Old vs Old: Did Off-Roading in the Eighties Suck or Was It Glorious? | Cheap Jeep Challenge S2 Ep.6 (Video)

Cheap Jeep Comanche vs Suzuki Samurai off-road comparison review
Cheap Jeep Comanche vs Suzuki Samurai

Here is precisely what happens when you take a 1987 Suzuki Samurai and a 1988 Jeep Comanche on a difficult Rocky Mountain trail. Did off-roading in the eighties suck or was it glorious? We find out on this episode of Cheap Jeep Pickup Challenge.

Suzuki Samurai

This little off-roader is all stock. It has a small carbureted engine with about 70 horsepower, solid axles, a frame, and 26-inch tires. What it lacks in size and power, it makes up in light weight and charm. The Samurai has been practically bullet proof for us over the last several months, but can it conquer the Pennsylvania Gulch trial?

Jeep Comanche

Of course, this video series is all about this – a 1988 Jeep Comanche pickup truck that we have recently modified. This truck has a 6-foot bed, and straight six engine, a modern 3-inch Teraflex lift, Falcon shocks, and 33-inch BFGoodrich KM3 tires.

Oh yea, the Comanche also has a new exhaust system that makes the mighty Jeep engine sound very mean.

This truck looks like it can conquer most trails, but will it do better than the little Suzuki? Neither one of these truck have locking differentials and the trail is very washed out this year. This is not going to be easy! Will there be damage? Check it out!