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post #1 of 8 Old 04-11-2008, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Just bought

a 90' comanche for 500 buckaroos. wasn't running when i bought, trailer it home, bled out some air outa the fuel rail and fired right up. I feel like a god damn bank robber. its got a few little odds and ends that need fixing, but over all awesome condition. though i'd share a few pics.

Pretty Maids all in a row, i'll take the one on the left, she's perfect.

So the question is do i sell it, make a few bucks and spend the profit on the xj, or live with the renix devil and build her up?

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post #2 of 8 Old 04-11-2008, 08:25 PM
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great buy, you thief

i have looked everywhere down here for one and have come up empty. that is a great find.

Miss Amy's sensibilities and the language filter prevent me from telling you what I really think about you.

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post #3 of 8 Old 04-11-2008, 10:08 PM
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yeah, you should definitely do a minimum of 3 to 10 for that heist! Wow!

you've definitely got options on what to do with it. i recently was able to pull off a similar deal, 87 Laredo 2WD rust free. owner couldn't figure out why it kept stalling (4cyl) and didn't have time or money to really dig in to it. i didn't even bother with the engine myself because it started and ran, just really rough, so i figured someone more qualified could get it running right if the wanted, but i knew the value was in the condition it was in. so, i bought it for some fresher parts, i.e. seat covers and some interior trim knowing i'd flip it. i was able to do that and found the perfect owner. he had a rust bucket 86 with low mileage drivetrain so he's swapping everything over. i made a few bucks and he got a cherry body in fully optioned laredo trim, so a win-win for sure.


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post #4 of 8 Old 04-12-2008, 10:27 AM
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MAN, what a find. fix Her up. Me , myself and I would keep both of them.
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post #5 of 8 Old 04-13-2008, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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the xj stays no matter what. I just always thought that the renix systems was god awful and should be avoided at allcosts. So what are the main weaknesses and strengths of the renix engines?

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post #6 of 8 Old 04-13-2008, 06:02 PM
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easier to work on (don't need a scanner, just a multimeter and a manual)
more low end torque
knock sensor

Ummm..... I can't think of any. Maybe that it's harder to find low mileage versions?

-88 MJ; 4.0L, ex-2wd, TJ ax15/231, 78 Ford D44 w/spool, 9" w/posi, 33" trXus MTs, custom roll-bar/bumpers/etc.
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post #7 of 8 Old 04-13-2008, 06:50 PM
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The only thing I have found is a small lack of HP, but the are stil good. and a lot more vaccum leaks. I like the 92 or new 4.0l engines, but I still have a 89 comanche. I show the wife your pictures, said you could double your money if it is an automatic.
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post #8 of 8 Old 04-16-2008, 11:13 PM
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I would give my left nut to find one in that good of condition for sale around here... let alone for 500 dollars!

If you don't need it or really want it, sell it to someone who'll be happy and keep it running well/looking pretty (someone like me, not me though, too far away)!

Originally Posted by ceb0217;
I live with in an hour of the coast so getting sea foam is easy, but isnt the salt bad for the fuel system??? and how about the people that live farther away can you just foam up water and sea salt ??? if so what kind of mix do I use ??? 1table spoon to a gal of water??? and then how do I "foam it up" mabe a little soap????
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Using pure N2 is a total waste of money considering you can get 78% nitrogen for free.
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