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Everything posted by Dzimm

  1. Are you talking about those popup things you stick in the windshield when it's hot? I think you can get those in a two piece design and overlap them in the middle.
  2. The 97+ visors had a safety label, never seen one on a 96- though.
  3. I think you'll be opening it back up unfortunately.
  4. Since you are using it as a basic off-road capable rig and are wanting to cut the fenders fit the 35s I'd recommend keeping it simple with a 4.5" kit from Rusty's or similar that comes complete with everything. That way you get a pallet of parts and can just start bolting them on. Since you are replacing the axle it's not really anymore work on the axle for spring over since you have to weld on new spring pads to match the MJ regardless if you go SOA or SUA. With SOA you would reuse your leaf springs but need the lift parts for the front to match. Usually this route is a bit o
  5. PMd. If there's more you'd like, just let me know! I only know of the standard flat replacements, I haven't seen any other type but haven't looked too hard.
  6. These are finally available and can be found at the link below.
  7. This is a pair of 3D printed side mirror mounts for the breakaway style mirrors found on the 84-96 Jeep Cherokee XJ and the 86-92 Jeep Comanche MJ. This replaces the always broken and faded plastic mounts. This is both the driver and passenger side so one order will do one vehicle. INSTALLATION - You can either take the entire mirror off the vehicle to work on the bench (three big screws on the inside of the door) or do it with the mirror still mounted to the vehicle. If you are working alone it may be easier to do still being attach
  8. Definitely something big. Looks like the Kind visor may be salvageable as well.
  9. I will definitely be selling them. Keep an eye on the Vendors section this weekend, you should see the thread pop up. I delayed posting the thread a few days because I've been extremely busy this week.
  10. You weren't kidding that bumper is destroyed. It's not a factory one though, not sure if that was custom built or where it came from. You might get a Cherokee one to work but it's a completely different mounting setup so you'd have to fabricate mounts for it. There is an aftermarket step bumper made by FEY that has Comanche specific mounting brackets. Not sure if it would be available at any retailers there but can be bought many places online. The FEY bumper part numbers are 63000 for black bumper, 73000 for chrome bumper, and 97900 for the Comanche mounting brackets. You may
  11. Yeah they fit the hole just fine. You have to use the latch from a 97+ on the b-pillar. Many different ways people have done it such as elongate the hole so it lines up or cutting that area out and welding it in. Lots of trial and error adjusting it to get it to latch properly but not a hard job. Everything else about the door is entirely different though so don't expect to swap door panels and such. Someone took the guts from a 97+ door and put it into a 96- door so it could use the large window. Looked like a lot of work but was doable.
  12. In that case I'd recommend just a basic kit, nothing too fancy. Looks like the Rough Country one you posted is just springs and shocks, the Rusty's comes with springs as well as the u-bolts and rear brake line relocation bracket which is nice. You'll want to make sure your brake lines are lone enough by either relocation brackets or longer hoses. At 3" up front you can move the brake fitting mount lower on the frame to extend them. Your sway bar links will be too short so you'll want either longer links or drop brackets. The stock lower control arms are also on the edge of ac
  13. A lot of people are going to tell you to avoid Rusty's and Rough Country, I've run both and they are just fine. It depends on what you want to do with your truck, if you will be offroading a lot and always want the best and most comfortable ride possible then you may want to find a better kit that's going to be more expensive. If you just want it lifted and are fine with riding like a 30 year old truck then any kit will do. The biggest thing to look for in the kits are that it comes with all the parts you need and want. 3" kits usually don't have the option for a full leaf pack
  14. These will be in PETG. The materials that make up PETG are UV resistant so it doesn't get brittle due to exposure to sunlight like ABS does and should keep it's color for quite a long time.
  15. My 95 is a sport and doesn't have the breakaways, I suppose it's always possible they were replaced at one point but I have no way to know for sure. But if we can confirm those were still there in 96 that's good enough for me thanks!
  16. Does anyone know what year the side mirrors got updated to no longer have the plastic retainer piece that is always broken? I know it was still around in 92 and gone by 95 but not sure what year exactly. I made replacements so we can repair these mirrors and want to be sure I get the years correct in the sale post.
  17. In central IA it's around $2.89 for 87. Everything else is between that and $3. In the cities is about $0.10 higher.
  18. I know the newer ones require it to be fully removed to open it up. I'm sure the old one will be the same way unfortunately. It sits somewhat recessed into the firewall so it would be impossible to get to any screws that may be on the backside of the box. When I flushed my clogged core I had to shove my garden hose into a rubber hose and duct tape the seam up so no water could leak, then cranked the hose wide open. Required the full force of the hose before the clog came out. Make sure to flush it backwards first then forwards. May need to give that a try before tearing into i
  19. Don't take the spring pack thickness into the equation as it isn't changing location. Your lift amount will be the axle tube and pad height. This of course assumes you are using all the same parts so it may vary a bit using new springs and new pads but will get you a pretty close estimate. As far as shock mounts, best solution would probably be to weld new mounts to the axle in roughly the same location the spring plates originally were, I have seen people use the shock mounts on the spring plate that gets flipped upside down and put on top of the axle but I'm not sure how that a
  20. Dzimm

    New "SJ"

    It's exactly what I anticipated it would be. Modern Jeep styling in a Suburban package. I would love to see a faithful remake of the originals but it just won't happen these days. I don't have a need for an SUV that large, personally needing that much space and seating, a van makes more sense. If I had the money and the need I'd drive one, I kind of like the woodgrain interior option which is weird because I typically thing wood grain is ugly in cars.
  21. One other thing to consider I forgot to mention is the depth of the dash. Just going from the 96- to 97+ dash eats up a ton of leg room and pushes the steering wheel closer to the driver a tiny bit. I have absolutely no idea what the WJ dash would do so be sure to test you'd actually have room to safely sit in the cab before committing to it.
  22. I'm sure it's possible to do but it would likely require a ton of fab work. The reason 97+ swaps are common is because the firewall and a-pillars are identical between the XJ and MJ. A WJ or any other dash is unlikely to fit very well but really there is only one way to find out for sure.
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