89 MJ Posted February 2 Share Posted February 2 February 2023 - The Comanche by the Sea Owned by @Scottybbythesea Build Thread-https://comancheclub.com/topic/65622-‘88-sportruck-4x4/ Year/Model - 1988 SporTruck, born 6/21/88. Originally sold at Nash Jeep Eagle Lawrenceville, GA. Drivetrain- Jasper 4.0L, Volvo V90 Fuel Injectors, rebuilt AW4 4 speed auto. 4x4, NPG 231, D30 with Posi-Lok and D35 rear. (326,000 miles and counting) Cooling- converted to open system with dual electric fans and hood vents. Auxiliary transmission cooler with separate gauge Electrical/Ignition- stock with the exception of improved grounds and C101 elimination. NickInTimeDesign REM2 Renix engine monitor Suspension/Steering- Skyjacker 3” lift with Bilstein 5125 series shocks, sway bar disconnects. Interior- blue with bench seat and column shifter. Pioneer head unit. A/C Brakes- stock disc/drum with WJ master and booster. Jegs proportioning valve, rear load sensing valve deleted. Lighting- stock, with direct to battery headlight relays and 4 6” KC daylighters. Exterior- repainted at some point, factory pearl white. 1986 XLS Comanche decals. Sliding rear window. Warrior products bumper / brush guard. Wheel & Tires- U.S. Wheel White 8 spoke 15 x 7, 5 x 4.5 Bolt Circle, 45 Back Spacing +13 offset “wagon wheels”. General Grabber AT 30x9.5-15. Misc- I couldn’t find an original short bed rollbar so I bought one from an old Toyota, cut it up, added 3” tube here and there and made my own. I used frame mounts I bought from a CC member. https://comancheclub.com/topic/66508-roll-bar-refit/ Best MJ story- I love small, old 80’s trucks and I have wanted a Comanche forever but could never find one that wasn’t rusted beyond help. As a last ditch attempt I set a notification for a saved Craigslist search that ran for years and on a random Friday afternoon a few years ago I got a hit that was only 30 minutes from my house on a Comanche I had never seen around. (In fairness I had only ever seen two others on the road). The transmission was shot but he only wanted $2500 as he was moving out of state soon. I didn’t hesitate, left work early and was the first one there. The seller said his phone had been blowing up. He started the truck and began showing me around it, but after about 2 minutes I told him to save his time… “I’m buying your truck right now mister”. I had the transmission rebuilt and adjusted the brake switch that controls the torque converter (which may have been what burnt up the transmission. Or it could have been the 323,000 miles on the truck) and it’s been a dream to own ever since. I constantly get comments and red light conversations when I drive it, I’ve caught people taking its photo when it’s parked and in traffic…and I live in a town full of exotic Lamborghinis and Ferraris. CC is Awesome! Why? - first off, it’s the only dedicated Comanche forum. It’s not a watered down sub forum on another Jeep site and therefore it’s overflowing with knowledgeable Comanche owners who are there solely for sharing their Comanches and their first hand info with other Comanche owners. Info that is very specific to Comanches. I have owned 12 other Jeeps, mostly SWB; everything from MB, CJ, YJ, XJ, TJ and JK but this is my first MJ. Where else would I go to learn about melted electrical connectors, the need to reground everything, how to save time by not replacing the fuel pump with anything but an OEM pump, where to find parts, as well as seeing and reading about so many cool surviving Comanches all throughout America? Plus there’s a lot of very cool and funny characters on here! Beautiful truck, Scotty! Thanks for the submission and excellent pictures! Fun fact, when I was building my truck, which was originally white, I wanted to do this same color and stripe combination. It looks great! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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