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Unread 12-22-2011, 10:41 AM   #1
steffenhagen
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does a Longbed Comanche have good off road capability?

I bought a 1990 longbed Comanche a few months ago and I've been liking it, I haven't gotten around to off roading yet, which is pretty much what I bought it for, but hopefully I'll get a chance to take it pretty soon.

Anyways, all my friends with off road rigs are telling me my comanche won't have any off road capability due to it's long wheelbase. it's only 119.5 inches, is that too long for a good off road rig? or will it do fine?

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Unread 12-22-2011, 01:01 PM   #2
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People wheel long beds all the time, it'll workout great the only thing I'd be worried about is tight trails but it's the same with the grand wagoneers and J-10s they all do great offroad.
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Unread 12-23-2011, 04:42 PM   #3
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The worst part of a longbed is the departure angle. Prepare to drag your *** on everything. With some creative trimming, and a bumper worthy of taking some brunt, you'll do fine.

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Unread 12-23-2011, 06:07 PM   #4
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yes, the great departure angles....and mines a short bed, but the bumper works great as a skidder....lol
may have to try it again this spring with the added lift....
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Unread 12-26-2011, 05:20 AM   #5
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I have the same truck.. here is what I am doing with my bed and also going to cut off the frame...

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Unread 12-27-2011, 10:48 AM   #6
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LWB Comanches are very capable offroad. The longer wheelbase helps out in many situations. It helps if you don't care about body damage. Like my friend seen here on Escalator in Moab.

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Unread 12-29-2011, 02:36 PM   #7
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You should have any problems as long as you don't mind a little bumper dragging and maybe some scratches and dents on the bed
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