Im coming from a '90 YJ that got rearended, and might be totaled, and i have a boatload of parts I have not had a chance to install in my YJ.
Some can swap into a TJ, like the 8.8, NV3550, and some won't swap, like the Barnes 3" drop skid.
So Im considering a TJ s there are a couple in my area with a price low enough to be considered.
But other then coils, and a funny dash, whats the benefit?
I owned an 89 YJ prior to owning 3 TJs. The main benefits for me were fuel injection, no vacuum disconnect, and significantly improved ride quality. I realize that vac disconnect can easily be changed and the later YJs are fuel injected but the ride quality of the TJ makes them worth the added cost.
I currently own an 89 YJ and 4 TJ's. The TJ's have a superior ride quality. You get used to the dashboard. The YJ is carburated which as said above you can fix. Seems to be many more parts and mods available for the TJ's. Love them both, but when we go out for a ride in the woods I always grab my Rubicon and my 26 year old son ALWAYS grabs the YJ.
I just traded my 95 YA in on an 05 TJ. The TJ is incomparable as far as ride quality on and off road. I do miss the "ruggedness" of the YJ and the simplicity of it as far as mods and repairs, but the TJ is a much more refined machine.
... other then ... a funny dash, whats the benefit?
I never thought the TJ dash looked funny. I like the look of that radio console setup. Everything's right there, at a fingertip's reach. It seems that the biggest problem of the TJ dash is "where to put the CB radio?" But other than that, I like the dash setup. No complaints here. If they made it where you could buy a TJ where you could have it come with either a YJ dash or a TJ dash, I'd still stay with the TJ dash. But, that's just me.
2003 Wrangler Sahara, 4.0L, Automatic, Stock, Full Metal Doors, Half Doors, Running 31x10.50x15s