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Old 02-20-2021, 09:17 PM
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Cruise control

Has anyone ever installed cruise control on an older vehicle (like say my 74' Cherokee)

When did they start optioning that option on FSJ?

Would it be possible to rig one in somehow or would it be more than a pain in the butt?

My jeep cruises great down the highway but CC would be awesome!
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Old 02-23-2021, 01:48 AM
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Jeep began offering Eaton mechanical cruise control around 1976. Going that route requires finding an intact system that can be reconditioned and put back into service since nearly all the parts are no longer made.

It's not very hard to install. You just need all the parts and you need to have enough mechanical aptitude to open up the governor, understand how it works, and fix it if needed, because the valve body seal inside it is probably toast.
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Old 02-23-2021, 10:20 AM
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There are plenty of aftermarket units available new.
Or you can DIY from various junkyard parts.
I wouldn't spend a dime on the old Jeep setup.

If you're handy...

Being a 74 you'll have few extra issues but still doable.
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Old 02-27-2021, 09:36 PM
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I used to install aftermarket cruise control kits on my cars. I don't recommend them for manual transmissions. I once had my cruise not release when shifting and over-revved the engine.

They are not that hard to install if you follow the kit directions.

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Old 03-02-2021, 08:33 AM
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BJ's Offroad sells cruise kits with original style turn signal stalk control (or dash mount if you want) made in USA . Reasonable price I think.
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