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Old 10-24-2013, 11:59 PM   #1
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Offroad beater or Use my new jeep...

Hey guys trying to decide about a possible offroad beater.. vs scratching my new jeep.. and potential damage being its my dd..

offroad beater ideas
Tj/yj/cj/wj/xj

Im 3 hours from cliffs. And I would like to beable to go there and not be worried about my dd..

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Old 10-25-2013, 12:00 AM   #2
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Are those models cheaper to mod?

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Old 10-25-2013, 12:15 AM   #3
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A TJ is not an off road beater. All of them are what you make them. They are old and some have been seriously molested others can be found pure stock. It all depends on what you want to do mud rocks trails.

The biggest difference is the getting to and from the trails. Long trips in my YJ are work and not as they would be in a new JK. That's the big drawback. But once off road the fun begins.

The new Jeeps are amazing and you can do a lot with them.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:22 AM   #4
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My point is a older model. Vs beating my current jeep up...
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:25 AM   #5
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My point is a older model. Vs beating my current jeep up... I know my jeep is capable. Just not intrested in beating it up. Breaking things on it.

Im not saying peoples tjs yjs etc r beaters. I just cant toeture my dd right now.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:26 AM   #6
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Build your new jeep to handle trails and balance as a dd...that's what I've done so far

The money you'll pay for another rig could buy some nice stuff for the current rig
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:28 AM   #7
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Are the mods for tjs/yjs/xjs etc cheaper than my jk?
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:30 AM   #8
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No...not really
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:43 AM   #9
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Hm... I do like the look of the older jeeps. Idk just feel like I should preserve the jk for alittle longer b4 I beat it up.
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:02 AM   #10
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Like I said...just mod it to not get beat up and still drive well on a daily basis...best of both worlds for you. That's what I've done with mine so far and will continue to do.
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:08 AM   #11
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I'll give it to XJ for the capability and price. You got longer wheel base and a whole lot cheaper than wranglers. Save the money for mods..

But with extra dough, go with TJ for your convertible fun.
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:17 PM   #12
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Wait are we talking jeeps here or what!?! Dont beat it up, dont want to break it, CHEAP Mods!! Blasphemy!! jeeps are offroad beasts point and fact, shouldnt be babied (minus of course still being able to drive them if its dd) but if its dd just dont go crazy rockcrawling haha and if you mud it then clean it... Good as new!

If you want a sports car jeep is the wrong place. Maybe this is why the jeep brand is on a down turn with new models...
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:22 PM   #13
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just dont go crazy rockcrawling haha..
With a wrangler on trail, how can you not go crazy!
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:06 PM   #14
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I use my JK for easy stuff for the same reason you gave but I originally had a YJ that I use for more difficult trails.
You can find YJ's for descent prices and with little upgrades you can have fun with that
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:31 AM   #15
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my opinion is to not rag out your dd..keep it dependable and buy an older model to give hell
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I'll give it to XJ for the capability and price. You got longer wheel base and a whole lot cheaper than wranglers. Save the money for mods..

But with extra dough, go with TJ for your convertible fun.
What he said.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:53 AM   #17
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Don't know how well this translates over, but I'm a long time motorcycle rider and it usually seems to be trouble when you get too crazy on your DD. Riders will keep their DD comfortable, and buy a used (maybe slightly beaten) offroad ride that doesn't hurt much if it gets badly damaged or severely beaten. Maybe it's because I'm living like a married college student, but I know I wouldn't want to pour out money on my DD (after messing something up) so that I could still make it to work/school.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:20 AM   #18
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Offroad it, just don't go extreme if your having second thoughts about it..
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:29 AM   #19
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So im going to put some new wheels/tires on my jk and get it to the point of where im proud of it. Than getting a xj/zj/yj/tj to beat up. Thanks 4 the opinions.
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I bought an '03 a year ago, it only had 29k on it. The top was sun damaged to the point of replacing it. The body didn't have a blemish anywhere, and the paint was perfect (being black, that's saying something), no rust anywhere, AND HAD THE ORIGINAL WINDSHIELD WITH NO CHIPS OR CRACKS!!!!!
Being said, I've gone wheeling a half-dozen times in it, and it's my DD (now with 80k) the paint looks like someone used a rake to scrub it clean, windshield has two sm cracks and countless rock chips in it, the grill paint looks like someone used it for a BB GUN target practice, and a couple of small dings in the body.
NONE of this came from the trails I explored, all highway collateral damage. Looks better to me now, than when I got it.
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