Comanche Frame Stiffening Advice - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Cherokee & Comanche Forums > MJ Comanche Technical Forum > Comanche Frame Stiffening Advice

Savvy FOX IFP 4" Lift Shocks in StockSavvy/Currie Aluminum Control ArmsSavvy Aluminum Gas Tank Skid

Reply
Unread 08-27-2013, 04:16 PM   #1
TrucksBootsNGun
Registered User
1988 MJ Comanche 
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Flagstaff, ARIZONA
Posts: 46
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!

TrucksBootsNGun is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-19-2013, 10:25 PM   #2
tnadanzig
Senior Member
 
tnadanzig's Avatar
2007 WK 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Posts: 596
I would use the TNT frame stiffeners for the XJ and just add some length. They also make a belly pan for the MJ. You only really need to protect the vitals which the belly pans do. Or you would just add some 3/16 steel or make another plate in a area you are worried about.
__________________
CB Engineering
CB-engineer.com
2008 3.0L CRD WK LTD - Wifes, GDE DPF Delete Tune, Turbo Resonator Delete, 3" Intercooler, Addcoo Rear Sway Bar, 3.07 gears
2007 3.0L CRD WK LTD - Stage 2 Custom Spooling Tune, Go Fast Parts
Pro-lite Build
2003 F250 6.0L CCLB - Gearhead Tunes
tnadanzig is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-20-2013, 06:01 PM   #3
chris87xj
Moderator
 
chris87xj's Avatar
1987 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: 3rd rock from sun
Posts: 6,696
TNT are indeed popular with the xj crowd.
This thread is old too but still has relevant discussion. Pre made unibody stiffeners. What are you running?
One pan would be enough to bring some unity to the center area.
chris87xj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.