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Old 01-15-2013, 07:39 AM   #31
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If I trade out the Xterra I will most likely go with a LJ I think I am fooling myself if in to thinking I can get away with the space of a TJ.


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Old 01-15-2013, 08:38 AM   #32
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If I trade out the Xterra I will most likely go with a LJ I think I am fooling myself if in to thinking I can get away with the space of a TJ. Sent from my iPhone using AutoGuide.com Free App
That would be a wise decision. When you take out the back seat, its almost like a mini pickup truck back there. My wife removed the back seat on our LJ and its in the attic resting comfortably.

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Old 01-15-2013, 09:19 AM   #33
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I love my LJ

It was worth the wait.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:56 PM   #34
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If I trade out the Xterra I will most likely go with a LJ I think I am fooling myself if in to thinking I can get away with the space of a TJ.

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As a fellow Xterra owner, the Xterra feels massive compared to my LJ. If we are taking more than backpacks and the dog, we take the X and leave the LJ at home.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:32 PM   #35
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I like the Tj better... But this past weekend when I got my new tv it fit but the end sat on top of the tailgate and I said damn if I had a LJ it would of fit lol

LJ will be worth more in the future since they are rare
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:35 PM   #36
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Stretched TJ is my vote. I like the 10" more wheelbase that a LJ gives, but i'm just not a fan of that 15" longer body (breakover angle would hang up on the trails i like to run). I stretched my TJ to 104, and LOVE it. Front tires hang in front of the front bumper, and the rear tires hang behind the back bumper I guess the 42's help with that though
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:33 AM   #37
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Have two dogs, getting in/out of my TJ is a mission when the soft top is on, impossible with hard top - large dogs.
LJ looks tempting....buuut not enough that I would EVER get rid of my TJ
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:19 AM   #38
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i vote lj, my uncle bought his new in 06 and loves it. i got lucky and found a 05 built identical to his by the same shop. gotta love the extra room and there cool looking built.


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Old 01-16-2013, 06:41 AM   #39
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Love my LJ.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:12 PM   #40
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I went LJ after owning a TJ. Cant take all my little girls' stuff in my old TJ. Over all i believe the LJ is 18 inches longer but the wheel base is only 10 inches longer. Also when lifting them up it is easier to go higher with the longer rear drive line, you have less of an angle to worry about, without pointing your pinion up past 15 degrees and wrecking your rear end.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:56 PM   #41
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I have had my LJ for a week and a half and I love it more every day!
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:11 PM   #42
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If you think you might want an LJ, then you should probably go with the LJ. Otherwise you will probably always wonder if you should have gone with the LJ and have regrets.

Personally I never even considered an LJ because I don't like the way they look and don't need the extra space. I have seen some decent looking LJ's that were lifted but I still thought every one of them would look better if it was a TJ. That is just my personal opinion. If I bought one it would be only because I found a great deal and intended to flip it immediately.

Its sounds like you have no issue with the looks and might need/want the space so you should go with the LJ.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:33 PM   #43
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YESYESYES LJ all the way!
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:49 PM   #44
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It's amazing what a difference 10" makes in the ride as well as the room. As for looks, LJs really need to be lifted (and the hardtop looks "puffy"), but TJs look too short, especially when they're lifted.


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