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November 2020 MJOTM-Fryedaddy's 88 Bucket List



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Year/Model – 1988 Comanche (Bucket List)


DrivetrainFactory Renix 4.0 with a bored throttle body, AW4 and transfercase 180k miles (All have been serviced), 1987 Grand Wagoneer Dana 44 & Ford 8.8 and ARB lockers front and rear with Yukon 4.88 gears.


CoolingAlloyworks 3 row aluminum radiator, factory fan, fan shroud, electric fan & converted to open cooling. I am impressed by how the aluminum radiator cools the engine.


Electrical/IgnitionStock wiring harness, complete Cruiser 54 tip run through/maintenance, Mean Lemons battery cable and ground wires.


Suspension/SteeringBarnes 4wd High steer arms, one-ton steering & truss for the Grand Wagoneer Dana 44, Clayton 3-link long arm kit for the front axle, Core 4x4 adjustable trackbar and bracket, JKS ACOS 2” Spacers, Rusty’s 6.5” springs (8.5” lift total), SOA rear axle with a Barnes 4wd swap kit and truss. Procomp shocks all around. Front and rear driveshafts have been lengthened by Oliver’s driveshaft.


InteriorCompletely gutted except the dash, bench seat and shifter cover. Mat66 sound/heat deadener installed throughout. Round push button switches for lockers & lights.


BrakesNew Factory calipers and brake pads front and rear. 1995/96 XJ power booster and a Dodge 2500 master cylinder to apply additional pressure to the front and rear disk brakes.


LightingRigid LED headlights, Baja Design amber foglights, Rusty’s rear brake light pods with oval LED lights, KC amber reverse lights, Rigid lights mounted on the tent rack faced rearward. LED lighting installed in the interior.






Color: Krylon Fusion – Matte Ink Blue

2000 Jeep Cherokee grill and fender conversion

JCR front and rear bumpers with Smittybilt Winch

Dirtbound Offroad protection panels on the front fenders and bed.

Dirtbound Offroad rock sliders



Wheel & Tires- 

Micky Thompson Side Biter II – 15x10 wheels and 35”x12” Baja Claw tires.

Hopefully, I’ll install a set of 37” tires soon.




DIY Cowl intake based on a Renix Specter intake.

ARB onboard air with aux tank.

Cutdown a Tacoma Beast mid height bedrack

Smittybilt RTT

Highlift jack



Best MJ story- So far this truck has been in pieces for 80% of the time I’ve owned it. Originally, I was looking for an MJ with intentions of building and driving out to Moab. I’m a year late but learned a lot while building the rig. I’ve taken it to Windrock park, TN and Cape Lookout, NC so far. Everywhere I go, people walk up to me and complement me on it.


CC is Awesome! Why? 

During my build, several people offered advice and I’m thankful. Everyone on CC has been helpful and I’ve never seen anyone flame another for their decisions. You can click on a link to the most heavily built rock crawler to bada$$ street comanche with an LS. The addiction is real!



Congratulations @Fryedaddy!!


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