campsite requires 4wd at that place. Going to try shimming the vac disco and see if that solves the problem. Also going to try getting the cruise control to work. It would be nice to have on such a long drive.
You could just rig up or buy a posi lock and make it manual. That's probably what I would if i had one.

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You could just rig up or buy a posi lock and make it manual. That's probably what I would dogfighting had one.
I would, but I don't plan on having this axle in here for too much longer. I want to swap in an axle with 3.55s, the stock 3.07s suck. When I swap the rear axle, I'm going to put in a later model HP30 without a vac disco.
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Thanks!

I would, but I don't plan on having this axle in here for too much longer. I want to swap in an axle with 3.55s, the stock 3.07s suck. When I swap the rear axle, I'm going to put in a later model HP30 without a vac disco.
Ah I see, we'll good luck getting it working

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post #103 of 126 Old 02-11-2013, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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Ah I see, we'll good luck getting it working
Actually I just finished shimming the shift fork. Was actually really easy. Haven't driven it yet, but both front tires spin together now!
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Actually I just finished shimming the shift fork. Was actually really easy. Haven't driven it yet, but both front tires spin together now!
Nice!

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post #105 of 126 Old 02-11-2013, 12:08 PM
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I've still got that rear 8.25 whenever you're ready for it. Be sure to get some shots of the MJ in action.
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