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post #106 of 126 Old 02-11-2013, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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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.
I'm definitely going to get that axle one of these days. Not doing anything serious in it, just the access roads at the park. I care too much about how this truck looks to treat it like my LJ!

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post #107 of 126 Old 02-11-2013, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Got a lot accomplished today!

4wd works now!!! Shimming the shift fork worked perfectly! No extra vibes from the drive shaft either. I don't need 4wd much (other than this coming weekend), but it is nice to know it will work when I do need it. Forgot to take any pictures, but it is a stupid-proof mod.

After that I changed the oil. It was well past 3000 miles so I wanted to get it done before taking a road trip in it.

Goofed around with the cruise control some. Couldn't find anything wrong with it. Played around with the controls after testing the 4wd and finally figured out the magic combination that gets it to work! Cruise is definitely going to be nice.

A couple weeks ago i ordered replacement b pillar interior lights. Finally got around to installing them. Well worth it, only took half an hour. I was pretty peeved that they are called factory replacements but don't use the stock plugins, but it was nothing I couldn't handle. Just wasn't as simple a swap as I assumed it would be. Still really happy to have interior lights now!
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post #108 of 126 Old 02-12-2013, 07:59 AM
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Got a lot accomplished today!
A couple weeks ago i ordered replacement b pillar interior lights. Finally got around to installing them. Well worth it, only took half an hour. I was pretty peeved that they are called factory replacements but don't use the stock plugins, but it was nothing I couldn't handle. Just wasn't as simple a swap as I assumed it would be. Still really happy to have interior lights now!
I was a little annoyed with that as well. Keep an eye on them because one of mine stopped working as a entry light. It still works as a reading light, but doesn't come on when I open the door any more. They aren't as fragile as the originals, but they aren't bullet proof either.
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post #109 of 126 Old 03-11-2013, 08:05 PM
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Definitely painting my red MJ Chief..
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post #110 of 126 Old 03-27-2013, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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post #111 of 126 Old 03-27-2013, 11:09 AM
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post #113 of 126 Old 03-28-2013, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Specs? What's the plan for this one?
1989 Comanche short bed
200,000 miles
4.0L
2wd
Auto tranny

Gonna do basically the same thing as we did with the red one. Fix it up and daily drive it, though it will be my dad daily driving this one instead of me. My dad wanted an auto in the first place (I prefer a straight drive, so the red one is perfect for me). It was in a front end collision, though it wasn't too bad and we already have the parts to fix it. The biggest issue is the damage to the right rear corner of the bed. It is smashed in pretty good. Hopefully we'll be able to fix it. I'll post up some pictures later.

I'll probably just post the build progress of it in this thread. It is the same year model and I'm pretty much done with the red one anyway.
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post #114 of 126 Old 03-28-2013, 07:14 PM
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2wd? Drift car.

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post #115 of 126 Old 04-11-2013, 12:23 PM
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Hey was happy to see the finish project with the mj, I recently purchased one myself. I am sort of new to it, and was wondering if you could tell me where you got all your parts for it. I looked at several webpages and they are good but wondering where you got yours. Thank you
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Hey was happy to see the finish project with the mj, I recently purchased one myself. I am sort of new to it, and was wondering if you could tell me where you got all your parts for it. I looked at several webpages and they are good but wondering where you got yours. Thank you
I didn't have to buy any parts actually. I had a wrecked Comanche and wrecked Cherokee that I stole parts from.
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Hey jake what kind of mileage are you getting from this? My dads in the market for a new DD and loves these.

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Hey jake what kind of mileage are you getting from this? My dads in the market for a new DD and loves these.

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Usually about 18 mpg city and 21 mpg highway when I had the 225 street tires on there. That is a conservative estimate, I recorded as high as 24 mpg highway. Lost a couple mpgs when I lifted it 2" and put the 30" STTs on there. Hoping it'll go back up a little once I get better gearing in it.
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Usually about 18 mpg city and 21 mpg highway when I had the 225 street tires on there. That is a conservative estimate, I recorded as high as 24 mpg highway. Lost a couple mpgs when I lifted it 2" and put the 30" STTs on there. Hoping it'll go back up a little once I get better gearing in it.
That's better than I thought it would get. I'll have to tell him.

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post #120 of 126 Old 05-31-2013, 03:46 PM
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