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  1. Funny you should ask about the paint. So when I dropped it off with my painter, I gave him a factory paint code for "Khaki Beige" from an 04' Rubicon. When he went to have the paint mixed they couldn't match the paint code to his brand of paint, so he had them mix up a custom color that they thought was a close match (without telling me first :fs1:). I had no idea until I went to pick up the jeep and saw that it was a lot more gray than khaki. Yes I was pretty upset at first, but for the price I paid and the quality of paint job (base coat clear coat) I couldn't be to mad and the color does look nice on the truck just not what I was expecting. So sorry, I don't know what to call the color. :hmm: It's mostly gray with just a small hint of pewter or beige when the sunlight hits it.
  2. So water/meth is by no means needed or required to run the kit. But for the cost of running blue windshield washer fluid (aka water/meth) and the added benefits of cooler intake temps, it gives me the ability to run a little more boost for power without sacrificing reliability. As far a HP gains, rule of thumb is around 10hp per pound of boost. Being that I am at sea level I am aiming for around 8 psi which would be around 80hp (flywheel HP) gain. But when I dyno tune it, my goal is really going to be for the best low rpm torque curve. I really don't care what the dyno says my HP is I'm just dreaming of diesel torque without the added 800lbs of under hood iron :crossfingers:. Currently it's my daily driver, and while the 5.13 gears get the 37's moving quite well I would like that little extra bit of ooomfff to go with it. Guess I will find out in a few months. Just have to finish collecting parts and finish up a few house projects before diving back into the MJ again. :driving:
  3. Side note... Just collecting the last few bits and pieces for my supercharger install. Currently I have the sprintex kit, AEM fic8, and some Ford 34lb injectors. Just need to pic up a F&B 68mm throttle body, wideband 02 sensor, and maybe a water/meth injection kit. Then I can start the install hopefully around late Jan or early Feb. Would like to dyno tune it by the end of February but no promises.
  4. So the axles are still full width uncut from a 1979 F250 donor and I went with the H2 wheels because #1 they will clear the big factory dual pot front calipers, #2 there are more tire sizes available for 17" wheels, and #3 the offset keeps them in far enough so that I didn't have to cut them down. Lots of trails in Washington limit you to around 80" to 85" of width. From tire sidewall bulge to sidewall bulge, my front axle is 77.75" wide and the rear is 77". That's with 37" 12.50 tires. Wish I had all my pics from when I built them but they were on my phone that was stolen when my house was burglarized :fs1:. As you can see from the pic they sit quite nice with the bushwacker flares. I don't get hassled by the fuzz and I can run 70 mph down the freeway without flinging to much road debris. As for the high steer kit (purchased from Ballistic Fabrication). It clears without hitting anything but only has about a credit card width between the tie rod ends and rim. Lastly to anyone critiquing my under carriage. Sorry for the surface rust and ripped tie rod boots. I do take care of my jeep quite well but its been almost a year since I have touched up the paint under there and I will be giving it a good cleaning when I find time to install my currie antirock swaybar. :wrench:
  5. Thanks for the compliments. And Ronbo, first off congrats on the excellent MJ find (nice score), as for the front bumper, I bought it off Jason when he built his new one so I'm not sure of the brand but I will ask. I did however add the fashionably nice hoop to it. :wrench: Also would like to do some wheeling with you. I met Willie a few months back when i went on a ride along with Jason and him out past Cle Elum. We will all have to do a trip, 4 manches on the trail could be cool. :cheers:
  6. How it looked in the early days with just a lift and 33's This last summer. Mine is the one on the left with H2 wheels. The one on the right you might know as H3RESQ
  7. Well its been a long time coming. I've been meaning to post a build on here but always spend my time reading instead of posting. Anyway, my title refers to the fact that most of the time when I want something for my jeep I just break out the old credit card but this time I used the credit for some "Charge... er" power. So I will try to post pics and specs as I put my new sprintex supercharger on. A quickish back story on my jeep. I purchased it a little over 7 years ago as a 1989 2wd Comanche pioneer for $100. No rust and ran great and somewhere around 180k if I remember. Since then it has gone through many incarnations. First with a 4wd swap and 33's, then lockers Dana 44 rear and 35's, and now it sits on Ford 3/4 ton axles with 37's. I did the xj swap about 6 years ago with a 2000 Cherokee that had been rolled. Bought it on eBay for $600 and it only had 98k on the body and only 42k on motor. Came with all documents since new because it was a company rig. Anyway, my MJ is a endless project and I hope to share some future mods with you as I continue to make progress. BUILD SHEET: 2000 xj swap with HO 4.0 AW4 auto trans and 232 case Custom built 3 link suspension with 2" .250 wall DOM tubing Skyjacker 6" coils with ACOS spacers Rear spring over Bilstein remote res shocks HP Dana 44 front with Eaton selectable e-locker Dana 60 rear bored out to accept 35 spline chromoly shafts & Eaton e-locker 1.5" DOM high steer kit with 1 ton tie rod ends Warn winch & a bunch of other little bits Thanks for checking it out and I will try and get some pics up soon. New and old if I can find them.
  8. Hey, I am not making you spend any thing at all! :P The truck is on hiatus until January. The LJ is in the garage getting a minor engine overhaul that I should be finishing up this week. After that I have to save for a holiday trip to visit the parents. :fs1: :fs1: I second your anger! I have been lusting after one of those sprintex superchargers for 3 years now and its always been one of those "I will get to it eventually" items. Now you have to go and post that they are discontinuing them... Damn you. So I called R&R Offroad and there were only 3 kits left so I had no choice. Now there are only 2 kits left. I guess the family is getting socks for x-mas. That's on your head now. :thwak: P.S. Happy Boosting :cheers:
  9. If your wanting to keep your spare tire under the truck just keep the factory comanche tank and pump. Go get a fuel filter that has an internal pressure regulator (mine is from a 05 Volkswagen part #6Q0 201 051J and has a return to tank nipple) and put it in place of your stock fuel filter. Then connect your cherokee harness to the comanche pump and guage. I've been driving on mine for 7 years with that set up, only downside is when I have a full tank of gas my gauge reads half and as I use up gas the gauge go's to full. But easy enough to know to fill the tank when it's on full. I'm sure the guage sender from the cherokee could be spliced in but I've been to lazy to get back in there and try. Good luck with the swap.
  10. Hey guys thanks for the complements and screen name is set89. I've been building this comanche for about 7 years now but I'm to lazy to make a build thread. I don't want to jack Jasons thread here but I will try to be diligent about taking some build pics as he and I make the sliders and rear bumper for my MJ. I will attempt to start my own thread as well that will have some pics and my specs. Thanks and happy wheeling. BTW any sugestions on a build name??? Perhaps "H3RESQ's Lover" LOL but probably not.
  11. Olympia auto mall June 23rd & 24th. looks to be a bit of fun. Rock garden, RTI ramp, Teeter/totter, and Jeep show. Hope to see some of you there. OLYMPIA JEEP & NW 4- WHEEL DRIVE ASSOCIATION Presents the BenefIting: Crawl to Cure Cancer; American Red Cross & Washington State Humane Society June 23rd & 24th 10 am - 6 pm In the Olympia Auto Mall 2220 Carriage St. SW Olympia, WA 98502 360-352-8558 HELPING YOUR COMMUNITY HAVE FUN... AND BENEFITING THEM TOO! Great Food & Beverages, Vendor Displays, Discount, Raffles & Freebees l Jeep Show l Rock Crawl l RTI Ramp l Teeter/Totter l VendorsAuto FX Car Toys Classic Soft Trim dsi 4 Wheel Parts American Family Insurance Les Schwab Mopar Parts & Service Live Radio Simulcast Thanks To:Howard’s Construction & Excavating & Kennedy Creek Quarry For Rock Supply 1st ANNUAL “JEEP JAM” Wheeling In the City
  12. Well it's over a month away, but thought I'd post it anyway. Just curious if any other manche owners were going to make it. Hopefully I'll have my axles in by then. Looks like fun. Burgers & Jeeps :drool: Info: April 15th at Trilpe XXX Rootbeer Drive-In 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Issaquah Wa 10am-3pm http://www.triplexrootbeer.com
  13. Well here is a link of someone who braved the 5.2 swap. http://www.mallcrawlin.com/forum/showth ... J+comanche It would be nice to see a few more v8 mopar powered xj/mj's out there. good luck :wrench:
  14. :fs2: OH sure go out and have fun without me. Ya guys couldn't wait for me huh. :( Well if you can't even text me jason then thats the last time I'll accompany you to see that "Twilight" movie.
  15. Go Kate Glad to see your teaching Jason a few things
  16. SURE... Thank the guy that helped you with your t-case but no mention of thanks to the guy that did your tranny cooler and pan gasket (While Hung Over) :fs1: I guess I'll let it slide this time :cheers:
  17. Cody, it was good to meet you and I look forward to some wheeling trips with you in the future. Also, great pics. As for Jason... I just wanted to to share that bad @$$ leg tattoo of yours with all the other CC members."FLAME ON" :D
  18. Nice axle. Just picked up my HP44 last week to :wrench: . Still needs lots of work though. Are you buying brackets or making them?
  19. The jeep Gods have answered my prayers :bowdown: Now... where did I put that winning lottery ticket??? The 2013 Gladiator will most likely be a cross between the 2005 concept and the Nukizer M715. It will be powered by the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, 280 horsepower (209 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. (353 Nm) of torque at 4,800 rpm, that sits under the hood of the 2011 Grand Cherokee, and will power all Jeep Wrangler in 2012. The bed will be shortened to 5ft too add two more feet to the passenger compartment, but will use a tailgate extender (like the Ford Explorer Sport) to accommodate larger objects. Like the current Wrangler the new Jeep truck will be built in Toledo and will sit atop a front Dana 30 and rear Dana 44 axles, and be mated with a new Fiat transmission. The word is the Jeep is consider using the Gladiator name or reviving the Scrambler moniker.
  20. Hey, looky looky... Sources Say: Jeep Pickup Truck Coming for 2012 A version of a Jeep pickup shown to Chrysler dealers during a recent dealers meeting in Orlando, Fla., has been greenlit for production, according to PickupTrucks.com sources. On Tuesday, Jeep CEO Mike Manley reportedly showed dealers a pickup truck that’s said to closely resemble the well-received Jeep Gladiator concept from 2005. Industry sources have told us that production of the Jeep pickup is expected to start in the third quarter of 2011, with the pickup badged as a 2012 model. It’s said to be based on the four-door Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited platform but with a two-door regular cab configuration with extra space behind the front seats for storage. Jeep hasn't offered a pickup for sale to consumers in North America since the 1992 Jeep Comanche ended production. Manley told PickupTrucks.com in June that he was interested in small pickup trucks because of their popularity worldwide. Todd Goyer, head of Jeep brand communication and product planning, said the company had no comment about the news of a Jeep pickup. HOPE ITS TRUE!!!! :banana:
  21. Looks like fun. I think I might make it. :banana:
  22. Ahhh. I think I got it :idea: [/img][/img][/img]
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