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Old 10-25-2017, 06:31 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I'm aware, but none of the Cherokee rear shit will work on it.
Yeah, but then he just needs some shocks and a Dakota brake hose and done. If he can't handle that then well, yeah, right, it is screwy. Got me there.
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:41 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Yeah, but then he just needs some shocks and a Dakota brake hose and done. If he can't handle that then well, yeah, right, it is screwy. Got me there.
Kinda what I figured. I believe the D44 in my XJ came from a CoMNCHE OF THE SAME ERA.
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Kinda what I figured. I believe the D44 in my XJ came from a CoMNCHE OF THE SAME ERA.
Unfortunately the XJ spring perches are on 42" centers and the MJ ones are 43.5". Otherwise you could literally bolt the XJ axle in and go SOA in the MJ.
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:50 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Leaf springs on an MJ are WAY longer than on an XJ as well. Shock mounts are different too.
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Leaf springs on an MJ are WAY longer than on an XJ as well. Shock mounts are different too.
Jesus. You use the stock MJ springs to go SOA and get 5-6" lift. Don't complicate this shit!

And while I don't recommend it you can use the factory shocks on the MJ spring plates. You're better off not and just throwing a new bracket on the axle and getting a shock 2" longer than factory. They're just regular eye ends on both, so you can pick up any cheap shit and it will work. I've got Bilsteins coming for mine because I'm sick of exploding Monroes, but they didn't do that bad all things considered.
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I'm sick of exploding Monroes
U too?

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Leaf springs on an MJ are WAY longer than on an XJ as well. Shock mounts are different too.
Whoopie. Buy some leaf springs, if need be. Not that big a deal.
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U too?

Yeah, but for $18 each I can't complain.

And you can just cut the XJ shock mounts off the XJ axle and move them so they work on a MJ. It's not rocket appliances.
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Whoopie. Buy some leaf springs, if need be. Not that big a deal.
MJ ones are hard to find/expensive. Just bastard pack them. It's like n00b tech at most.

There's a 2wd GM spring that also will fit for going SOA with less lift, or for lowering the shit out of it SUA.
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:28 PM   #60 (permalink)
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I have a pretty nice Comanche in my garage right now. Inherited it in June. It’s going to be my daughter’s first car.

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What? No Ford 8.8 with relocated spring mounts?
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:09 PM   #62 (permalink)
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A better deal. Converted 2WD


1988 jeep comanche 4x4 5 speed 4.0l - $4500




1988 Comanche 4.0l , 4x4 , Ax15 manual transmisson. Clean title.
5" lift with spring over rear suspension on brand new 32x11.50-15 mud tires
Body is really straight
Clear coat paint is bad but the jeep still looks decent.
Interior is clean with no tears or stains.
Long list of new parts including: battery, drivelines, Plugs, cap, wires, rotor, fuel filter, all new brake hoses, brake line, exhaust manifold gasket and donuts, air filter, clutch, slave cylinder, clutch master cylinder, engine oil, transmisson oil, differential oil, coolant, and transfer case oil, new radiator from a newer cherokee, heater hoses, upper and lower radiator hoses, belt, all new keys and door locks, ignition tumbler, mirrors, marker lights, radio, Azzys transfer case linkage, brand new tires and wheels 32x11.50-15 with 0 miles.
It's a great daily driver. It's never been wheeled. Has stock Dana 30 and Dana 35 axles with 3.55 gears.
It's been a fun little truck for me but I need something more practical for my large family and to pay off debt.
The only issues I know of are the bad clear coat, the interior lights are not working right now but I plan to get that fixed. And it's going to need tags.
The pictures are from when it was undergoing all the work. I will update pictures soon. It was originally a 2wd truck.

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/...354926228.html

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Old 10-25-2017, 09:05 PM   #64 (permalink)
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OH MANI used to love those trucks SOOOO much.
Back when around 10yrs old or so and these were still on the market, there was one here in town all done up 80's 4x4 show truck style, chrome light bar, KC HiLiTES, multiple shocks with flourescent shock boots on every corner, 33-12.50's etc.

I wanted a truck like that so bad, I used to draw pictures of my dream version and all that shit, then as a teen I had a chance to buy a pretty decent one and when I was test driving it I felt like someone had absolutely just shit on my preteen years then beat me with a newspaper while rubbing my face in the shit.
Probably the single "coolest" yet most disappointing vehicle I had ever driven.
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Old 10-26-2017, 06:48 AM   #65 (permalink)
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Jesus. You use the stock MJ springs to go SOA and get 5-6" lift. Don't complicate this shit!

And while I don't recommend it you can use the factory shocks on the MJ spring plates. You're better off not and just throwing a new bracket on the axle and getting a shock 2" longer than factory. They're just regular eye ends on both, so you can pick up any cheap shit and it will work. I've got Bilsteins coming for mine because I'm sick of exploding Monroes, but they didn't do that bad all things considered.
No shit, all I said originally was the rear of his cherokee kit wouldn't work and you went full retard on making it more compared lol

And I ran my Bilsteins on the stock plates without any issues.

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So it is listed on Baltimore Craigslist, located in new York. Guy is asking 22k, and accepts offers of 6k and 7k? Does this seem like a scam to anyone else?
X2. Looking at the map it does show Dundalk which is Baltimore MD so I don't know where the NYC came from in the ad. Definite scam. Baltimore is known for shady shit.
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