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#1 Darren

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 03:22 AM

Well I've been hanging around here for over two years now and have never show you guys what i've been up to. So here we go,

My first rig was an 88 Pioneer with a 4-banger, 4-Speed, and and 4wd. I trashed it over 3 years and sold what was left of it. I had a slew of vechicles after that and realized the rig I liked the best was my old Comanche. So I started hunting Craigslist for the perfect Comanche and found what I was looking for in San Jose, California. 800 miles from me. Rented a car drove there, and drove the Comanche home.

Here's what I got an 87 Comanche Chief with the 4.0 BA-10 4x4 with a 44 Rear.
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I did a few small mods in the first few months but about 9 months ago I parked it and it underwent a major surgery.
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It now sports an AX-15, a Waggy 44 front, TnT longarms, OTK steering, 4.56 gears, Detroits front and rear, and fresh 35x12.50 X-terrains.

I drove it today for the first time in 9 months, I took it for a spin around the block. I had no rear shaft, so it was a Front wheel drive trip. It'll be getting an alignment in the near future, and I have a few other bugs to fix but she's getting close. I got a lot of help from this board, thanks guys.
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#2 xjcrazy09

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 08:06 AM

very nice! always nice to see fellow comanches on 35's :D
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#3 1999MJ

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 11:10 AM

Another Chief on 35's Verry Nice
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#4 TNT

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 01:30 PM

Nice ride. :cheers:



Post up some more pics like a side view. ;)

If you need to cut the fenders for the clearance needed to be able to turn from lock to lock when fully flexed let me know.
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#5 camo89

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 02:53 PM

looks sweet

there is a decent 4x shop in woodland wa over by safeway

ask for ron tell him the KID sent u
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#6 Darren

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 04:18 PM

that place is a block or two from my house. they are doing my alignment, as well as my rear shaft.
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#7 camo89

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 04:43 PM

sweet the old man there named ron is my dad
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#8 Darren

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 01:14 AM

where are you located at?
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#9 camo89

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 01:20 AM

I'm in or on the coast
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#10 offroader461

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:29 AM

LOOKS BADD A$$!!!

Hey when you swapped over the waggy44 what did you do about the brakes? Since the D44 has bigger brakes up front..I'm planning a waggy44/explorer 8.8 swap on my XJ here soon
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#11 Darren

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:55 AM

brakes line right up. i bought new calipers though. super cheap.
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#12 georgiaboy27

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:44 AM

great job....really nice.
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#13 Darren

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 02:10 PM

sweet the old man there named ron is my dad


drove it to the shop yesterday for the "final" touches, and ron was the one who took my keys i also bs'ed with him for a little while. pretty cool guy, lives four wheel drives it sounds like.

I can't wait to get it back with an alignment and a rear shaft. damn i'm excited
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#14 500 MJ

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 02:22 PM

That Truck Looks Great!

But your grille is upside down
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#15 Darren

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 07:03 PM

Upside down is the way to go! I think it looks better like that, looks meaner
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#16 Darren

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 06:20 PM

Got my rig back today. I'll post up pics of my new driveshaft and swar bar links later today or tomorrow. It needs shocks and tabs then I'm ready to go! I'm so close!
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#17 Darren

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 08:56 PM

Here we are.
My shortened rear shaft.
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My Disconnects.
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And a nice poser shot.
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I've got a bunch more if anyone wants to see anything let me know.
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#18 LEAD_NOT_FOLLOW

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 09:08 PM

Did you use the RE kit to put the D44 up front or did you use something else???

#19 camo89

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:17 PM

sweet looking rig

YES RON LIVES TO WHEEL

its his life has been for about 18 years or so
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#20 Darren

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:19 AM

yes it is the RE bracket kit. works out great except for the breather on the top of the axle is very hard to get to with the truss right on top.
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