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Unread 06-20-2002, 10:43 PM   #1
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My ALL custom turbocharged commando! :)

Thought you guys might like this... its an all original 1973 Jeep Commando with the following list of modifications (not complete):
96 Grand Cherokee Engine
T04e turbo
Custom Manifold
Metal Headgasket
Apexi Boost guage
Apexi Tachometer
Apexi Exhaust Temp Guage
Autometer Air/Fuel ratio guage
Custom leather seats off of Honda Prelude
Custom lift
custom front bumper
9000lb Weld Winch
GReddy Type-S Blow off valve
Custom INDIGLO guages
CD player
Air Conditioning
K&N Air filter
Custom interior dash and door pattern (not shown in pics)
Diamond cut custom floor mats
APC fog lights
custom light grill
custom oil cooler
....and plenty more secrets!!!

enjoy!

..keep in mind it is UNFINISHED! its not even half way done.

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older picture

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TURBOCHARGED 96 Grand Cherokee inline 6 engine, T04e turbo/custom manifold, forged pistons, all custom work... :)
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Unread 06-20-2002, 11:32 PM   #2
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Sounds pretty snazzy. <img src="http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/cool6.gif" alt="" /> Is there much turbo lag? Never heard of anyone putting a turbo on the 4.0. What's with the Honda seats. They better be really comfy if you put them into a Jeep.
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Unread 06-21-2002, 12:16 AM   #3
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that looks like one bad *** Jeep.... awesome man!!!!!
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Unread 06-21-2002, 03:20 PM   #4
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Not much turbo lag, all proper work was done to add on the turbo, I did not just slap it on there. Forged pistons, Lowered compression, and did all other necessary work. The seats are from a honda because 1, they were the best looking I could get, 2, I was going to releather them anyway. Just because they are from a Honda doesn't mean I like Hondas. My daily driver car is a Toyota Supra.
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Unread 06-23-2002, 12:24 AM   #5
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How could you tell they were from a Honda, anyway? Did you remove a pic?

I like it! How are you finacing all of this? Wow!

A Supra?!?! Sweet! I'll take 2!
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Unread 06-24-2002, 09:28 AM   #6
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My dad runs a junk yard.... I bought the jeep for 100 dollars, had no floor, no interior, bad motor, just wheels and it rolled... I got the engine from the junk yard and rebuilt it completely with all supporting modifications for the turbo... I have been working on it for 4 years so far... started when I was 14
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Unread 06-25-2002, 03:12 PM   #7
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Nice mods, must have taken a lot of time. Is it just me or is there a lot more clearance for the front tires than there is with the rear?
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Unread 06-26-2002, 07:26 PM   #8
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The rear shocks had a leak on them when I took that picture, I have a whole different custom setup now, sits much better, like I said, will take more pics when I get a chance.
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