Mbryson Daily’s driver project ‘91 MJ Comanche

mbryson

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Well, I just put about 1/2 mile on this. I have a trackbar. Ran across an RE unit for a deal I couldn’t pass up. Installed in the “stock” location so I have all kinds of bumpsteer at the moment. Basically I just wanted to test the truck/power train a bit. If I get a few minutes tomorrow I’ll see what I can do about getting angles corrected.

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I’m probably doing more damage than good but it’s nice to have this thing able to steer. I had to grind the WJ calipers a fair amount. Somewhere between 1/8-1/4 of an inch. We’ll see how that works out over time
 

mbryson

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Kind of a butch trackbar. Overbuilt like everything else I “fab”. Not quite parallel but within a few inches between each side. Drives 4000 times better now. I think I’ll get some taller axle side tabs and make it “right”. Those looked good until I put it back on the ground.

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I still need to pull the passenger side spring seat rearward somehow. It’s not quite right and the sway bar rubs the coil spring. I need to scrounge up some sway bar disconnects
 
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bryson

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Looks good!

With the track bar and drag link being different lengths, they'll move in different arcs, so it may not be quite as simple as making them parallel. But, I'd bet 10 of @Vonski 's dollars that you would notice very little difference by raising that track bar bracket up another inch or whatever it'd take to make them parallel. It looks miles better now than it did. I say run it.
 

I Lean

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If you do want to adjust the track bar more, consider making some tabs to weld onto the frame-side bracket. Drop that heim down a bit, and turn it sideways so it's in double shear. IIRC, @XJEEPER has a similar setup, using the factory frame-side bracket and everything.
 

mbryson

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If you do want to adjust the track bar more, consider making some tabs to weld onto the frame-side bracket. Drop that heim down a bit, and turn it sideways so it's in double shear. IIRC, @XJEEPER has a similar setup, using the factory frame-side bracket and everything.

I have an extra frame side bracket and I was looking at doing that. Seems like a quick way to go. I’ll do a search on Jeff’s and steal some ideas. I remember him plating the steering area as well. I’m trying to figure out where to stop on this ;)

Link to @XJEEPER build on NAXJA. https://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=913774&page=2&highlight=xj+buildup+III



Saving before another PhotoBucket type deal....

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