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Just bought a 88 commanche yesterday for $400. 2.5 4cylinder with 5speed manual. Not sure if 4wd though. Was too excited and forgot to check. Picking it up next weekend. Can't figure how how to post a pic. Help???

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That's what I was thinking mnkyboy. And I definitely do. First I just wanna get it running and 4wd swap. I have a spare set of 31's I'm gonna throw on for now. How much lift will it need to clear them? I've never touched a commanche before

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It looks like there might be a small air gap in the intake.  

 

 

Looks like fun.

thats a random art sitting in the engine bay lol. But he'll I'll take free parts

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It looks like there might be a small air gap in the intake.  

 

 

Looks like fun.

thats a random art sitting in the engine bay lol. But he'll I'll take free parts

 

hahahaha

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Depending on where you are located I have a transfer case out of an 89 laying around I don't need, its mated to an aw4 auto but that won't work with the 2.5. I have the front dana 30 from the 89 too if you want a CAD axle.

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... I've never touched a commanche before

 

:shake: Nor have you paid attention to the badge on the fender.  :D

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Just going to take a wild guess and say that, considering the algae growth on it, it doesn't run. Fix that part before you think about lifting it. I also see what looks like a lot of very badly spread Bondo on that bed.

 

It looks like you have a lot of work to do before even considering turning it into a "mud truck." In any case, good luck!

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Obviously I'm gonna get it running and driving before everything else. I already bought a battery, distributor, plugs, and wires and a new fuel filter just for good measure and the bondo I don't care about. It's getting a rattle can camo paint job

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Depending on where you are located I have a transfer case out of an 89 laying around I don't need, its mated to an aw4 auto but that won't work with the 2.5. I have the front dana 30 from the 89 too if you want a CAD axle.

I'm in New Jersey. And my parents live in kingston ny so I have easy access to both areas

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I don't think you are going to get it running without major expense.

 

Some things just should not happen.

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Jeep driver. I pulled a 78 f150 out of a field. Had been sitting for 8 years and it fired right up with some fresh fuel and a battery.

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Ok so I picked up a Dana 30 and np231 tcase for $50. Tcase needs a rebuild. Where's the best place to get the rebuild kit at a fair price

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Alec,

 

I was trying to lead you to study for yourself......much reading is required.

 

The 2WD AX5 that you have will need to be replaced with a 4WD AX5.......they are NOT the same. You cannot just swap a tail shaft.

 

 

Further, your Comanche is not a F150, the likelihood of you puring in fresh gas and a new battery and having it fire up is next to 0.....nil.

 

 

You really need to read up.

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The tail shaft housing that's on the back of every transmission which allows either a transfer case to be bolted on or turns the output shaft into a yoke. I think you need to do some reading as well if you don't know what a tailshaft is

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