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CptVanGuard

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  1. I'm trying to find a female seat belt buckle for a 87 MJ with bench seats. I've seen sets online for all new belts and buckles, but I'd rather not spend that much. Anyone else know of any better solutions, or would it just be better to go to a junkyard?
  2. I honestly don't know. A friend of mine who does some rock crawling gave it to me a while back, it's got drum brakes on it. Unfortunately that's all I know about it. I was thinking of finding out what it came off of, cleaning it and servicing it, and just selling it. Doing a full 4x4 conversion is just too big of a project right now. I just really want to get the lift done and enjoy that for a bit. Maybe once I get a different daily, I may delve into more projects and conversion like that.
  3. Mine is a rear wheel drive. I have a Dana 44 front that someone gave me. I just haven’t done a full conversion.
  4. Alright man. That was honestly a lot cheaper than I thought. I’ll probably roll with that then. Thanks a lot.
  5. Ok, so if it’s really that much not worth it then, how much roughly would it cost to get an axle and get it fitted? If just seems so much more expensive to get an entirely different axle rather than regearing one? Especially considering I won’t be doing any serious off-roading.
  6. Even if I keep the Dana 35 and got it regeared, what ratio would be good for the 32 with a 4.5 lift?
  7. Good to know. I was pretty set on 32’s I think. Honestly, this thing is my daily, and won’t be seeing any crazy off-road. Mostly mild stuff. I’m definitely not looking for a crazy heavy duty off-roading kit. I just wanted something budget friendly that still maintained some drivability. That’s why I was looking at the rough county kit. Not horribly expensive, but not super capable, and I’m mostly ok with that I think. I don’t have an issue with regearing my diff, but I’ll probably take it somewhere and have it done professionally.
  8. Alright. If I get a Dana 44, will I need to regear it?
  9. I just talked to someone I know and he has 31s on his Cherokee and he told me he would have gone with the 4.5 lift, but he said something about having to get this yoke thing to put on the driveshaft so it wouldn't spin in an oval when the lift is on. You ever heard of something like that?
  10. I'll probably pay a pro to do at least this since I will need to get it done ASAP.
  11. Ok, so if it will be that bad, how hard is it to regear the diff? Is it a big project? This is my daily driver, so I want to keep downtime to an absolute minimum
  12. I wasn’t planning on regearing the axles. trimming maybe. I’m just curious what I could get away with with minimal down time and too much complications. If 32 will be good on this kit, then I’ll probably run with that. Will I need to do any regearing?
  13. I'm getting ready to install a lift kit and new tires on my 87 MJ. I'm looking at installing the rough country 4.5in lift (linked below), and was wondering if 33s would fit decently. I know it says 32s, but what is the play on it. Also was wondering if anyone has ran this kit and would recommend it or not, and if there are any other parts I would need that I don't know about. Any info helps. 4.5in kit: https://www.quadratec.com/p/rough-country/4.5in-suspension-lift-kit-jeep-comanche-mj-62630
  14. That's a shame. Thanks for letting me know.
  15. Its been a while since I heard about this, but I remember hearing about a large Comanche Meetup somewhere in the New England area. Now I'm assuming it's not going as planned due to the current state of the country, but I was curious when it was, and if there are any updated on it.
  16. I actually haven't thought about the valve cover or the intake manifold having leaks. I'll definitely make sure those are snugged up and make sure the seals are good. Thanks for the info.
  17. That is also a very good chance. I am doing the vacuum connector because the entire system has been a victim of redneck engineering. I am getting a new fuel filter as well and will get some good gas in it.Thanks for the info.
  18. I actually managed to find them on Amazon a little bit after I posted this. I had no idea it was two separate parts, and had been searching the wrong thing the whole time. They should arrive in a day or so. Thanks for the input.
  19. Its been a hot minute since I posted a question here. I replaced my fuel pump a few months ago, and after verifying that I have fuel pressure, I tried to get the truck running. It hadn't ran in a year or so, so I knew it would take a little persuading to get it going. After 15 minutes of playing with it, we got it running mostly fine, and I took it on a short test drive. When I tried to start it the next day, it didn't want to start easily, and when it did start, it idled very rough, would bog down, and just die out. It has been a few months since then and I haven't run it since. I am fairly confident that it is a vacuum issue. A previous owner seems to have bypassed the vacuum harness thing where all the vacuum lines run through, but it ran fine with that bypass. I just wanted to know if this is a fairly common issue, and if it was, how hard it was to find parts. Any info helps. Thanks.
  20. It’s already beyond that sadly. A fair amount of corrosion has worked its way in as well. I’ve already got the new relays and connectors ordered. I’m just going to use a fair amount of dielectric grease this time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. It’s electrical. Anything growing is bad. And I would say it’s more a swamp than a forest. It was weird feeling Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. It was pretty simple actually. It's just four five-pin relay connectors that are wired in to the harness. I just ordered them on Rock Auto and will be installing them when they arrive on Wednesday.
  23. This is the only pic I have at the moment. I found out that all I need to do is order 4 relay connectors. It was a lot easier then I thought.
  24. I will create a signature. It’s and 87 4.0. If it is a few relay connectors in a line, then this should be easy enough then. I’m just literally going on blind here. Never done anything like this before. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. Alrighty boys, this is a weird one. So I was troubleshooting my relays for my MJ, and I went to pull a relay out of the relay box in the engine compartment. As I went to pull it, I noticed that it was making a squishy noise. Once I pulled it out, there was a nasty, swampy, fungal mess growing on the underside of my relay, and inside my relay box. I ran out of daylight, so I wasn't able to get a pic, but it is bad enough to warrant a complete swap of the relay box. I can't seem to find it on Rock Auto. Does anyone know where I can look, how difficult this is going to be to swap, and if this is a common thing? I definitely know this is the reason I wasn't getting fuel to the engine. Thanks
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