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Unread 11-25-2009, 01:04 PM   #166
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Actually many modern small pickup trucks and SUVs have that load sensing proportioning valve. The problem with the MJ's is that they have not been available since 1992 and the rebuild kits are long gone. 20 year old rubber parts just are not that reliable. It is much more simple to get a normal proportioning valve or use the factory MJ's 50/50 split with the load valve removed.

In theory, as the load increases in the bed more braking bias would be sent to the rear brakes. That IS the MJ's proportioning valve.

Nice work on the truck
Thanks, I've read your thread on your '92, nice job especially on the bedliner.

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Unread 11-25-2009, 01:17 PM   #167
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Thanks, I've read your thread on your '92, nice job especially on the bedliner.
Thanks. I am a bit slower than you are, but probably just as anal about the little things
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Unread 11-25-2009, 03:16 PM   #168
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Nice job can't wait to see the final product!
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Unread 11-27-2009, 10:42 PM   #169
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this comanche is awesome!! cant wait to see this bad boy finished
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Unread 11-29-2009, 07:30 PM   #170
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Still waiting for few parts I have on order, and still have a few more 12 hour days to work.... I did manage to finish the brakes and lines. Finished grinding down the last brake line and cleaned them both up...



Installed...



Still looking into the parking brake cables, but they can be installed after the diff is in place.

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Unread 11-29-2009, 07:40 PM   #171
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I don't know if this has been said before, but this Comanche will probably be in better condition then when it came off the line. Great work
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Unread 11-30-2009, 02:55 PM   #172
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Still waiting for few parts I have on order, and still have a few more 12 hour days to work.... I did manage to finish the brakes and lines. Finished grinding down the last brake line and cleaned them both up...



Installed...



Still looking into the parking brake cables, but they can be installed after the diff is in place.

So, so, clean.....man this thing looks good! Do you plan to take it off road at all?
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Unread 11-30-2009, 04:06 PM   #173
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i know i've already said this, but that thing is so amazingly clean and beautiful! great work i wish i had an MJ
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Unread 12-06-2009, 08:39 PM   #174
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After my 8 day stretch at work, I ended up with just two days off before heading back this morning. I did get the rest of my parts together for my rear diff. Even managed to find some e-brake cables at the Pull a Part. So far the biggest PITA has turned out to be the rear shackles. They really did not want to come out. Ready to install:



I narrowed my diff cover choices down to either Ruff Stuff Specialties or Riddler Manufacturing.



I got the Riddler. The cover came unfinished, so I painted it the same cast coat gray as the front and highlighted the logo:



I like the way it turned out:



With the exception of the parking brake cables, all done and waiting for a day off to install. Later this week I hope.

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Unread 12-06-2009, 09:10 PM   #175
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This Jeep is Sweet! You do good work
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Unread 12-06-2009, 09:38 PM   #176
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this comanche is awesome!! cant wait to see this bad boy finished
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Nice job can't wait to see the final product!
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I don't know if this has been said before, but this Comanche will probably be in better condition then when it came off the line. Great work
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i know i've already said this, but that thing is so amazingly clean and beautiful! great work i wish i had an MJ
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So, so, clean.....man this thing looks good! Do you plan to take it off road at all?
Thanks Lincoln. I'll have to let the new wear off it first.
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Unread 12-06-2009, 11:47 PM   #177
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Your brake line splitter on the rear axle looks to be on backwards.

I've been following this thread for a while, really clean work so far - keep it up!
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Unread 12-07-2009, 06:22 AM   #178
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nice, can't wait to see that axle underneith
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Unread 12-07-2009, 06:05 PM   #179
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Your brake line splitter on the rear axle looks to be on backwards.

I've been following this thread for a while, really clean work so far - keep it up!
Thanks. I thought that same thing a couple of times, but the splitter is turned the right way for an MJ.




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Unread 12-07-2009, 07:11 PM   #180
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Looks great man!

You'll love the zj disks. I just did them on mine, and it's way better.
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