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Old 06-25-2011, 10:07 AM   #1
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Looking for a Wrangler but wondering if its worth to buy a TJ over YJ?

So my jeep will be used for weekends and nothing else. I own a YJ and was wondering if its worth upgrading to a TJ? I hate the facts that it now has airbags etc since you don't really need those in an offroad situation.

Anyone went through this before while searching for their jeeps? BTW my YJ is a 4cyl 5speed.

Thanks so much for helping the newbie!

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Old 06-25-2011, 12:19 PM   #2
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Get a 6cyl TJ.

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Old 06-25-2011, 12:21 PM   #3
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Hey thanks so much PT! That's what I was thinking but question was is it really worth switching considering it is not my daily driver and mostly in the garage. It has no top and the only time I use it is when we go up in the mountains or cruise around?

Sorry for some noobie questions but really need to find out before I spend a ton of $$ on my YJ lol
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:21 PM   #4
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if its strictly a trail rig i think the yj's are a little more rugged but for a combination of road comfort and trail capability you can not go wrong with a tj, i absolutley love mine
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:44 PM   #5
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Thanks old blue! Well it will be like one of those which can be called a combination of the two and hence i am leaning towards the TJ.

Do you guys disable the airbags on your wrangler when offroading? Now I wonder if I can move all my aftermarket parts to the TJ like the seats, center console, bumpers wheels etc

Thanks again to everyone who is helping out here
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You don't need to disable the airbags...I never have and was advised by the dealer ( I worked for a jeep dealer for 4 years) that it's a non issue.
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I went from a CJ7 to a TJ. As time passes I will probably end up with a JK. Point is we will all end up upgrading to a newer version as we get older. I look forward to installing those Smittybilt armor fenders on my future JK. There is a lot of nice stuff out there for the JK.
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:28 PM   #8
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I went from a CJ7 to a TJ. As time passes I will probably end up with a JK. Point is we will all end up upgrading to a newer version as we get older. I look forward to installing those Smittybilt armor fenders on my future JK. There is a lot of nice stuff out there for the JK.
personally i will never go to a jk, i dont like how they look and i dont want all the bells and whistles inside my jeep, its just more things to break. I bought my jeep cause its big rough and ready. If i wanted all the gizmos id of bought a hummer
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:38 PM   #9
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i would keep the yj if it's not a daily driver and you only use it for occasional outings.
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Get a 6cyl TJ.
X2 if your goin to keep the yj atleast upgrade that 2.4l
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Thanks again. So far I have not tested the offroading capabilities so I can't say if the i4 is good enough or not but I know for sure that the 8cyl in my GX is a dream during the offroading trips.

I am leaning towards keeping the YJ for now but time will tell. Yes it is not a daily driver and the last time I even took it out was couple of months ago so no bells and options needed.
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Put the money into the YJ ! If it was at least 70/30 offroad/onroad I'd consider the TJ, But for something that sits in the garage that much when not wheelin, why spend the money to buy a TJ then put money into it to make it trail capable when you can just improve the YJ and be further ahead??
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agreed!

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