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  1. Dusty_Jeeper_60

    Diesel Cherokee Wagoneer Holy Grail?

    So to cut a long story short I have a old buddy that is a hard core jeep nut who owns some really old and rare jeeps, and it seems like every time I talk to him he has something rarer yet just hiding in one of his many storage lots (he's got a lot of stuff). So after buying my 87 comanche he mentions a diesel Cherokee that he was meaning to pull the drivetrain out of and put in his own comanche at some point, but since he got older he realized he won't get to all of his projects so he has been slowly selling his jeeps and he sold the comanche a year ago, yet still has the diesel Cherokee and was wondering if I would buy it. However I wasn't super excited about it as I have heard that the Renault diesels that jeep sold from the factory weren't the most powerful and I really liked my 4.0. But he talked me into at least looking at it so the sucker I am went out to look at and boy am I glad I did!!! It turned out not only to be a diesel Cherokee, but a diesel Cherokee Woody Wagoneer, that had a factory turbo, and every single option known to man on it, select trac, roof console, A/C, factory AMC mudflaps, floor mats, the works. It even had the original owners manual specific for the diesel, and all the original maintenance records! Its white with the wood paneling, and the grille is the later wagoneer grill without the dual headlights, but rather the thin slats, I've attached a video of it running. So now for my questions, how rare is diesel Cherokee woody wagoneer? I know they didn't make many wagoneers, and I know that they didn't make many diesels, so if any one has any production numbers or someone I could get in contact with to get answers from I would appreciate it! And yes I bought it, I know I'm a sucker, but I've never heard of one or seen one this rarely optioned and this clean... And no I will not gut it for the drivetrain, but I'm stuck on whether I should just clean and polish it and throw it at an auction to make a quick buck. Or should I give it a 2 inch lift, throw on some wheels and tires from a 2019 rubicon wrangler, and maybe throw a nice dark metallic gray vinyl wrap over the wood grain and make it into a bearable two tone modern looking 4x4 mall queen. Give me your thoughts, I'm pretty open to ideas at the moment... It also depends on how rare this bird is and what it might bring at a auction all spiffed up and looking factory stock. And if your wondering, I'm most definitely not going to hack this and make it into a capable 4x4, I think a mall cruiser that looks like it might be capable, (but not really) is what I'm after if I do modify it.
  2. So I have wanted a Comanche for years now and I after getting married, getting a house, etc we finally got to a point that we had some money to buy one. However since my dream of getting a Comanche I got a wife and two dogs so that doesnt really work for a single cab truck as a camping/light wheeling rig. So I found this beaut. 500 Bucks guy bought it parked it in the back yard and went to replace the heater core and it wouldnt crank and no spark. So we drove through a snow storm to go look at it get there it isnt in awful shape for 500 bucks. I had assumed the NSS was the problem but wasnt sure. Talked with the guy he hands me the keys I hop in wiggle it in neutral and it rolls over and starts and ran beautifully. Thankfully the guy stuck by his word and still sold it to me for 500 bucks and I drove it on the dolly pulled the rear drive shaft and away we went. So its currently sitting at my parents house since it was close to them and my dad has a car lift in the barn seems like a good place to start. More to come in a few weeks when the boxes of parts get delivered and I have time to go back. So $500 running driving 150k mile loaded XJ project is a go.
  3. So first, lemme preface this by saying that i have always wanted to build a 97+ converted MJ, in fact i have spent a few years researching the swap and i finally had things lined up to do the swap, including 2001 XJ and an 89 MJ... But life happened and i had to relocated from Florida to Kansas. I had spent several months using a website the searches all of craigslist looking for something interesting to pick up when i came across this. It was 1,000 miles away in New Mexico, made the 26 hour drive in 30. A built Comanche that had been converted to the 99 XJ drivetrain with a 2001 XJ Limited interior. Literally my dream swap. I believe that the 99' is is the best year of the 4.0. So these are the specs the day i bought her: ****Motor**** - Freshly rebuilt 99 4.0 bore over .30 - Bored throttle body - High Volume Melling oil pump - Eddlebrock duel outlet header - High flow intake manifold - Brown Dog motor mounts - IranMan4x4 Brackets ****Drivetrain**** -AX15 5 speed with a new clutch - Np231 transfer case with Chevy HD widechain and gears - 6 pinion planetary ****Suspension**** - 6.5 inch lift - SOA in rear - Spartan lockers - 3.55 gears - 29 spline shafts - Terra Flex high steer - Rubicon Express lower arms - Adjustable Rough Country upper arms - Rubicon Express double sheer track bar - BDS Shocks ****Exterior**** - Loans Metal Products front bumper - Warn 9.5ti winch - 4 LED Pod lights - Bushwacker fender flares ****Interior**** - Interior from a 1999 XJ limited - Heated leather power adjustable seats from a 2001 XJ - Wood grain interior - Correct two window switch installed Some pictures from the day i bought her: Things I have done since having her: - Fox 2.0 shocks up front - Fox 2.0 Steering stabilizer - Rebuilt the winch by replacing the solenoids and cleaning and re-greasing the gears - Reqired the LED lights so they are not a fire hazard and work with the factory fog light switch - Installed a WJ Overland wooden steering wheel with radio controls - Installed IronMan4x4 steering box brace with sector shaft support - IronMan4x4 Steering box bracket / spacer - Rough Country Floor mats - Spooled up some synthetic winch line Here are some pictures of what i have done since having her: And this is what I am currently in the process of doing (I have the parts ready to install): - Installing my OR-Fab bumper and warn M8000-S winch with Rigid LED lights installed on the bumper (from my old 99 XJ) - Creating a new headboard with overhead speakers and the full length XJ limited overhead console - Installing the stock XJ Limited tweeters - Getting the steering wheel radio controls to work with a WJ clock spring Some of my long term plans: - Rear mounted winch - X-Max fender flares - Two tone gloss black and Rhino Line matte black - 4 link suspension - 4.7 stroker - Dana 44 front and rear - Creating a logic board to make my steering wheel radio controls be able to select between front or rear winch, then be able to winch out and in Thank you very much for viewing!! I hope it was worth your time and id love to hear some thoughts and ideas!
  4. DirtyComanche

    The LBP XJ

    Photobucket ruined all versions of this build on the internet, and people have asked on other forums if I had the old pictures. I do, but it's a lot to sort though, so I've basically decided to post the build over from the beginning, just much more condensed than it was originally. I am going to upload everything to Imgur, so hopefully they don't pull a Photobucket at some point, but we could cross that bridge when the time comes. Since I was doing that anyways I figured I'd throw it in here, as it really takes no added effort and some of it is applicable to the MJ platform. The day I bought it: I had actually thought it was an SJ Cherokee based on the terrible ad and the owner's lack of helpfulness. Turns out it was an XJ, but for $100 I couldn't say no. It didn't run, but as it turned out it was just the ground cable off the battery. I should have sold it right there, pocketed the couple hundred in profit I could have made, and moved on. But nooooooooo. It honestly was terrible. Rust, disgusting interior, hack repairs... The piece of aluminum instead of a back window was a nice touch. Disgusting. Steering column was all torn up because of a NSS issue and really bad troubleshooting. Yeah.
  5. I have a AW4 and NP 231 out of a 1995 Cherokee. Had 188,xxx when pulled, everything worked including 4x4. Included in sale is the torque converter, ring gear, inspection plate, hardware, and electronics. Its taking up space on the garage floor, so selling cheap. $175 takes it! Located in Ocean Gate NJ, 08721 here's the craigslist ad with pictures and more info https://cnj.craigslist.org/pts/5885512332.html Call/text 732-55(one)-197(one). If no answer please leave voicemail Also parting out the rest of the cherokee this trans is from, so let me know if you need anything
  6. Fire4755

    Eugene

    Hey so its been a while since Ive posted on here but I got rid of my TJ about 2 months ago to free up some funds and a month later got an XJ. Its a '95 Country with the 4.0 Auto and the girlfriend has named him Eugene. Well here's the day I picked it up. and this is the interior It had but this isn't my picture. Since I got it I have had a good bit of work on my hands. I went to OBX beginning of the month and knew I wanted to bring it so I had to beat the clock. With that in mind I had the Jeep Shop throw a 3" Skyjacker lift on for me to save time, not to mention I couldn't really do it at my townhouse easily, and then I got to work on my days off. I mounted 31" Extreme Countries, new front pads, rotors, and a caliper, new exhaust manifold (which I now have to redo because the gasket it came with leaks now), Tow hitch, trim off the front lip, add cup holders and prolly some little stuff I forget. While we were down there the hurricane hit and I ended up being the only one in my family who could leave the house. I had it up to the doors in water..... Now that Ive been back I took off the roof lights and mounted a light bar, had the interior hydro dipped, and fixed the wiring for the cargo light. Hopefully within the next couple weeks I'm going to be adding a lund visor, front D rings mounts, and extending the roof rack with some rear lights. Also have to do front axle seals so I'm gonna throw an aussie locker in while its apart. Couple other plans for the winter is new floorboards up front, frame stiffeners, mount a rotopak where the stock spare was, Sway bar disconnects and YJ brake lines, and eventually an 8.25 with an LSD. Basically the plan for this jeep is be an awesome DD that can handle the roughest winter or dirt road I can find. I will be wheeling it but its not going to be a hardcore crawler by any means.
  7. Hi guys! I'm from over in Buffalo NY in the rust belt. Out there Comanches seem hard to find, especially without rust. Those without rust seem to sell for a fortune. Right now I have a 1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport (4.0L w/ Auto, 4wd), Forest Green. It's in good shape, no rust out and still has the factory undercoating! I've only had it a year and drove it around last winter. Took it on a ski trip to Lake Placid and man is it fun to drive in the snow. Has around 140,000 miles. I'm out in the Bay Area in California for an internship until December and I'm thinking about buying a Comanche out here and driving it the 3,000 miles back to Buffalo. Then I'd probably sell my Cherokee... I have too many cars already. (If it interests you, I have a 1973 MGB GT that I just restored, a 1980 MGB Convertible that needs restoring, and a 1973 GMC Motorhome my grandfather bought new, needs some TLC). If they still sold them new I know how I'd fill out the option sheet. I'd love to get a diesel but I hear those are super rare. So I'd probably settle for a 4.0L or maybe one of the 4-cyl options (what do you guys recommend?). I want a 4/5-speed manual and it absolutely needs 4-wheel drive (Buffalo winters :eek: ). I'd prefer a short bed for MPG. The long bed would make more sense and if it doesn't hurt MPG too much. Not much of a concern. If I could find one with a bed cap then I could throw my mattress in the back and sleep there ;) Let me know your thoughts on swapping my Cherokee for a Comanche, good options or problems to look for, and buying on the west coast vs. the east coast, and driving it across the country! For your trouble, here's some pictures of my other vehicles:
  8. Would a Xj rocker fit a Mj? i know some alterations will have to be done but will they look the same? I will probably go to the pick a part or a JY and cut one out of a Xj. Any suggestions ideas on how to make this easier? Its rusted out along the full length on one of my Mjs and i have a rust hole on the other as well!! :fs1: I don't wanna take a pic my DD Mjs rust spot. I'm still in denial even though its now a fifty cent piece sized hole!!! :wall:
  9. So for about 3 months now Ive had a ford 8.8 ready to swap in including a new 5.5 inch lift. :doh:I have everything to do the lift and swap and i know how to do it, but i haven't yet because its different gearing then my dana 30 upfront right now and i need a drivable car and 4wd here in the upcoming colder months. But now that i have this 1995 4wd cherokee with a non CAD dana 30, I'm going to pull it out and have it re geared and put that in my comanche. I'm not going to build it up yet because i don't have the money because i started school and can't work as much, but i just want to replace what i should and get the parts to re-gear it. I'm just wondering what i need to buy for a re gearing? thanks. Id like to get the parts so that i can do this ford 8.8 swap, new 5.5 alexia lift and then this dana 30 all in one weekend. BTW I'm not doing it myself, but i just want to have all the parts ready to bring to the shop. also, the shop in town here is cool with bringing in your own parts. . :MJ 1: . (me after swap)
  10. I'm know sometime, somewhere, that this has been discussed. But, in a quick search on here did not find much of anything. Anyways, I know lots have said that Bosch is not what it used to be, and can have it's issues. Many say NTK is good, especially for Renix. That said, I found a couple of options on amazon. I will also check and see what I can get at work. I found an AC Delco and an NTK. price difference about $10. IF the NTK is the best bet I have no issue sending that extra $. Hoping that there will be some educated responses and feedback. Thank you for looking. ACD 213-1299 http://smile.amazon.com/ACDelco-213-1299-Professional-Heated-Oxygen/dp/B000C9L3ZA/ref=sr_1_8?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1440810612&vehicle=1989-42-347-20--9---3363-242-8---14-1-0&sr=1-8&ymm=1989%3Ajeep%3Acherokee&keywords=oxygen+sensor&pebp=1440810627754&perid=0HY2RVYAXMA5ESF4E047 NGK/NTK 23553 http://smile.amazon.com/NGK-23553-Oxygen-Sensor-Packaging/dp/B000C5M0Q0/ref=sr_1_13?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1440810612&vehicle=1989-42-347-20--9---3363-242-8---14-1-0&sr=1-13&ymm=1989%3Ajeep%3Acherokee&keywords=oxygen+sensor
  11. okay so I'm doing the famous 97+ swap.. and the little less famous full interior swap. here's my problem. If i choose to use the center console from the 97 that means I'm going to have to relocate the ebrake setup. i understand i could still keep it in its orignial spot but id like to keep the center console emergency cable functional for more of an authentic feel. now. How would i go about doing this; would i need the orginal cable from my mj, or the cable off the cherokee? either way ill have to buy one new so your guys help would be greatly appreciated as to which one to buy and where. thank you - paul
  12. Usafmikejr

    Wtb Comanche

    I'm located in FL and I'm looking for a MJ but can't find one. Any helped would be awesome. I checked the classifieds and nothing I'm willing to buy but I'd rather trade my xj. If anyone has anything you can text me at 352 817 6963 or email me at usafmikejr@live.com
  13. 1989 Jeep Comanche Long Bed Vancouver, Wa 4.0L / Mannual / 4x4 / 4.5" Lift / 33" Dick Cepek Mud Terrains / 97-01 Fenders, Grill, Doors Custom Quarter Armor and Led Tail Lights Color: Dark Copper / Brown Future upgrades: 97-01 Interior Four link Rear Dana 44s front and back Ax-15 Swap 99-04 WJ knuckels 4.7 Stroker Front Bumper from or fab - http://www.offroadoutpost.com/jeep-cherokee-xj-front-hd-bumper-with-hoop-83240/
  14. ComancheJon

    Misc Cherokee/comanche Parts

    I'm really trying to consolidate all of my parts down to make this comanche build move faster, so here are a list of parts I know I have and want to get rid of: -FULL interior from a 93 4 door cherokee; black trim panels, light gray seats and door panels( do not have dash or center console)-$5 a panel, $150 for full interior including seats -Grand cherokee leather/power seats, for swap into 95+ cherokees for 60/40 fold rear seat with ALL hardware needed- $120 -A few misc radios and speakers, inquire with what you're looking for- price varies -Full maroon dash from an 86 comanche, slight cracking on top piece- $30 -Maroon manual door panels- $20 -Front HPD30 from a 93 cherokee, some damage to brackets on the rear of the axle; 3.55 gears- $100 obo -Drivetrain out of the 93 cherokee; 4.0, aw4, NP231(do not have wiring harness as I used it on the comanche)-$450 for full drive line; $100 transfer case; $150 trans; $300 motor -Driver's side replacement rocker panel, BRAND NEW- $20 -KC roof light bar with two lights, not sure of brand or type of lights- $40 -OEM rear tire carrier with necessary mounting hardware, slight rust and will need hatch/bumper modification- $80 -Trans/Transfer case shifting assemblies out the 86- $15 -CAI spectre filter, homebrew mounting arm and tube from the guy I got it from with small filter for PCV(??)- $45 -Cluster to match the drivetrain with 232,xxx miles- $25 or free with engine -Possibly willing to sell black plaid 87 cherokee buckets since I'm considering installing a bench- make an offer -Maroon 86 steering column- $40 -Full wiring harness for the 86 2.8 V6- make an offer -93 Cherokee taillights- $10 Make an offer on anything, and feel free to ask if I have something as I'm sure I forgot stuff. My zip is 18088, I'd much rather do local sales or meet somewhere rather than have to ship things.
  15. TheDude

    Jcr Prerunner Winch Bumper!

    Hello all! I have a JCR Prerunner Winch bumper for sale! It includes all mounting brackets and hardware! and will fit any year MJ or XJ. For $500 , and yes I know it retails for $519 but, shipping is well over $100. There is nothing wrong with it what so ever. It was only mounted but, never taken off road. http://www.jcroffroad.com/product/XJB/XJ-F-WN-PRE.html I also have a set of JCR Tail Light Housings! 96 XJ's and down. For $75 FIRM. http://www.jcroffroad.com/product/XJ...XJTLHSG96.html
  16. redcomanche

    Grill

    Hey guys quick question, If i buy a 2001 Cherokee grill will it fit in place of my current Comanche grill? Thanks, Peter
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