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Old 08-16-2011, 10:23 PM   #1
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Keep YJ or buy TJ

I have a 1987 YJ w/ 171k, Calif most of it's life, no rust but a few dings and scrapes.

The jeep is kept at our beach house in NC, and is used whenever we are there as a beach jeep and running errands. It is well suited for what I need but I've been thinking about looking for a TJ 2000 -2004, with 50-80k.

What do yall think?
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:25 PM   #2
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Tjs gona be alot more money. if your happy with the YJ sit tight.

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Old 08-16-2011, 10:26 PM   #3
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Keep the YJ it looks great! Where in NC ?
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:40 PM   #4
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I like the YJ. going to be saving to get one in the future. so I would say keep the YJ and also pick up a TJ
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Tj will flex a lot better than that YJ. If you don't do a lot of wheeling then I say keep the yj. The tj will also have a better inside goodies but that about it.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:00 AM   #6
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Keep the YJ it looks great! Where in NC ?
Corolla, on the north end of the outer banks. We are about a 1/2 mile from the end of 12.

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I like the YJ. going to be saving to get one in the future. so I would say keep the YJ and also pick up a TJ
LOL.......I'm already up to 5 vehicles and I only have a 1 car garage to keep it in at the beach house.

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Tj will flex a lot better than that YJ. If you don't do a lot of wheeling then I say keep the yj. The tj will also have a better inside goodies but that about it.
Everytime we drive the Jeep it is going offroad, I never have more than 14psi in the tires ! Flex and a smoother quieter ride on the beach and trails is the #1 reason for trading up to a TJ
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:53 AM   #7
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Keep the YJ. In the past 20 years I have had a CJ, YJ, and 3 TJ's. I currently have a TJ and only have it because I couldn't find a decent rust free YJ. Don't listen to any BS about a YJ not being as good off road as a TJ because I built and wheeled the crap out of ALL of my jeeps. Yes, the TJ has a nicer interior and might flex a little better. But the YJ has a much simpler suspension (easier to mod, etc.), cool square headlights, and a more spartan interior. Overall, I think they are easier and less costly to build for the trail as well.

Before the TJ fans get riled up, remember, I have a TJ now. I still really dig my TJ.
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Everytime we drive the Jeep it is going offroad, I never have more than 14psi in the tires ! Flex and a smoother quieter ride on the beach and trails is the #1 reason for trading up to a TJ

Put an OME suspension on it. They ride nearly as nice as a stock TJ and flex as well as any lifted TJ.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:14 PM   #9
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Keep the YJ, save the money.

You gonna be there Labor Day weekend?
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:53 AM   #10
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Keep the YJ, save the money.

You gonna be there Labor Day weekend?
Nope, we've been here for two weeks, leaving on Sat, back to reality
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:45 AM   #11
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Thanks to Irene, neither will we!

How'd you fare at that end of 12? I know about the lower end already.
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:51 AM   #12
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Thanks to Irene, neither will we!

How'd you fare at that end of 12? I know about the lower end already.
House is fine, we lost 15 shingles, which is fine considering the storm ran right over the top of our house.

Hatteras is screwed again, new inlets cut, houses lost. Lots of soundside flooding, many people had 3-5 ft of water in their lower levels
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:02 PM   #14
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House is fine, we lost 15 shingles, which is fine considering the storm ran right over the top of our house.

Hatteras is screwed again, new inlets cut, houses lost. Lots of soundside flooding, many people had 3-5 ft of water in their lower levels
Yeah, I've seen pics of the new inlets and the road. Major problems!

We've got to be in Jacksonville Sunday for a soccer game. It's killing me that I'm getting that close and can't go drive on the beach!!

Eventually we're having a beer together...about 2-3 miles north of your house!!
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:34 PM   #15
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Yeah, I've seen pics of the new inlets and the road. Major problems!

We've got to be in Jacksonville Sunday for a soccer game. It's killing me that I'm getting that close and can't go drive on the beach!!

Eventually we're having a beer together...about 2-3 miles north of your house!!
I'd love to......Where is your house, Swan Beach?
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Don't have a house at OBX, we have one at North Myrtle. But, I like the OBX area and am trying to get there a few times a year.
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:10 AM   #17
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that is a beautiful YJ. id keep it till it dies then go with a TJ
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Id never let go of that yj, looks good!
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Old 09-03-2011, 01:55 PM   #19
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Well that YJ is gonna be up for sale this fall ! Just picked up the TJ this morning
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Old 09-03-2011, 02:00 PM   #20
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I have a friend who's got a red TJ with the flares painted red: I like that look!

Send me the particulars on your YJ. I know someone who wants to sell her Liberty and get a Wrangler. Don't know what she wants, but I can tell her about yours. She's local to me, so about 4 hours from OBX (just south of Raleigh).
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Old 09-03-2011, 02:54 PM   #21
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1987 YJ 171,000 miles auto 4x4
Calif Jeep NO RUST but scrapes dings etc
New Bestop neoprene seats f&r
New carpet
New Bestop top and tinted windows
Alpine stereo and Alpine speakers in sound bar
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Jeep has been gone thru top to bottom, no engine or trans leaks, runs great
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I like the YJ. going to be saving to get one in the future. so I would say keep the YJ and also pick up a TJ
I have five other vehicles .......one jeep has to go !
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I have five other vehicles .......one jeep has to go !
Just food for thought, but imagine it being it the condition it is now, but 20 years from now!

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