YJ replacing a TJ, why? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 12-26-2013, 11:11 AM   #1
2xs
Cali Smog Nazi.

WF Supporting Member
 
2xs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Santa Rosa, Ca.
Posts: 2,639
Images: 3
YJ replacing a TJ, why?

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?

__________________
'93 Black YJ, 4.0L AX15 - UNDER CONSTRUCTION!
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f330/2x...ad-490865.html
'04 SV1000s:
http://www.svrider.com/forum/showthread.php?t=280873
Old Jeep that was totaled (and SOLD!):
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f330/2x...ad-101879.html
2xs is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-26-2013, 11:19 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
Big Cole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lafayette Hill, PA
Posts: 1,637
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.

Big Cole is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-26-2013, 11:22 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Wattapunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: North TX
Posts: 1,842
Ride quality/comfort, round headlights, and easy access to used parts would make me swap.
Wattapunk is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-26-2013, 11:27 AM   #4
2xs
Cali Smog Nazi.

WF Supporting Member
 
2xs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Santa Rosa, Ca.
Posts: 2,639
Images: 3
Forgot to add, my '90 is a 2.5L(TBI) AX5 (this is why I was swapping in a NV3550).
Also has a hard top and full doors that wont swap to a TJ.
__________________
'93 Black YJ, 4.0L AX15 - UNDER CONSTRUCTION!
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f330/2x...ad-490865.html
'04 SV1000s:
http://www.svrider.com/forum/showthread.php?t=280873
Old Jeep that was totaled (and SOLD!):
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f330/2x...ad-101879.html
2xs is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-27-2013, 11:45 AM   #5
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
yoopone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Suburban Chicago and the UP of Michigan
Posts: 596
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.
__________________
1989 YJ
1997 TJ
1999 TJ
2006 TJ
2005 TJ Rubicon
yoopone is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-27-2013, 12:20 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
YJ Steve-o's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 189
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.
YJ Steve-o is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-27-2013, 08:12 PM   #7
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
gp90's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: live oak,fl
Posts: 78
I sold my '90 yj and bought a '97. Like the ride, fuel injection, and the round headlights. Although the cab seems a bit smaller.
gp90 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 12-28-2013, 01:31 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
vertical horizons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 1,521
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2xs View Post
... 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
vertical horizons is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:00 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC