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  1. My latest acquisition. I’ll get it in the registry once I get the interior emptied. It’s an 88 Pioneer, 4.0, 5 speed (AX-15 swapped in), D30 and D35, looks to have a 3 inch lift. The only rust that I’ve found on the truck is in the floors. It needs front fenders, which I have, a header panel, which I have, and doors, one of which I will need to source. It came with most of the needed parts to swap to a grey interior from a tan one (not sure I will), grey MJ bucket seats, and of course, a sportbar, which will find its way into the my blue truck, and a bunch of misc parts. What’s the plan for th
  2. Hey peoples, I decided to start the build thread for my comanche. I got my comanche and a parts cherokee for a 2003 yamaha big bear 400 4x4 I had built up. This is my first real 4x4 vehicle and the build plan is a daily driver/weekend warrior My build guidelines are to the rules of the 4wheel and offroad Ultimate adventure (found here {under vehicle/driver requirements}:http://www.fourwheeler.com/ultimate-adventure/2017/ultimate-adventure-application/ ) - Cage, lockers front and rear, steering upgrades, 35s or 37s, gears and other stuff Enough of the non
  3. Hey everyone my name is tyler, I am new to the forums and am in the process of building up my 1990 jeep comanche 4x4. This is my second comanche and I'm building it as a daily driver that will get me through the harsh canadian winters and see some moderate 4x4ing as well as shuttling mountain bikes where ever i ride.
  4. I recently started working on my 1987 Jeep Comanche 4.0L again and so far I have replaced the crankshaft position sensor, transmission shift cable, spark plugs, plug wires, cap and rotor, fuel tank, fuel pump, fuel filter, and fuel pump relay. Now that I have all these things replaced I was getting ready to get it running and after multiple attempts it would fire sometimes, other times not when we would spray engine starter into the carburetor. We then took one of the spark plugs out to see if we were getting spark and turns out we weren't!!! Before this we checked the fuel injectors and they
  5. 1987 Comanche long bed 4.0l Manuel 5 spd, Dana 35 and Dana 30. 3 inch RC lift, 31 bfg ATs Alright, so I've learned a lot about axle swaps but now that I'm looking for a 8.8 out of an explorer, I just want to know what is completely involved. I've looked at some other posts and stuff so I have a rough idea. What do I need get to do this? What do I need to do? Is it simple enough? What cutting and welding and fabricating is involved? Should I get the axle beefed up with a truss while its out? What gears should I do and how much are they? What shafts? Brakes? Ect? Thanks please don't t
  6. Tramp


    1986 Jeep Comanche LWB Command-Trac, 2.5 litre 4x4. Body ia a little rough but sound. Runs good. Has a leak in the clutch slave cylinder so you have to pump the clutch up a few times before you take off if you haven't driven it in a while. 2.5 litre Iron Duke 4 cylinder All New brake system, master cylinder, braided lines, rotors, pads, EVERYTHING! New Ignition Module Recent tune up with new plugs and wires too New Starter Spectre water cooled air filter 4" lift kit Zone Shocks
  7. Oh yeah burnt the hell out of that throw out bearing. Wouldn't you know it, I was on my way to work. Yep custom intake and open up air flow I, someone else on CC has done similiar using a speaker mesh to cover as to mine is just open. Attempted to do CAD flip but needed to jack up truck to aline 2 piece shaft for colar to slide over. Someone elses photo on CC but just to show what it looked like before I closed it up. Oh that's my clutch pedal and clutch master push rod linkage Cleaned up both
  8. How's she goin? long-time lurker here from Cape Breton Canada who decided to finally get off his rear and make a build thread on my 1992 Comanche base model. So, you may ask why call this thread "pipe-dream?" well, ever since I seen my first comanche when i was 8 I've always wanted one, i owned tons of jeep cherokees, and built lots of them to, but.. it just didnt feel right. they were fun and stuff sure, but for the things I do day to day, they were just lacking in the utility department. The first one I built was a 93 Cherokee sport, I had purchased for $1,200 of s
  9. Finally posting my truck after about a year and a half of ownership, I purchased 2 Comanches from a guy in Woodstock, Illinois. One 86 red 2.5, 2wd, dana 35 long bed and one 86 silver 2.8, manual, 4wd, long bed. All I knew about the silver truck was that it supposedly had a wiring/ground issue and was taken apart and prepared to be parted out. They were both purchased for $500, as well as an additional $150 for a stock pile of extra parts. Both trucks had rust on rockers/bed ect., but at 500 for the pair I couldn't say no. They mark the 4th and 5th Jeeps that I've owned at 20 years old, and
  10. The dream build. So allow me to introduce myself. I'm Nick, 25, based out of Baton Rouge, LA. I've owned a YJ for almost 3 years and decided to sell it for an 1988 4x4 auto MJ with the long bed and the 4.0l I6. I learned everything about jeeps while owning and restoring the YJ (and that brief period I had a JK). Now I move on to learn more with the Manche (seen below). Now back to the dream. I want a 4x4 camper truck/overland vehicle. I've seen very few(practically none), but a few exist. I have about $6-$8k budget for this project. Jeep purist, bear with me for this next part.
  11. Hey everyone, I finally decided to create a profile. I've been checking out the MJOTM every now and then but I just decided to create a build thread of my own. I've done a lot of work to my jeep and still have a lot to do. I figure I'll start off with a little backstory, then go through my build from the beginning. I plan on picking at this and updating the thread when I have free time. I'll post whatever pictures I have but unfortunately I didn't take very many. I never think about taking pictures until I'm done something . Anyway I have some long stories. Here's the backstory: It
  12. Going to check out an 88 4.0 4x4. Now as an 87 2.5 RWD owner what should I be looking for? I have the basics down as undercarriage,the usual rust areas and drivability but as far as the 4x4( and having not owned one) what areas should I check? I know it’s manual but the ad I read was extremely vague. Not even sure if it’s a 4 or 5 spd. The owner I’ve texted doesn’t know much about the Jeep( other than wanting to restore it) and I may need to bring along a translator. So I guess what specifically concerning the 4 wheeldrive should I look at? Will I be able to access the ability of everything r
  13. Hello All! Obligatory I'm new to the Club and I was raised a Jeep guy sentence. Anyhow, I have been looking for my own MJ for almost two years now... and finally I found one! I created this topic in order to record my build process, and to hopefully find some input on what to do and tricks on doing installs and whatnot. So far I've made two lists: One for necessary repairs to get done first in order for my Jeep to pass inspection, and a list of potential gradual modifications. It is a Red '87 Comanche SporTruck, with the short box, inline six, 231 transfer case, dana 30 front and 35 rear, and
  14. Hey everybody, my name is Dan, and this is my first post. I've been lurking a while now and I have to say, this is one of the best forums I've ever come across. The vast amounts of information and inspiration are very helpful to new owners. And there is a shocking abscence of bickering, oversensitivity and internet tough guys that seem all too common on other forums. With that said, it's about damn time to start talkn bout Comanches... I've had my eye on getting a Comanche for a couple years. Started seriously looking last January, had a few slip through my fingers, but finally got one in
  15. Ok so I have an 89 jeep comanche 2wd with the 4.0 inline 6 automatic trans. I am thinking of buying this 86 jeep comanche 4wd with Gm 2.8l v6 automatic trans! Will the transfer out of that bolt up to my tans or no!
  16. This build thread is mostly to show my progress on my cousin's ATV. He is letting me borrow it while he is in the Marine Corp I just need to get it running again lol. Pictures will come soon.
  17. ok guys i need some help on deciding how I'm going to proceed with my swap. i have a 87 Jeep Comanche, I6 2wd 5spd stick. i also have a 96 jeep cherokee I6 4x4 Auto trans. I'm wanting to take these 2 and make my Comanche 4x4 with the auto trans, but I'm not quite sure how to do it. I'm doing this because my cherokee rusting out and has a salvage title and on its last leg, the comanche has perfect body and clean title Option one: lots of work, i swap the whole engine transmission t case and ALL the electronics ( harnesses computers dash ect) out of my cherokee into the comanche. this is all
  18. Well I'm starting my build. First, I must say there are many, many nice Comanche builds on this site. Lots of information and ideas to pull from. The truck is a 4X2 Jeep Comanche with a 4.0 and 5-speed. The goal is to build a reliable 4x4 truck, that can be driven daily. I'm going to start "Low Budget", and work up from there. In other words, I want to get the truck up and running, then start modifying from there. Example, I'm using the stock upper and lower control arms, however I have plans to change them out in the future. What I don't want is a 3 to 10 year build and never bei
  19. Well on a trail ride, I got stuck between a rock, and a rock. Front tire pressed up on a rock, and one rear wheel pressed up on a rock. The wheel base was just perfect to get jammed up. Gave it some throttle (just off idle), and POP! Guy behind me heard it. Said after the pop, only one of my rear tires spun. I have a locker, so both should turn. I make some adjustments, and I'm able to drive out. At this point, I'm thinking something in the locker popped. But as I keep going, the tire stays in the axle housing, but still only one tire has power. I'm in the middle of this run, and dec
  20. So I plan on doing the 4wd conversion to my 1989 2wd automatic 4.0L MJ. I obviously want the cheapest route and don't mind the work needed. I guess my question is, if i found another xj within the years 87-90 (renix) does everything swap right in? besides the rear driveshaft (I know that would have to be re-sized). I also have an automatic tranny right now and keeping it would be less costly and less work than getting a manual trans but would my ax4 be a good match up for a transfer case? Or would I have to swap the trans from a donor with a 4x4 auto? This is my first big project for m
  21. Picked up a Regular CAB HEMI 4X4. This is a project for my son. I have a 2004 RAM QC (4 door) with lots of mods. 426CI HEMI, ATS Transmission, built axles, and a few other performance items. But being a 4 door truck, it weighs a bit more then a 2 door. So, the plan is to move all the performance stuff to the 2 door. I may break one of my rules and actually lower a 4X4 :) . Some Pictures: When we picked it up Image Not Found Image Not Found Image Not Found This is the 4-door that we will take the parts out of : Image Not Found Image Not Found
  22. Hey, so i just picked up my first Comanche, its a 1987 4x4 2.5L 5 spd. sporTruck in red. It's a project to say the least, but I'm excited none the less. I'm pretty mechanically inclined and have all the tools and access to most of the machines to do most of what I need to, only major problems being: 1: Funds 2: Minor access to heated building to work on it in the frigid Illinois weather as my garage is not heated and my dads garage has two cars in the front heated garage and 3 cars in the heated shop in the back yard :fs1: he has more projects than me I think It has a few issues th
  23. i got my pats vehicle. I got a ax15. I'm taking that out today. I'm going to put all new seals in it and clean it up and then I'm going to swap it in. I need to know all the stuff thats needed for this swap. I got the cross member, shifter, case, and linkage. I have no idea what needs to be changed or bought for this. Thanks all!
  24. Hi, I have 1988 jeep comanche pioneer with a straight six and has a 5 speed manual. Currently I'm having over heating problems a lot of the lines for the radiator are cracked, brittle or broke right off. I'm wondering if anyone has some diagrams for the radiator and vacuum setup. Oh yeah, would really low oil cause the motor to over heat after starting up and driving a mile?
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