NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association  

Go Back   NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association > NAXJA Unibody Jeep Technical Forums > Jeep Comanche MJ (1985 - 1992)
HOME Member FAQ Sponsor Info Rules Bylaws E-Mail

Jeep Comanche MJ (1985 - 1992) Jeep's Cherokee-based compact pickup technical forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #76  
Old May 3rd, 2014, 17:40
XJ_ranger's Avatar
XJ_ranger XJ_ranger is offline
NAXJA Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Posts: 10,920
Re: George

Nothing really new.

I had a few problems starting the jeep, where the power wire to the starter didnt have good contact with the battery, so I used some leftover 2/0 welding leads from when I re-wired my dodge, and made it more better...


Started with this - no wonder it wasnt getting good contact -


made these -





Changed front wheel bearings - I've never seen such small bearings, nor such cheap bearings. It was $22 for all 4 of them.

Chasing down a vibration around 55mph, that I think might be tire balance or worn steering parts - it passes the 'have your buddy turn the wheel and look for what moves before the tires' test, but has a clunk at one spot in the steering...

I'll need new tires before the fall, but otherwise, its a good daily driver.
__________________
Nothing in Moderation . . .. . . . .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . competitor #91 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Ride Racing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryan C. View Post
As if the program is running with some high level of integrity and only the best of the best win.
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old January 30th, 2015, 19:55
XJ_ranger's Avatar
XJ_ranger XJ_ranger is offline
NAXJA Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Posts: 10,920
Re: George

I'm about ready to pick up some badly needed new tires for this guy.

Having never owned a car or a lowered truck before, I've never shopped for tires this small, nor have I ever considered less than an all terrain.

For size, I'm planning on keeping the police interceptor 17" wheels, and wouldn't mind something a shade narrower, but the height works for me.

What should I look for? (Brand, style...)
Clearly an on road only thing, and being as I live in WA, plenty of wet weather driving.
__________________
Nothing in Moderation . . .. . . . .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . competitor #91 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Ride Racing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryan C. View Post
As if the program is running with some high level of integrity and only the best of the best win.
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old February 5th, 2015, 19:20
WiscoXJ's Avatar
WiscoXJ WiscoXJ is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 155
Re: George

Ya for lowers mini trucks! I'm in for this
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old December 28th, 2016, 10:18
XJ_ranger's Avatar
XJ_ranger XJ_ranger is offline
NAXJA Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Posts: 10,920
Re: George

Sometimes you have to park with the trucks!



Got some JK Rubicon wheels and some Cooper tires a while back. Took some spidertrax wheel spacer adapters all the way around, worked good to locate the tires in the wheel wells and adapt to 5 on 5.

__________________
Nothing in Moderation . . .. . . . .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . competitor #91 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Ride Racing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryan C. View Post
As if the program is running with some high level of integrity and only the best of the best win.
Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old December 29th, 2016, 05:56
Jeep Driver Jeep Driver is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Parrottsville
Posts: 712
Re: George



I was going to ask you where you got the hood scoop......lol...........

Then I realized it's the roof of a car.
Reply With Quote
  #81  
Old December 30th, 2016, 17:47
moparmansfield moparmansfield is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Portland
Posts: 776
Re: George

Quote:
Originally Posted by XJ_ranger View Post
Sometimes you have to park with the trucks!



Plan on painting them? I'd go with a dark grey/anthracite on them, just a bit darker than the body paint, if it were me. Looks good either way
Reply With Quote
  #82  
Old December 31st, 2016, 13:43
XJ_ranger's Avatar
XJ_ranger XJ_ranger is offline
NAXJA Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Posts: 10,920
Re: George

Quote:
Originally Posted by moparmansfield View Post
Plan on painting them? I'd go with a dark grey/anthracite on them, just a bit darker than the body paint, if it were me. Looks good either way
No plans to paint them, I've always liked aluminum shiney monkey wheels. I do like they they are Jeep wheels, and the 5 spoke, over the blacked out interceptors.

Only plans on the horizon for this guy is to put in the 29 spline 8.25 that I picked up from GordoSmasho. that and eliminate the aluminum lowering blocks. all to make me feel more secure when power sliding through corners.
__________________
Nothing in Moderation . . .. . . . .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . competitor #91 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Ride Racing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryan C. View Post
As if the program is running with some high level of integrity and only the best of the best win.
Reply With Quote
  #83  
Old January 5th, 2017, 12:20
Lurch Lurch is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 1,559
Re: George

Looking good, those 17's fill the wheel well oh so nice.
Reply With Quote
  #84  
Old January 6th, 2017, 12:40
High2by's Avatar
High2by High2by is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Gassaway TN
Posts: 4,835
Re: George

What size tires did you end up with?
Reply With Quote
  #85  
Old November 2nd, 2017, 20:31
XJ_ranger's Avatar
XJ_ranger XJ_ranger is offline
NAXJA Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Posts: 10,920
Re: George

Nothing super special on this guy - still daily driving it to work, no radical changes recently.

Changed the starter a month ago after a few times hitting the old one with a rock. Changed the heater blower motor today - all summer it was working intermittently. Some time with a multi-meter showed it was getting 12 volts, so $25 later, I now have working defrost for the winter.
__________________
Nothing in Moderation . . .. . . . .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . competitor #91 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Ride Racing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryan C. View Post
As if the program is running with some high level of integrity and only the best of the best win.
Reply With Quote
  #86  
Old January 21st, 2022, 13:51
XJ_ranger's Avatar
XJ_ranger XJ_ranger is offline
NAXJA Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Posts: 10,920
Re: George

Guess what day it is!


Water pump day!!!


(And serpentine belt and thermostat day)


I took pictures, but apparently still hasnt figured out how to met me attach them.
__________________
Nothing in Moderation . . .. . . . .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . competitor #91 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Ride Racing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryan C. View Post
As if the program is running with some high level of integrity and only the best of the best win.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RIP Lonesome George Original_MudButt Non-Tech / Off Topic 0 June 28th, 2012 21:20
What is there for trails in/near St. George, UT? tonofclay2 Intermountain Chapter 4 December 18th, 2008 11:28
anyone around St. George, UT? cjohnson Intermountain Chapter 1 June 13th, 2006 09:03
i liked this one... George Carlan XJ_ranger Non-Tech / Off Topic 10 June 26th, 2005 18:44
George Forman's B-day? Jes NorthWest Chapter 9 May 24th, 2005 20:04


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:40.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
NAXJA and NAXJA logo's Copyright NAXJA. All content/images Copyright NAXJA 1999-2014