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Old 12-08-2012, 03:50 PM   #31
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I didn't realize the rear seats lay down flat like that and was looking for a new overland vehicle. May have to take a closer look at the JKU. I originally ruled it out b/c i want to run 40's and was considering a full size pickup or Excursion with cut out flares. The TJ is much less refined, but fairly inexpensive to mod and extremely easy to work on. I have 4.88's and can cruise at 75-80 mph on the highway.


Yeah its all pretty flat once the seats are down, I am in the Army and have to be at work pretty early and have slept comfortably back there, the gap from the rear seat to the back floor I just bring the rear floor mat up to cover the gap and its a flat surface, Im 5'8" and still have plenty of room. All this talk really makes me hate selling it but still it needs to go.

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Old 12-08-2012, 06:55 PM   #32
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Hell, if your 5'8" you can pull The back seat out and fold The front passager seat forward and still lay down in The TJ. I'm 5'9" & have done it with a few inches to spare. Just know The TJ rides a lot rougher than The JK's do. Even with The rougher ride i'll take my paid for TJ over a JK with a monthly payment any day.

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:31 PM   #33
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Hell, if your 5'8" you can pull The back seat out and fold The front passager seat forward and still lay down in The TJ. I'm 5'9" & have done it with a few inches to spare. Just know The TJ rides a lot rougher than The JK's do. Even with The rougher ride i'll take my paid for TJ over a JK with a monthly payment any day.
Im gonna enjoy the roughr more of a real jeep ride!
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:30 PM   #34
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In my opinion the LJ will give you a better ride and more stability. Now for the negative it is just plain ugly and doesn't look like a jeep to me and I would not own one. That's just my opinion, because some love them.
Stay away from 05, 06 models, because of the OPDA issue and yes that is a serious issue with no solution so far from the manufacture.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:56 PM   #35
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In my opinion the LJ will give you a better ride and more stability. Now for the negative it is just plain ugly and doesn't look like a jeep to me and I would not own one. That's just my opinion, because some love them.
Stay away from 05, 06 models, because of the OPDA issue and yes that is a serious issue with no solution so far from the manufacture.
LJs are ugly and don't look like a jeep? Heh that's new info to me.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:15 PM   #36
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check the classifieds, you might a beauty (like this!):
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In my opinion the LJ will give you a better ride and more stability. Now for the negative it is just plain ugly and doesn't look like a jeep to me and I would not own one. That's just my opinion, because some love them.
Stay away from 05, 06 models, because of the OPDA issue and yes that is a serious issue with no solution so far from the manufacture.
Tj's are a dime a dozen. Just like opinions.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:46 PM   #38
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If your looking for both quality and appearance, then buy a 2002 through 2004 TJ, with a 4.0 engine a dana 44 rear and make sure that you don't have any rust issues.
I would also look for one in stock form no mods and one that has not been abused off highway. Take your time looking.
When you find it, maintain it and it will last you a long time!
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:25 AM   #39
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Thanks, yeah i take very good care of my vehicles, my plan was to keep this jk so i know it and everything about it, sometimes its nice to buy one that has the lift, the skids, and all the things alreafy done to it, but its also nice to install it all yourself so you can take more pride in it. I think I am going to stay away from the 2005-2006. With no fix yet for the opmd and the damage it can potentially cause, to me not worth the risk. Still gonna hold out for a rubi so i can at least have the lockers and both dana 44's. looking at pics, i found one in forest green, not sure if its factory but looks great with a black top and wheels.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:25 AM   #40
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Sorry i meant opda not opdm haha, its early
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I think I am going to stay away from the 2005-2006.

If you're still thinking LJ and Rubicon, they're only available in '05-'06.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:28 AM   #42
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Ill be honest, i didnt get to read as far into the link sent about the opda problem but it did seem to be a pretty widespread problem. Im not going to say it will 100% keep me from an LJ Rubi but it sure doesnt leave me 100% confidant either, that being said, i will continue to do tons of research and still have time since i still have my jk. I will be searching the threads about this next question as well but will ask here too, Ive been seeing people selling their TJ auto trans and seems that the ones without overdrive are better?
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:54 PM   #43
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mine has 74k miles, not a (opda) peep. might be a tempest in a teacup. and if it needs replacig, it's a cheap DIY.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:11 PM   #44
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Im currently looking at an '05 LJ that is pretty damn sweet! hope it works out I will keep yall posted!
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:57 PM   #45
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Heres the one im hoping to get, tons of work done to it!
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:24 AM   #46
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And got it!
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:40 AM   #47
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TJ is the way to go!
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:46 AM   #48
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Im lovin the lj, woth kids and i like carrying gear around it pays off having that extra space!
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:47 AM   #49
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I was late to post, but I was in the same boat as you. I had a 07 JKU mostly stock but with the 6spd, 4.10 rear gears, and 33's. I LOVED it. It was and is still my favorite Jeep I have owned. But, and even though I could afford it, having a car payment on something you want to mod just seemed odd. I sold it. We bought a house. And I bought the 02 TJ I have now.

There are lot of things I miss on the JK, but the TJ just seems to fit me. I know I'm spoiled after having the JK but I do wish the TJ had a little more room. And small gripe, but I also wish it had better anchor points for a car seat in the back. I combat the no room thing by having a rack and a giant rubbermaid. If we travel in the Jeep and stuff doesn't fit on the inside I can throw the rack on and keep everything dry. It served us well on the back country camping trips we go on.

I do think the JKU is more refined and more comfortable than the TJ. But it was also longer, wider, and heavier. I also felt the JK pulled smoother, but that the TJ has more power. I think it had something to do with the drive by wire throttle. I haven't driven a 12+ JK yet, which is also probably good since the have more power than the 07's.

I looked for a LJ when I got the TJ, but all the LJs I could find were auto. (I'm not trying to start a auto/stick debate) I just like being able to shift my own gears. I think if I had been able to find a LJ stick in my price range I would have that instead of the TJ.

Good luck with the new ride.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:19 AM   #50
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Congratulations on your new LJ! Looks like you and the family are really going to enjoy taking that beast places.

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I looked for a LJ when I got the TJ, but all the LJs I could find were auto.
All 2004 LJ's are auto. Some 2005 and 2006 are manual, but I agree that they are difficult to find. I don't mind, though. Auto makes for easier rock crawling. =)
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Congrats on the new LJ,
Did similar myself went from 09 JK back to a 04 TJ and much happier with it.
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You made a wise decision! You will fall in love with the LJ.
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