Just brought home yet another Jeep
Well after a long time of wanting to be an owner of an MJ I finally bought one. It's an 88 short bed, i6 and 5spd, 129,000 on the clock.. It's going to be quite a project to get it on the road and road worthy for daily travel to work and back. Light to moderate wheeling. Have a YJ on 1 tons and 38.5's for the real fun stuff..
The plan for it so far:
Get it drivable, lift it(hybrid 6-7" lift), 35's, Cherokee front and rear axles(4.10gears), some sort of "back rack", build front and rear bumpers, winch up front. Frame stiffener for the cab and front section of the "frame" new lower control arm mounts, probably go with rufstuff for all that.
It's a Comanche.
Starts right up.
New tires(265 75 16R)
Brake components are all new(too bad I'm swapping the axles out)
No exhaust from the cat back.
Floors boards are non existent.
Frame is cracked on drivers side.
Rockers are gone but replaced with bondo.
High idle when started.
Hacked together front suspension(rear looks decent compared to the front).
Mismatched dash padding(red and grey).
This isn't my first jeep build and certainly won't be my last so I know what I'm getting myself into. I have a mildly built Cherokee on 33's (6.5" lift) as my daily driver and an on going YJ Buggy project...
I'm debating wether or not to keep the 16" rims(basically brand new soft 8's) or to sell them and get 15's.. Only because it seems like there is a better variety of tires for 15's.. I've only briefly looked at tires for the 16's.
Hope to hear back from you guys!