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Jeep Comanche?

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by darood01, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. darood01

    darood01 Member
    from GR, MI
    Messages: 75

    Is it worth buying on for less then $500? It is a 1988 with the inline 6 with 165,000 miles. I would use it as a back up or is it not worth dealing with since reading the whole uni-body deal. I have only residential and one small 20 spot parking lot? The body is in good condition.
  2. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 502

    If not rusty, it sounds like a great deal, the 4.0L is a great engine.

    There is a lot of hear-say about Cherokee/Commanche uni-bodies, but that is mostly from people who have never plowed with one.

    Many posts in this thread are pro-Cherokee/Commanche written by ACTUAL OWNERS. :D
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2009
  3. bigmuny

    bigmuny Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Buy it..if you don't want it send me the info and I will buy it...
  4. watchamakalit

    watchamakalit Member
    Messages: 65

    Comanche's make great plow trucks for small lots and driveways. I wouldn't wanna tackle the Walmart superstore lots with one. That being said stick a 7-7.5' blade on it and some decent tires along with a little ballast in the bed and enjoy. The 4.0L is a virtual tank. You will enjoy a long and loving relationship with a legend in the Jeep community if you choose the Comanche.
  5. oldrusty

    oldrusty Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I have been plowing the last three seasons with my 89 comanche. I love plowing with that little truck. I do mostly residential drives and a couple small lots. Just have to remember its not a bulldozer.lol....
  6. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645


    I had a Brand New 1987 Commanche with the 4.0IL six and auto 4x4 with a 7' Fisher plow on it. It was in the top three plow trucks I ever had! Put a set of real snow tires and a little bit of ballast in the back it is will go through anything!. I use to plow out an entire industrial park with mine 10 buildings and three streets, plus 15-20 other accounts. I had it for 8 years never once did that truck break! I moved the plow to a Cherokee, and again another great plow truck. I would never fear a XJ unibody, they are very Tough as good as a full framed Dakota, or S10 but better driveline.
  7. FBNemo

    FBNemo Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    NICE comanche you have. :salute:
    I finally got my 89 MJ back from my college daughters this past summer. Been updating the MJ and giving it the TLC it needed to be a more reliable DD.
    I have a 4.0L, AT, 4" lift with 31" Mastercraft M/T's. This past fall, I wanted to install my Ford 8.8 in the rear with LSD and 4.10 gearing. The front would get the same gear change and a possible lockright. Maybe this spring?
    Love using the SNOWBEAR blade on my driveway and friends. Light and simple to move around. Don't have much in it so I can have the blade sit, if needed.
    Here is a pix of the MJ pushing some snow from past year...
  8. Jeff Hughes

    Jeff Hughes Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    FBNEMO.... hi there
  9. 86 CJ

    86 CJ Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 306

    If you know how to work on a Jeep Engine...The GET IT...
    Perfect plow truck!!!!