Owner:

Paul Weitlauf
Everett, WA


Send Email

Year / Model 1986 Cherokee Laredo, 4 door
Engine 2.8L V6 - a real powerhouse!...not!
Trans A904 3 speed automatic
Xfercase NP207 Command Trac (2.62 low)
Rear Axle Dana 35 non C-clip, 4.10:1 gears, Lock-Right Locker
Front Axle Dana 30 reverse cut, 4.11:1 gears, vaccuum disconnect disabled to permanent connect mode, open...for now
Wheels / Tires Laredo 15x7 alloys w/31x10.5 Wild Countries for street/light duty wheelin'. Factory 15x6 steels w/34x9.50 Super Swampers for the more serious stuff.
Springs / Shocks

front: Rough Country 3" coils, 2" TJ Teraflex coil spring spacers, Tomken lower control arms, relocated track bar, upper shock mount adapters to run eye-type mounts, RS9010 shocks.

Rear: 3" tapered lift blocks, Rancho 1.5" add-a-leaf, Comanche shackles, RS9010 shocks, sway bar removed.

Misc -- OEM rear tire carrier w/matching spare, OEM tow hooks added, Class III draw bar, recent engine, trans, t/c, rear axle, paint and tinted windows
Current / Future Projects -- Possibly a Dana 44 rear from a Scout II parts rig I have. Most efforts have been at keeping the 'Long Run Fleet' up and running lately.. My primary project is my '71 CJ-5, what my wife calls "The Other Woman" and what I call "Project Slow Ride."
Interesting History -- I traded a '76 K-10 short/wide box "monster," that was falling apart, straight across for this Jeep in November '96. When I got it, it had a Rancho 2.5" lift and bald 31's from four different makers, but the engine, trans, t-case and rear diff had all been rebuilt within 35K miles, so I figured I came out on the better end of the deal. In August '97, it successfully ran the Rubicon with 8 bobtails from my club, amazing them with it's agility and articulation. With the 31's at street pressure, it ramps a 944 on a 20 degree ramp.
Clubs -- PNW4WDA, Region 1 (Land & Legislative Officer), Snohomish County ORV Committee, Boeing Employees' Stump Thumpers (Secretary), Timber Tamers 4x4 Club (PNW4WDA Delagate)
Other Jeeps Owned -- For details see my '71 CJ-5
Home Page : http://www.nlights.net/longrun

Jeeps by Owner Name

Jeeps by Model / Year