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post #1 of 340 Old 09-22-2012, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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ajamison's backwoods comanche build

just traded my 1 ton yj this morning for my newest project...

its a '91 MJ that so far has been turning heads here around town. this is my 7th jeep that i've owned in the past 6 years. im a firm supporter of built not bought but let me tell ya what, after this many jeeps it doesnt make a difference. i know y'all are gonna bag on me for getting rid of the yj on 40's and with a dana 60/14bolt, full hydro, yada yada yada. but in all reality, it was more fun building that jeep than wheeling it. it took the challenge away from wheeling. the hassle of trailering to the offroad park, and not being able to drive my jeep on the street drove me to the decision of getting rid of it

with that being said, the plan for this build (is it really a build since its already built?) is to create an expedition jeep that is a drive anywhere do anything jeep, with the most important aspect being that i plan to drive the jeep to the trails (with occasional exceptions of it being a trailer queen).

I've got a firm building platform, 4.0L/5 speed, something like 5 inches of lift, fresh long arms, bumpers & armor, 4:1 teralow, and decent 33s.

anyways here is what i will be working with.. more details later. let me know what y'all think!!!





and incase y'all missed it, heres my old YJ on the trailer this morning before i headed up to make the trade...



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post #2 of 340 Old 09-22-2012, 03:53 PM
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NICE!!!! Looks great man. Time to build an exo-cage to protect that pretty body

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NICE!!!! Looks great man. Time to build an exo-cage to protect that pretty body
thanks! ya never know what i might do hahaha
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post #4 of 340 Old 09-23-2012, 05:42 AM Thread Starter
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check out the interior! its in perfect condition...



its got some fresh rustys long arms that have never seen the trails



has some go fast goodies haha it doesnt really make it go fast though



this is one of my favorites!



this is cool but its gonna have to go to make room for tools and camping stuff

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post #5 of 340 Old 09-23-2012, 06:05 AM
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Sweet! What rears are under it? I thought I spied a cad d 30 in the front and a arb switch in the cab...

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Sweet! What rears are under it? I thought I spied a cad d 30 in the front
It's got a 30 front and 44 rear. The 30 has 4.10s and the rear has some oddball 3.29 gear set in it. I have a 4.10 r&p for it, and 4.88s for the whole jeep. I think I'll probably just do 4.10 in the rear to keep highway drivability. It's got a bunch of arb stuff, pretty much everything but the lockers lol
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post #8 of 340 Old 09-23-2012, 06:34 PM
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Man, what a score..that thing is awesome. I agree with you, although their have been times I wish I would have trailer-ed...I really enjoy driving my Jeep on the street. Can't wait to see this thing unfold!
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well in a nutshell, here's what my next few weekends are going to consist of...

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Going with Aussies front and rear? That should make it interesting in the snow...

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im not worried, lockers do not hinder the jeep's capability in the snow, a drivers lack of experience hinders the jeep's capability in the snow
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Nice MJ man. Welcome to the club! I'd be swapping those leaf springs out for stock springs and put them over axle. You'll have about the same amount of lift, more flex and better ride. just my 2 cents. but yeah will be keeping a close eye on this one. Keep up the good work!

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im getting ready to regear the rear to 4.10 tomorrow. im a little nervous because its been almost 2 years since ive set up gears.. wish me luck!
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Chop chop! Haha and let's hit up raush before it gets to cold. Jordans been wanting to go and messaging me about it but I've been busy the last couple weekends

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Chop chop! Haha and let's hit up raush before it gets to cold. Jordans been wanting to go and messaging me about it but I've been busy the last couple weekends
its hunting season, there is nothing that gets between him and his tree stand this time of year hahah
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