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Unread 03-15-2013, 08:06 AM   #1
350MJ
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I need advice on buying a comanche

Have come across a fellow who lives a little over an hour from me. He is selling a 87 Comanche with 4in. Suspension lift on 30 in. Tires. He has a high output online six from 92 in it and Dana 30 front 35 rear. I plan to go look at it next weekend, any advice on what to look for? And any idea of why you think it's worth, I know it needs painted soon it a very nice puke yellow and primer color now.

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Unread 03-15-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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Check for rust underneath and under the carpet. Let it run til it gets hot and check for leaks. What's he asking for it? Make sure 4wheel drive works.
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Unread 03-15-2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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Mileage, service records, DRIVE IT!, who did the engine swap? Pro or Joe?

Rust on the rockers and above the rear wheels wells is extremely common, but check for frame rust.

What is he asking for it?
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Unread 03-17-2013, 10:24 PM   #4
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I have yet to go see it, I've been working to much lately maybe next weekend or over my spring break I'll go see it. He is asking 1900 btw.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 12:01 AM   #5
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Hey check this out before you buy it

http://comancheclub.com/topic/13447-...ith-mj-owners/
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Unread 03-23-2013, 07:23 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice guys, it came in handy. I ended up not buying that MJ that I spoke of but instead bought another that was in much better shape for a bit more but worth it. again thank you all.
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Unread 03-23-2013, 07:24 PM   #7
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here it is
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Unread 03-23-2013, 09:59 PM   #8
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Yuck 2.8L! Everything else seems like good stuff, auto, 4x4, minimal rust. Nice score with the all black interior too, dem be rarre.
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Unread 03-23-2013, 10:45 PM   #9
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I have one and was told by my brother if i sold it he would kill me. I plan on putting a 4.5 in lift on it like I had on my 98 cherokee and 8.8 in the rear. It has the 4.0 with 5 speed and iv beat the crap out of it every week end.
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Unread 03-23-2013, 10:48 PM   #10
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I had the the 2.8 in one when I was 18 (im 29 now) and it sucked, It died one day and I sold it for $300. I didnt know what I had then.
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Unread 03-24-2013, 12:06 AM   #11
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its black now. And will run forever
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