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My New ride! 91 SB MJ 5 speed


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Well this is the cleanset MJ I have ever seen (in person) so I had to buy it. I love the little truck and its a real rocket ship...haha. Here are the specs: 12-90 1991 MJ 2wd (for now), Ax-15, d35, new HO crate engine, ac, ps, manual locks and windows, 3 piece slider, new paint, spray in bed liner, best top seats, xj console, TJ wheels ( I think). I got a parts 96 xj with it for all the 4wd stuff. My plans are to swap in the xj ax-15/231 and front axle ( HP d30 non-disco) for now. And be on the look out for some mildly built axles, hopefully 4.10. Once I have the axles I will most likely go with a Hell Creek all spring 3" lift and 31x10.50 tires. After college (2 more yrs) I will do a SYE, rubi or dynatrac D44 front, maybe rock-trac 241, custom triangulated 4 link or 3 link front (actually cheaper than LA's) and jump to stock springs SOA in the rear, w/ 4.5" front coils, and finally 33x 10.50 km2's. Ok here's the pics: (still not very good)

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thanks for all the nice comments guys! I love this little jeep! Its sooooo quick. I am not sure on the seats...they are manual and a little firm but they give nice support. I want to think they might be bestop, or something out of quadratec. I almost hate to even do the 4x4 conversion or even lift it. But I probably will :D

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nice find. I've always wondered what those wheels would look like on a comanche. Very sporty.

makes it look as fast as you say it is. haha

 

after buying my comanche 2wd in quest for gas mileage there hasn't been a time where i've whished it was 4wd to go offroad. but I also have a fullsize bronco for that, I was just never into take my nice daily driver and beating it up. and no one likes washing off all the damn mud underneath

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thanks man! Yeah I don't plan to wheel it hard, mainly looking to have just a mild wheeler/ camping vehicle. I try to stay out of the mud holes, just rocks, creeks, and trails. ;)

I like the color of the wheels, but I sort of think I would rather have some AEV or rubicon wheels in charcoal.

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haha...someone put like a hellwig aftermarket swaybar in the rear of mine. did a good job though, but it helps with the wheel hop. I may take it off soon, if so its yours. I just had to see yesterday and, even w/ 3.07's, it burned'em up through 2nd and chirped 3rd...

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i've chirped 2nd a few times but usually don't try for 3rd its got 200,000 miles on it so trying to take it easy and see how long it will last before I rebuild it. Sure ill take the rear sway bar. free parts are the best parts :). gatta love them 3.07s running 2700rpm at 70.

 

so what are you doing down in charlotte? uncc you going back to school?

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i've chirped 2nd a few times but usually don't try for 3rd its got 200,000 miles on it so trying to take it easy and see how long it will last before I rebuild it. Sure ill take the rear sway bar. free parts are the best parts :). gatta love them 3.07s running 2700rpm at 70.

 

so what are you doing down in charlotte? uncc you going back to school?

 

yeah, got two years left on my mech engineering degree...going back to finish at 28

 

yeah I did it only cause I had to know, I felt real trashy afterwards...but what the hell. Not something I will be making a habit of doing.

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Here is a little story:

My grandfather has been an old school car dealer since he came back from WWII (before they were slimy). He started his own dealership selling Ramblers called "Stike's Rambler" he later began selling jeeps in the 60's and eventually became "Dixie Jeep". He remembers almost every car he sold and eveyone's name who bought it, amazing. A buddy of mine has had two old jeeps that he originally sold new. One was a super nice J-10 survivor and the other his current 88 XJ. We found the original bill of sale in the glove box of that J-10 with my Granddad's signature on it. We drove it over for him to see it and he remebered it! He said " I sold that Jeep in 19XX to (insert name) for $xxxx, that's a good ole truck!" Most of his customers were return customers and when they needed a new one they came right back to him to trade. He gave uncanny customer service and has even flat towed a trade in back form Colorado behind a 67' Cadillac for a customer :shake: Just stuff that would never happen today. When I was about 10-12 I found some old dealership tags in a closet and have been holding them ever since. They date to the mid 70's. So the point of all this is to say, I love the fact that this jeep is just like it would have been sitting in his showroom back in the day when I was a kid running around the lot playing in all the CJ's. My first car was a 97 XJ in 1997 and I had a J-10 on 38 sx's when I was 16, but have not owned a jeep since. So given all that I just had to do this:

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  • 1 month later...

Ended up like this:

Ax-15 from 96 XJ

Np231 from 96 XJ

Dana 30 front from 97 XJ (3:55 open)

Dana 44 rear from 87 XJ (3:54 open) I am tossing around the idea of a lunch box

SS brake lines and new brakes all around

96 XJ Brake booster/master and proportional valve

2000 XJ limited Icon wheels w. custom paint job and wheel centers

245/75/16 Goodyear MT/R's

 

Haha...needs a little lift now. No rubbing with normal driving, but I'm sure it will offroad.

Not sure If I want to go ahead and toss a budget boost at it or hold off till I can afford a full 3" lift...

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thanks man. Yeah I'm real happy with how they turned out. The swap tapped the jeep fund out, wish I had the funds for a Hell Creek kit. My future plans are for this bumper: http://www.rockhard4x4parts.com/XJ-frontbumper.html

some Solid diff covers, a lunch box for the rear, and the lift.

Bumper = $450 shipped

Solid covers = $150 shipped

Loc-right = $280 shipped

HC lift = $675 shipped

IR trackbar = $210 shipped

 

total = $1765 (Whew!)

 

might be a minute. haha. none of those are bad prices alone, but add it all up, and it hurts.

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