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    Cherokee & Grand Cherokee Owners

    Lets hear from you MJ, XJ, ZJ, WJ & WK folks about your projects, pics, mods and specs of your rigs. Wayalife has been gracious enough to give YOU! an area to post & show off your stuff. Sooooo lets use it!!!
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    What no love for the MJ?


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    MJ oh yeh!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisB View Post
    What no love for the MJ?


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    Hey we all love jeeps and i will edit and add MJ's And will be posting our 2013 6.4 JKU soon

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    The Manche

    I never did a build thread on the truck as the whole forum deal was new to me until about a year ago, but here is a short list of what has been done to the truck over the years. It is not the extreme crawler many of you have here but it has made easy work of the trails we have had it out on (Moab and locally). It has always been a daily driver until recently after acquiring a 08 JKUR.

    ENGINE
    - Rebuilt Renix 6 cylinder long block (not sure when it was rebuilt, previous owner did not know exact mileage, inspection and compression shows great shape, no oil leaks or oil consumption. Power steering pump has developed slow leak recently just haven't repaired/replaced yet.)
    - H.O. intake
    - H.O. throttle body and 60mm spacer
    - JBA header
    - Magna flow exhaust
    - Spectre cold air intake
    - IBS dual battery system with RBM (http://ibs-tech.ch/en/products/dual-battery-system.html)
    - Optima yellow top batteries
    - JKS motor mounts
    - New platinum plugs, wires, distributor cap and rotor
    - Electric cooling fans: wired to thermo plug and manual switch in dash

    DRIVETRAIN
    - AX 15 5spd
    - Hurst short shift
    - New clutch, slave/throwout bearing, pilot bearing.
    - Teralow 4:1
    - Slipyoke eliminator kit
    - Dana 30 front axle(outer C gussets), ARB locker, Cromoly axles, Superior axle tube seals, 4.56 gears
    - Dana 44 rear full floater, Detroit locker, Warn axle flanges, cromoly axles, 4.56 gears

    SUSPENSION
    - CBI Offroad radius arm long arm with Rustys coils
    - CBI 3/16 unit body weld-on bracing kit (steering gear box, and both left and right front frame bracing)
    - Rear springs custom arched and shackled for heavier loads
    - JKS adjustable coil over spacer up front
    - JKS sway quick discos
    - Currie Currectlync Heavy Duty Tie rod system steering components
    - Blistein 5150 front shocks
    - Rancho 9000 rear shocks
    - Currie steering gearbox brace

    ARMOR
    - CBI custom front bumper (powder coated black) with Ramsey REP 8.5e winch
    - Custom transfer case skids
    - Custom fuel tank skid
    - Custom rear spring skids
    - Custom rocker panel sliders
    - Custom rear bumper (powder coated black) with winch plate for future addition of rear winch
    - CBI swing out tire carrier,hilift jack, and fuel jug carrier, with fold down table.
    - Warn front and rear diff armor

    INTERIOR
    - Rock Hard full custom cage painted to match exterior
    - IBS dual battery monitoring display
    - Cobra 75 WX ST CB Radio
    - Panasonic head unit (Radio, CD, Aux, MP3 hookup)
    - 200 watt amp
    - Synrace hand throttle on gear shift
    - Tach mounted on steering column
    - Contour switches in dash for ARB compressor, locker, Drive lights, Fans, Aux.

    EXTERIOR
    - The bed was bobbed about 10 inches as this was a long bed originally.
    - Smittybilt fender flares
    - Hood vents
    - Hella 500 Driving lights
    - Mickey Thompson 15x8 wheels
    - Inner Air Locks internal bead locks (similar to the old Stuans) install with new tires.
    - BF Goodrich KM2 35" tires (1000 miles)
    - CBI Custom bed cage (new, have not powder coated incase more welding mods are needed in near future)
    - Custom canvas cover with roll up or zip out windows
    - Tuffy side bed box (aluminum)
    - Truck-tool-box aluminum drawer (48" x 24" x 10")
    - ARB 53 quart fridge/freezer
    - ARB fridge slider
    - ARB Simpson III roof top tent (modular mounting)
    REEEEElax and enjoy baby!

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    [QUOTE=uhporkchop;50862]I never did a build thread on the truck as the whole forum deal was new to me until about a year ago, but here is a short list of what has been done to the truck over the years. It is not the extreme crawler many of you have here but it has made easy work of the trails we have had it out on (Moab and locally). It has always been a daily driver until recently after acquiring a 08 JKUR.

    I still get a little weak in the knees every time I see photos of your Comanche. It may not be a serious crawler but it is set up right!
    Embrace the Recoil!

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    [QUOTE=Linebacker;50869]
    Quote Originally Posted by uhporkchop View Post
    I never did a build thread on the truck as the whole forum deal was new to me until about a year ago, but here is a short list of what has been done to the truck over the years. It is not the extreme crawler many of you have here but it has made easy work of the trails we have had it out on (Moab and locally). It has always been a daily driver until recently after acquiring a 08 JKUR.

    I still get a little weak in the knees every time I see photos of your Comanche. It may not be a serious crawler but it is set up right!
    Thanks Linebacker.....it has been a love/hate relationship as it took much time to finally get all the kinks worked out, but I guess that was Jeep for ya back then. We are new to the JK and so far it seems much more reliable right out of the box. However it will be a new adventure with our JK build in the future.....hopefully I will learn enough here to get it right the first time on the JK unlike the trial and error on the MJ in the past.

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    REEEEElax and enjoy baby!

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    [QUOTE=uhporkchop;50880]
    Quote Originally Posted by Linebacker View Post

    Thanks Linebacker.....it has been a love/hate relationship as it took much time to finally get all the kinks worked out, but I guess that was Jeep for ya back then. We are new to the JK and so far it seems much more reliable right out of the box. However it will be a new adventure with our JK build in the future.....hopefully I will learn enough here to get it right the first time on the JK unlike the trial and error on the MJ in the past.

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    Nice, I followed this on Commanche Club, My 1990 is still stock. Except for the Hanson bumpers. I really cant wait to toss all the vacuum lines off
    2012 JK8
    1958 FC170 (Jeep Forward Control)
    1953 M38A1

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    Jeep Comanche

    Nice rig, looks like it was built with care and thought. Great Job! and glad to see and read about it. Thank's
    Quote Originally Posted by uhporkchop View Post
    I never did a build thread on the truck as the whole forum deal was new to me until about a year ago, but here is a short list of what has been done to the truck over the years. It is not the extreme crawler many of you have here but it has made easy work of the trails we have had it out on (Moab and locally). It has always been a daily driver until recently after acquiring a 08 JKUR.

    ENGINE
    - Rebuilt Renix 6 cylinder long block (not sure when it was rebuilt, previous owner did not know exact mileage, inspection and compression shows great shape, no oil leaks or oil consumption. Power steering pump has developed slow leak recently just haven't repaired/replaced yet.)
    - H.O. intake
    - H.O. throttle body and 60mm spacer
    - JBA header
    - Magna flow exhaust
    - Spectre cold air intake
    - IBS dual battery system with RBM (http://ibs-tech.ch/en/products/dual-battery-system.html)
    - Optima yellow top batteries
    - JKS motor mounts
    - New platinum plugs, wires, distributor cap and rotor
    - Electric cooling fans: wired to thermo plug and manual switch in dash

    DRIVETRAIN
    - AX 15 5spd
    - Hurst short shift
    - New clutch, slave/throwout bearing, pilot bearing.
    - Teralow 4:1
    - Slipyoke eliminator kit
    - Dana 30 front axle(outer C gussets), ARB locker, Cromoly axles, Superior axle tube seals, 4.56 gears
    - Dana 44 rear full floater, Detroit locker, Warn axle flanges, cromoly axles, 4.56 gears

    SUSPENSION
    - CBI Offroad radius arm long arm with Rustys coils
    - CBI 3/16 unit body weld-on bracing kit (steering gear box, and both left and right front frame bracing)
    - Rear springs custom arched and shackled for heavier loads
    - JKS adjustable coil over spacer up front
    - JKS sway quick discos
    - Currie Currectlync Heavy Duty Tie rod system steering components
    - Blistein 5150 front shocks
    - Rancho 9000 rear shocks
    - Currie steering gearbox brace

    ARMOR
    - CBI custom front bumper (powder coated black) with Ramsey REP 8.5e winch
    - Custom transfer case skids
    - Custom fuel tank skid
    - Custom rear spring skids
    - Custom rocker panel sliders
    - Custom rear bumper (powder coated black) with winch plate for future addition of rear winch
    - CBI swing out tire carrier,hilift jack, and fuel jug carrier, with fold down table.
    - Warn front and rear diff armor

    INTERIOR
    - Rock Hard full custom cage painted to match exterior
    - IBS dual battery monitoring display
    - Cobra 75 WX ST CB Radio
    - Panasonic head unit (Radio, CD, Aux, MP3 hookup)
    - 200 watt amp
    - Synrace hand throttle on gear shift
    - Tach mounted on steering column
    - Contour switches in dash for ARB compressor, locker, Drive lights, Fans, Aux.

    EXTERIOR
    - The bed was bobbed about 10 inches as this was a long bed originally.
    - Smittybilt fender flares
    - Hood vents
    - Hella 500 Driving lights
    - Mickey Thompson 15x8 wheels
    - Inner Air Locks internal bead locks (similar to the old Stuans) install with new tires.
    - BF Goodrich KM2 35" tires (1000 miles)
    - CBI Custom bed cage (new, have not powder coated incase more welding mods are needed in near future)
    - Custom canvas cover with roll up or zip out windows
    - Tuffy side bed box (aluminum)
    - Truck-tool-box aluminum drawer (48" x 24" x 10")
    - ARB 53 quart fridge/freezer
    - ARB fridge slider
    - ARB Simpson III roof top tent (modular mounting)

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    That is one bad ass looking machine.
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