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Old 04-29-2009, 01:24 PM   #1
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TJ Tub interchangeability?

Just toying with swaping my tub for a newer/different one to get rid of the rust problem that is starting to develop on mine. so i was wondering, did jeep make any changes to the tub design and when? I was just planning on buying a bare tub and swaping all my stuff into it (cheaper than buying a newer/different jeep).

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Old 04-29-2009, 05:03 PM   #2
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i think you're limited to tj tub. yj and cj were interchangeable. anything can be done, its just a matter of how willing you are to make it work

but, a guy named cherokee can help you out, he put a yj tub on a tj frame.

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Old 04-29-2009, 05:56 PM   #3
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jp doc i think he means a plain tj tub
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^ya, he may be also asking if cj,yj,jk tubs are an option.
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:30 PM   #5
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ok ok i just felt like he wanted to swap for the same kind of tub just wit no rust
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:38 PM   #6
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all tj tubs are the same and will just bolt on. i was going to say the same thing about cherokee doing a yj tub swap.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:57 AM   #7
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As stated the TJ is a fit for the TJ. The YJ is not a direct bolt on. Only (2) body mounts lined up. I had to fab the rest. As well, the YJ fenders do not sit directly over the TJ shock perch in front. Some inner fender mod is necessary there as well. I had to build a new firewall for the MC and the steering column. Basically my junk is a bunch of nuts, bolts, and welds!! However..it can be done!
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Old 05-01-2009, 03:27 AM   #8
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TJ Tubs will bolt right on to any frame, but there are some difference in how stuff mounts between the tubs. Most noteably would be the heater setup. They changed the firewall I believe in 2000 so that the heater setup fits differently and they don't line up correctly. As far as I know all of the rest of the dash and seats will fit. The cage is also the same.
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Sorry for the confusion, i only would replace my tub with another tj tub. So for my jeep (its a 99) the newest tub that i can get and re use all of my seats and dash and stuff is a 99 because they changed the firewall in 00 (just making sure im 100% clear on this).
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Sorry for the confusion, i only would replace my tub with another tj tub. So for my jeep (its a 99) the newest tub that i can get and re use all of my seats and dash and stuff is a 99 because they changed the firewall in 00 (just making sure im 100% clear on this).
We just did this swap 2 times in the last month. I'll dig my shit out and let you know later tonight exactly what year the swap was.
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We just did this swap 2 times in the last month. I'll dig my shit out and let you know later tonight exactly what year the swap was.
That would be awsome, I would greately appreciate that information.
side note: i hate living in the rust belt.
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That would be awsome, I would greately appreciate that information.
side note: i hate living in the rust belt.
Yeah it was 2000 when they made the switch in the firewall in regards to the AC/Heat setup. The swaps we did was a 2000 into an 02 tub and a 97 into a 98 tub. So for yours you are going to want to look for a 97, 98, or 99.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:07 AM   #13
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if you do the swap use a good underbody coating i linexed mine i live in the u.p. of mi thay use lots of salt here did the inside too its easyer to hose it out that way
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talk about reviving an old thread here, but...

I am experiencing the same problem, and just found a doner tub....how hard is it to swap and is there a write up on how to accomplish it in a normal amount of time?
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I swapped mine over 97 to 01 tub, I personally didnt notice any problems with the heater or anything else. If you don't already have one get a factory service manual. If yours is rusted plan on alot of broken bolts and that sorta thing. While the body is off its a good time to do any other maintenance that it needs. Be careful it gets expensive, We have a new 97. I went with the theory that its apart we should fix it now. Replaced, or rebuilt everything but the motor trans and transfer. We started our rebuild because of a bad frame but replaced the tub also.

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