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Old 03-24-2013, 06:48 PM   #1
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93 yj v.s. 98 tj

Hello Everyone,

Lurker turned member looking for some opinions on my choice in the long run where it comes to selecting the Jeep I end up putting money into.

A little back story. Summer of last year my Father purchased a 93TJ with about 90k miles on it. I ended up buying it from the old man and put new carpet, new radio, speaker bar, new tires and about a 2" lift. With the plans to put more work into it. (has minor rust holes in passanger side floor, and minor rust on the body)

Fast forward a few months, Father buys a 93YJ for shits and giggles. Earlier this money the same family member buys a 82CJ7 for shits and giggles.

The YJ has a water leak coming from behind the dash every time it rains, needs some interior body work, but other wise is in great condition. New suspension/tires/lift and new paint job. Has about 120k miles on it.

If that makes sense at all, I'm asking for pros/cons on both because I'm indecisive to begin with, and both have minor issues and redeeming qualities.

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Old 03-24-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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Well what is the objective with the jeep? what engines are we talking about in each...

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Old 03-24-2013, 06:56 PM   #3
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Both are 4 cylinder. Both would act as primary vehicle for the next 5-10 years depending on my success with landing a better paying job in the next year or so.

Still not sure what I want to do as customizing them, the YJ already has a 4inch suspension lift, the TJ is 2inches.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:34 PM   #4
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I have a 93YJ 2.5L too! I personally love my jeep and I wouldn't trade it for anything newer. The TJ will have more suspension options than the YJ but i like having all leaf springs, plus YJs are cheaper. It really comes down to if you want leaf springs or coil springs. The rest is personal preference.
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She's my 4 banger.
She's great when she gets down in low range, hard to control when she gets going, and always in need of my money. But she's a jeep and that's why I love her.
Plus, she has nice headlights..
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GooKZiLLA,
Have you had any rain water leaks come in behind the dash? I'm guessing where air vents are, Also behind the glove box.

Also debating on carpet or rhino lining the floor. thoughts?
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GooKZiLLA,
Have you had any rain water leaks come in behind the dash? I'm guessing where air vents are, Also behind the glove box.

Also debating on carpet or rhino lining the floor. thoughts?
Yes, I had one leak but it was only a clogged cowl drain. I just popped off the drain, rinsed it out real good with the hose, and popped it back on. Never had a problem after that. I even clipped off the crimped end of the cowl drain to try and prevent clogging in the future.

As for bedlining the interior.. Yes I've only heard good things, I am actually going to order a black monstaliner kit to do it myself when I get my next paycheck. I don't have very many good experiences with rhino liner, so i stay away from them. Line-X is the best, but very expensive. Raptor liner is a fantastic affordable path if you wanna do a spray-on and I've read good things about monstaliner for a good roll-on.
Take note that the carpet is there for a comfort reason, the floor gets hot without the carpet, even with bedliner. Im probably gonna put some rubber mats on top of the bedliner because i ride barefoot alot haha.
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She's my 4 banger.
She's great when she gets down in low range, hard to control when she gets going, and always in need of my money. But she's a jeep and that's why I love her.
Plus, she has nice headlights..
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That was my first guess about the leak. It was full of dirt/leaves and and paint chips. Blasted it with air and it helped a bit. Used a hose for a good half hour to find my leaks but still no luck.

She's pretty loud for a 4 banger, was hoping the carpet would help quiet it down. Hmm.
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That was my first guess about the leak. It was full of dirt/leaves and and paint chips. Blasted it with air and it helped a bit. Used a hose for a good half hour to find my leaks but still no luck.

She's pretty loud for a 4 banger, was hoping the carpet would help quiet it down. Hmm.
I see. you can always search the forum for other causes to a leak behind the dash. There is a million and one threads that can help, jeep people are very helpful.
As for noise, I have carpet atm and its very loud too. I don't think the carpet helps much, at least not enough to have to deal with cleaning it when the carpet is dirty. Its a PITA. I imagine its ten times easier to just be able to pull the drain plugs and spray the tub out with a hose.

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She's my 4 banger.
She's great when she gets down in low range, hard to control when she gets going, and always in need of my money. But she's a jeep and that's why I love her.
Plus, she has nice headlights..
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