Im intrested in selling my TJ to get a YJ
what can you tell me about the diffrences in the two
besides the fuel injection
how diffrent is the ride
My TJ has 2.5-3.0 inch lift and bigger tires, the ride is a little bumpy. My YJ is all stock that I spent a lot of time painting and building the cosmetic parts. Here is my YJ....
My opinions are my personal experience and some might argue otherwise. please guys, no contest here....
The fuel Injection really makes a difference: My YJ carbs (new one that I put in) has always had issues in winter. I'm talking about 40 degree winter in NorCal not zero/subzero, it still plays games at the signals and at takeoffs. Summer it runs just fine.
I find it increasingly difficult to pass the CA smog every other year on my YJ. In 2008 it cost me about $1200 in repairs ( off course CA paid $500 for it-BTW they stopped this program) and I had to take to a "smog repair center" that was infested with low level scums.
My wife finds TJ difficult to climb in and out. Mostly because of lift/tires etc
The ergonomics on YJ is better that TJ: In TJ I feel I sit very much inside because of high dash board. It does not give that sunshine and free feeling...
The center console in TJ is annoying and sometime impedes in the gear changes...mostly because the gears on TJ has large travel angle between shifts.
No air bags on YJ:Hands down TJ, has two and passenger side can be turned off if needed.
ABS: TJ has it and YJ does not.
I find both models easy to maintain, I always had door latch issues on the inside. Relatively easy fix with door panels out and some metal strings
Life shouldn't be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly shouting....
As much as I love my YJ, I'm thinking of getting another TJ next year. The price has come way down on the 99-2000 models around here, many of them with very low miles. Since there's no snow/road salt here, a 70k creampuff is going to be rust free and around $6-8000 now. That's something I can handle.
i would like to find a 99-20 Tj with 70K --6cyl-manual-A/C--in great shape needing nothing , for 6-8 K !!!!!-----i live in crystal river and have a 99 Tj with 90K --6cyl--A/C--manual--new MT wheels and tires(31x10.50x15) i beautiful condition---never been off-road--garage kept------i would not take less than 9-10K for it-------and i have been offered that price range several times-------so if you find one like it for 6000 i am a buyer. bkrdoug