post #1 of Old 04-08-2008, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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1986 year worth it?

Hey all,

I currently have a XJ but I miss having a truck, so I've been looking into getting a Comanche. There is a 1986 for $500 down the road. After looking at the stock specs and a little research, it has the 2.8 v6, torqueflight transmission, and NP207 t-case. I'm not gonna be offroading or anything, basically a using it for an occansional dd and to throw stuff in the back.

Will these parts hold up? Is it worth it? Extra power would be nice in Salt Lake City. Even though these are hard to find, should I just wait and try to find a 87+ comanche with the 4.0 and better tranny etc?


I sold my XJ. Now I want one again.
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post #2 of Old 04-09-2008, 07:27 PM
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Its really up to you, I own a 86 mj with the 2.8 and the TQ 904 auto witch i swapped for a AX4 manual and a 231 t-case. the truck will spin the one wheel with the manual but it is a dog with the auto and sad to say the 2.8 is not the best motor thats why i have a 2.5 EFI to swapp with. I say hold out for a 87+ year mj unless you just really really want one, and try offering $300.00 thats what i gave for mine with a rust free body.
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post #3 of Old 04-09-2008, 08:22 PM
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If it runs good, it could be a great truck. I've had my 86 (2.8L/stick) for years and it's held up just fine.
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