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Well I've been hanging around here for over two years now and have never show you guys what i've been up to. So here we go,

 

My first rig was an 88 Pioneer with a 4-banger, 4-Speed, and and 4wd. I trashed it over 3 years and sold what was left of it. I had a slew of vechicles after that and realized the rig I liked the best was my old Comanche. So I started hunting Craigslist for the perfect Comanche and found what I was looking for in San Jose, California. 800 miles from me. Rented a car drove there, and drove the Comanche home.

 

Here's what I got an 87 Comanche Chief with the 4.0 BA-10 4x4 with a 44 Rear.

I did a few small mods in the first few months but about 9 months ago I parked it and it underwent a major surgery.

It now sports an AX-15, a Waggy 44 front, TnT longarms, OTK steering, 4.56 gears, Detroits front and rear, and fresh 35x12.50 X-terrains.

 

I drove it today for the first time in 9 months, I took it for a spin around the block. I had no rear shaft, so it was a Front wheel drive trip. It'll be getting an alignment in the near future, and I have a few other bugs to fix but she's getting close. I got a lot of help from this board, thanks guys.

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Nice ride. :cheers:

 

 

 

Post up some more pics like a side view. ;)

 

If you need to cut the fenders for the clearance needed to be able to turn from lock to lock when fully flexed let me know.

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looks sweet

 

there is a decent 4x shop in woodland wa over by safeway

 

ask for ron tell him the KID sent u

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that place is a block or two from my house. they are doing my alignment, as well as my rear shaft.

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LOOKS BADD A$$!!!

 

Hey when you swapped over the waggy44 what did you do about the brakes? Since the D44 has bigger brakes up front..I'm planning a waggy44/explorer 8.8 swap on my XJ here soon

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sweet the old man there named ron is my dad

 

drove it to the shop yesterday for the "final" touches, and ron was the one who took my keys i also bs'ed with him for a little while. pretty cool guy, lives four wheel drives it sounds like.

 

I can't wait to get it back with an alignment and a rear shaft. damn i'm excited

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Upside down is the way to go! I think it looks better like that, looks meaner

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Got my rig back today. I'll post up pics of my new driveshaft and swar bar links later today or tomorrow. It needs shocks and tabs then I'm ready to go! I'm so close!

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Here we are.

My shortened rear shaft.

My Disconnects.

And a nice poser shot.

I've got a bunch more if anyone wants to see anything let me know.

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sweet looking rig

 

YES RON LIVES TO WHEEL

 

its his life has been for about 18 years or so

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yes it is the RE bracket kit. works out great except for the breather on the top of the axle is very hard to get to with the truss right on top.

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I've spent quite a bit of time on my shift linkage now. what is the trick to getting it to work after the AX-15 swap?

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no its the stock waggy 44 steering flipped over the knuckle, sorry no flex shots yet as it needs tabs.

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I like the higher steering! :D looks great. I have a buddy with a Cherokee Chief 2- door just like yours and I wish he would go this extreme.

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Great looking MJ! I should be sitting around the same height when I finish up. What size springs did you end up using?

 

Steve

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