Comanche Frame Stiffening Advice
Hey guys recently bought an almost stock 1988 Comanche 4.0L only upgrades being I converted it an open radiator system and made my own custom rear bumper. I hear from a lot of people that the these things are easy to bend while recovering the truck, so naturally I would like to stiffen the frame before it happens. What is the best way to do so? I have a the 7' bed (which I believe means I have the Pioneer model which includes a stiffened bumper mounts from the towing package). I would like to add a winch at a later time so I assume the front needs to be stiffened as well. how far should I go in stiffening the middle of the frame? A book that came with the truck (High Performance Jeep Cherokee XJ Builder's Guide 1984-2001) recommends using the T&T Customs belly pan but I wondering since my truck is much longer than a Cherokee if that one pan will be enough. Sorry I know its a lot but I appreciate any help/advice/thoughts you guys have!