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Zone Offroad: 1990 Jeep Comanche

Posted in Ultimate Adventure: 2011 on November 1, 2011
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Photographers: 4 Wheel & Off-Road Staff

Driver: Dave DeVormer
Co-Driver: Carter Reed
Stomping Grounds: Coldwater, MI
If the glow-green Zone Comanche doesn’t grab your attention, then we’re not sure what will. The Zone crew, Dave DeVormer and Carter Reed, was just as outgoing as the truck they drove. This modern rendition of a long-ago Jeep was one of the most unusual rigs on the adventure. Like most good suspension companies, Zone used this wheeling outing as a testbed for some of its new products. Though they did break a few axleshafts at the start of the trip, Dave and Carter quickly had the Jeep put back together and went on to push their multilink MJ through some of the toughest trails the Midwest had to offer.


  • Engine: 4.0L bored 0.030 over with 3.895 stroke
  • Transmission: AX-15
  • Transfer Case: NP231 with slip-yoke eliminator
  • Front Axle: Mopar Military J8 high-pinion Dana 44, ARB Air Locker, Superior 5.38 gears
  • Rear Axle: Mopar Military J8 Dana 60, ARB Air Locker, Superior 5.38 gears


  • Springs & Such: Custom Zone 4-link front with 14-inch Travel Fox coilovers, Zone 4-link rear with 16-inch travel Fox coilovers
  • Tires & Wheels: 40x13.50 Maxxis Trepador Radials on 17x9 Mickey Thompson Sidebiter wheels with internal beadlocks
  • Steering: High steer with Reid knuckles


  • Warn 9.5XP, Rigid LED light bar, Hi-Lift jack, dual Optima YellowTop batteries, custom bumpers and subframe, plated Unitbody, Warn onboard air, PRP seats, 15-gallon fuel cell, 117-inch wheelbase

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