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11-19-2007 02:09 PM
Vector6 if you do buy it you can re-coup alot of your $ by selling the rims and tires..
11-19-2007 01:34 PM
Peevee I bought one brand new in 1989 it was a short bed 4x4 pioneer edition with the 4.0 and automatic transmission. I wish I still had it. I sold it when it had 178,000 miles and it still ran perfect.
11-19-2007 01:29 PM
lost I might go pick it up this weekend

so what do you all think?
11-19-2007 01:28 PM
lost

11-19-2007 01:27 PM
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11-19-2007 04:31 AM
jjseel Had I been more familiar to Jeeps, I think that I would have just done what I needed to get a differant tranny. That being said, my MJ was driven by a teenager who did some REALLY stupid stuff in it (some I am still hearing about). (i.e. was getting the oil changed in the company truck, heard tires screaming, saw smoke, then watched my MJ emerging from said cloud of smoke, with a riced out Honda on it's tail...)(yes, he denied it, at first). Not only did my son street race, but also (I am finding out) did quite a bit of mudding...but he doesn't understand how to go slow on trails, it was all about power slides and fishtailing. So even though the transmission was the weakest point of the truck, it still didn't get treated well.

Like I said before, I wish that I still had it!
11-18-2007 07:06 PM
lost thanks for the replies.

how bad is the pugeout trans?

there a local one for sale that has that trans and it's brand new, just replaced (which i guess says something about it )


here is some pictures of it:

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t...DSCN0751-1.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t...4/DSCN0752.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t...4/DSCN0750.jpg

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t...4/DSCN0749.jpg

hes asking a little more than $1k

do you all think its worth it or is it too much?
11-16-2007 05:11 PM
JCS05Rubi penguin in a cj has a 300k+ 4cyl 2wd 5spd comanche, runs like a top
11-16-2007 02:16 PM
pick from what I remember they were good little trucks. learned to drive in dad's 87, 4-cyl, 4 speed
11-16-2007 01:55 PM
AzTJ
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Originally Posted by jjseel View Post
Sorry, it was either a '87 or '88. Pioneer package, 4x4
Haha. Thats what our MJ is, '87 Pioneer 4x4. It does have the crappy 5-speed, but is getting pulled for an auto.
11-16-2007 02:43 AM
jjseel
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Cool truck! However, I too experienced problems with the slave cylinder, and mine had a Peugot transmission that was weak as water.
Sorry, it was either a '87 or '88. Pioneer package, 4x4, again, only problem was the slave cylinder and the tranny, if I knew then what I knew now, I would still have that little truck!
11-16-2007 02:24 AM
mr4x4 I never had a problem my mj now has 250,000 miles on it and it runs as good as new no smoke it doesnt burn oil it runs just as well as my tj does with 70,000 on it
11-16-2007 01:51 AM
jjseel Cool truck! However, I too experienced problems with the slave cylinder, and mine had a Peugot transmission that was weak as water.
11-16-2007 12:14 AM
woody_k I had a 1990 Comanche 2wd, 4 cyl and 4 sp stick shift.

The vehicle was great but I had 1 re-occuring mechanical problem. The slave cylinder kept going out and it is housed inside the bell housing. A tranny drop was needed for repair.

I don't know if that has ever been corrected or what is needed. I sold mine in 1998 when I bought my Dodge pickup.
11-15-2007 11:25 PM
AzTJ just like with a Cherokee, 87+ are the good years with the 4.0L and better. Make sure the sub-frame is straight and that rust is to a minimum. You can strengthen the whole thing with stiffeners, but that will add a lot of weight fast. I have one here, just need to fix the fuel pump and then then fun starts.
11-15-2007 11:12 PM
mr4x4
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unibody front, frame rails back
let me know if im wrong
you are right

look for the metric ton package (hard to find) thats the towing package it has the dana44 in the rear
if its a standard you want the ax15 tranny
heres mine right after the new paint job it has a 5.5 in. lift and 33's

11-15-2007 10:34 PM
lost
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and just to be sure, comanches have full frames right? no unibodies?
unibody front, frame rails back
let me know if im wrong
11-15-2007 10:21 PM
lost
Buying a Comanche?

What would one look out for when buying a jeep comanche? any "bad" years/motors/or/trannys??

Thanks a ton,
-Matt

and just to be sure, comanches have full frames right? no unibodies?

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