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Old May 25th, 2008, 16:21
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

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This is awesome, I love the options that come with diesel! Don't you wish it was a TDI though? Doesn't the CRD have some insane torque for it's size though?

yeah, how do I subscribe to the thread?

Do you mean do I wish the engine was a VW engine? HELL NO!

I completely despise anything and everything related to VAG(volkswagon audio group). The ONLY redeeming thing VAG has are cheap small diesels.

Also, a 1.9TDI is a bad match for a Jeep, can you say gutless?

Now if you are asking me if I wish my engine was direct injected.....then no I don't, it is already a Common Rail, Direct injected engine.

Plus, the thought of a VW engine in a Jeep just makes me break out in a cold sweat.
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Old May 25th, 2008, 16:35
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

What is your expected shedule of events and final completion?
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Old May 25th, 2008, 19:00
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

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What is your expected shedule of events and final completion?

Well, like most of life, its not an easy answer and it depends.

I hope to be starting work in about a week, the first step will be stripping the interior and getting the dash stuff in, once the new interior is in place the rest of my work will be in the engine bay and under the Jeep.

Not sure exactly when the body work will occur, that kinda depends on when I get the parts here.

Some of my work, for things like IC, radiator, AC condenser will be dependent on the chinese front end.

The chinese front end should be nice for having good airflow, It has a larger grill opening which sits out further so I should be able to get a big intercooler in there.
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Old May 25th, 2008, 23:52
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

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Do you mean do I wish the engine was a VW engine? HELL NO!

I completely despise anything and everything related to VAG(volkswagon audio group). The ONLY redeeming thing VAG has are cheap small diesels.

Also, a 1.9TDI is a bad match for a Jeep, can you say gutless?

Now if you are asking me if I wish my engine was direct injected.....then no I don't, it is already a Common Rail, Direct injected engine.

Plus, the thought of a VW engine in a Jeep just makes me break out in a cold sweat.
wooo, make me feel stupid, I got my abbreviations or whatever they're called COMPLETELY wrong...

I'm gonna go back and edit out all that post... haha

yay for idiotic misgivings!

Anyways, I love comanche's, I can't wait to see what you do with it! I don't remember seeing any plan for you to lift it after making it 4wd, going to go SOA?

...oh darn, time expired for editing, I'll suck it up and keep looking stoopid
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Old May 25th, 2008, 23:56
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

Look like you got a great idea there. New paint color later on I hope.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 00:17
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

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wooo, make me feel stupid, I got my abbreviations or whatever they're called COMPLETELY wrong...

I'm gonna go back and edit out all that post... haha

yay for idiotic misgivings!

Anyways, I love comanche's, I can't wait to see what you do with it! I don't remember seeing any plan for you to lift it after making it 4wd, going to go SOA?

...oh darn, time expired for editing, I'll suck it up and keep looking stoopid
Ya, not much option for ninja edits here, oh well, it happens to us all.

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Look like you got a great idea there. New paint color later on I hope.
Yup, it will be PR4(Flame Red) with the Freedom Silverstars as seen here:

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Old May 26th, 2008, 00:55
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

should look pretty sweet with that color for an MJ.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 06:25
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

The truck looks clean. It should be a fun project and I can tell you already have a handle on the wiring aspects. I've always liked the 16" 5.9 limited wheels and almost got a set. I went with the old school aluminum 5-stars cause they're my fav stock jeep wheel.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 13:13
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

Guy on another Jeep forum posted these today, his fitment isn't great, and he has widened front fenders, but you get the idea:

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at the races this past weekend.


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Old May 26th, 2008, 13:22
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Actually, it stands for Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft..........
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Old May 26th, 2008, 14:00
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Actually, it stands for Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft..........
Crap I really typed "audio" up above. Dang.

Need better edit buttons.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 14:47
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

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Crap I really typed "audio" up above. Dang.

Need better edit buttons.

woo, you made an oops too! haha

anyways, you didn't answer the soa question! It's okay, I kinda downplayed it...

Oh, and who's your contact for 2500 parts? I don't know for sure, but I don't think a 2.5L front end (what the 2500s have) will fit onto a 4.0L, but the comanche is more likely to have a 2.5L anyways... Don't go on my info though, I'm just throwing that thought out there!
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

Yes with a tad bit of modding you can get the front end of a 2500 to fit on a XJ or a MJ since they share around the same parts.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 16:52
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That's a nice front end.
http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthrea...940051&page=13

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=522744

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Old May 26th, 2008, 18:20
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

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woo, you made an oops too! haha

anyways, you didn't answer the soa question! It's okay, I kinda downplayed it...

Oh, and who's your contact for 2500 parts? I don't know for sure, but I don't think a 2.5L front end (what the 2500s have) will fit onto a 4.0L, but the comanche is more likely to have a 2.5L anyways... Don't go on my info though, I'm just throwing that thought out there!
Yes, the rear will go SOA with an 8.25, that will be one of the first things done, mostly because I can get a free 8.25 for the rear.

Several of us went in on 2500 parts in a buy a little while back here on .

The 2500 parts are just new front body parts, there's nothing different about the engine bay from the US 4L/2.5L and the chinese 2500/2700. The 2500 parts are as much of a bolt-on as you will ever get.

Yup, if you look at the last page of the thread you will see our delivery is getting closer, I look forward to getting them on my new MJ!


Something else:



Its the "Vehicle information center" for the diesel XJs, has the glowplug light, WIF light and low coolant light.

I'm probably going to try and pick up the little bugger for my swap.
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