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Old 11-17-2005, 11:18 AM   #1
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Hello ya'll, thanks for the awsome site. Not very familure with Wranglers, but I'm wanting to get one...R-E-A-L---B-A-D! If there's anyone from SoCal around to help me find one please let me know. And any tips on buying a used Wrangler would be VERY much appriceated. Weaknesses and streangths and all.

Oh, yeah, and my spelling sucks. Just a warning.

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Old 11-17-2005, 12:28 PM   #2
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welcome.. and don't worry about the spelling, we don't take points off for that..yet...LOL As for getting a wrangler, there are two main types the YJ and the TJ style. both very different from each other.. YJ;s ran from 87-95 Tj's from 96 (released as a 97 model) to present. Like anything there are pro's and con's to each. The single biggest difference to me would be the YJ's have leaf springs as the suspenion where the TJ use coil springs and control arms. I am sure some other folks will chime in with other thoughts... but in the mean time do some reading up here on the forum, visit the TJ and YJ sections ask some more q's and have fun.

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Old 11-17-2005, 06:28 PM   #3
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Very cool, thanx. Well, as I've been looking through all the posts, I've even thrown the Cherokee in the mix to concider. Not what I really want, but I think it will definatily do what I need. And they ain't bad looking either. Thanks again!
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:54 PM   #4
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Forget the grocery gittin' Cherokee. Get you a short wheel base Jeep.

Welcome to the forum. There's plenty of Jeep knowledge to be shared here.
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Old 11-17-2005, 11:38 PM   #5
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x2 on forgetting the cherokee! the wrangle is what you need. can you take the doors off a cherokee?? the top?? well, easily anyway? owning a swb jeep is an experience in its own and deserves to be had by everyone! welcome to the board and don't be shy about asking questions. we've got some of the best and nicest jeep guys around! (i thinkm anyway)
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Old 11-18-2005, 09:17 AM   #6
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Forget the Cherokee. It's only Jeep's entry in the mini van market.

Short wheel base is the only way to go! Get the wrangler and watch everything else in the mirrors.
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Old 11-18-2005, 10:21 AM   #7
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yeah I know I will catch hell for this, but the XJ can do really well off-road. Think about it for a 2nd. They where running coil spings years before it was in style in the front.. and out back, most had spring overs. TONS of storage space. You could even find some with a dana 44. Oh and yeah I had one.. 96 model fun but as stated you can't put the top down and then there was that issue if you parked it off camber you might not be able to get the doors open or closed due to the uni-body.. LOL
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welcome.. and don't worry about the spelling, we don't take points off for that..yet...LOL As for getting a wrangler, there are two main types the YJ and the TJ style. both very different from each other.. YJ;s ran from 87-95 Tj's from 96 (released as a 97 model) to present. Like anything there are pro's and con's to each. The single biggest difference to me would be the YJ's have leaf springs as the suspenion where the TJ use coil springs and control arms. I am sure some other folks will chime in with other thoughts... but in the mean time do some reading up here on the forum, visit the TJ and YJ sections ask some more q's and have fun.
You forgot the MOST IMPORTANT difference. The YJ has funky square headlights. The TJ has the round ones, just like Jeep intended
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You forgot the MOST IMPORTANT difference. The YJ has funky square headlights. The TJ has the round ones, just like Jeep intended
Greg...shhh.. don't let amerijeep hear you say that, he will dive into his, "hey they are rectangular not square speech".
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Greg...shhh.. don't let amerijeep hear you say that, he will dive into his, "hey they are rectangular not square speech".

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