whats not to love about a yj,,square headlights,wipers up on the windsheild,good ole steel body only plastic is on the front bumper cover, leafs springs and wheeling on 3 tires, gas filler in the back,first wrangler ever made and really the last of a trure wrangler, has great boxy look, the grill with its arched desgin and plain old simplicty , etc.etc. need i say more..-if i left anything out please add too....
4inch suspension lift,3inch body lift,4.0 5 speed,8.8 with disc,s,16inch moto metal rims ,and some 35s..
with trail rash..and getting 25mpg,s
I actually like that it is two inches lower and two inches wider than my ol' CJ7. It actually feels like you're turning through corners instead of just hanging on for dear life. I miss the 304ci power but the weight distribution and balance are so much better.
Yj's are a man's jeep. Tj is for little boys and the jk stands for just kidding.
1995 YJ 2.5L 5-speed Rio Grande (with factory puke patterned seats) - RE2.5" lift with 31x10.5 Duratracs - Tom Woods HD SYE and custom shaft - D30 Aussie locker with Posi-Lok cable - Solid Diff covers - Tom Woods CV front driveshaft
More reliable than the old CJs, but still has the simple characteristics of a CJ. After all, you can swap a YJ tub into a CJ with little modification and swap the front clip of a CJ to a YJ with some slight mods...what other Wrangler can do that without extensive fabbing?
Easy to fix and mod are why I like the wranglers. I got a YJ as I wanted the newest one I could get without having ODBII as I hate the Illinois air team and emissions, so I got a 95. My buddy also has a YJ so that was cool too.
'69 GTO drop top, have had for 7 years and done a full restoration on it.
1995 YJ, moss green with the 2.5/ax5 combo. 124K miles
It always turns heads when I show up for a club run. Most are driving the new JKs and we have a few TJs show up. There are two of us running YJs one that is built 6" lift and currie axles its badass and then mine mildly built with a stock 4 banger. They are classics and I enjoy my YJ we are a lot alike old and slow. We get a long great on the trails but if there is a distance to get to the run I usually head out early I don't have a cruise control and 65 is something that happens now and then.
89 2.5 TBI, 4" RC lift, 1" Booms, SYE, Adams Driveshafts front and rear, Ford 8.8 with 4:88s, BFG 33X12.50X15, and a ton of other stuff.
I have never been a 'Jeep Guy' but have always said if I were to get a cj/wrangler style jeep I would want a YJ. Reason being they are the least mainstream of all of them. I don't like being one of the 'in crowd.' I also like how simple they are. I enjoy working on my own stuff, and my yj is definitely fun to wrench on because it is so simple. I have said it before, now that I have one I want another one, I see why they are so popular.
Tj is for little boys and the jk stands for just kidding.
So I'm not the only one who thinks JK stands for Just Kidding.
"Oh that's a sweet 4 door, hardtop, sun-roofed, a/t, electric windowed, Jeep... JUST KIDDING!"
I like them all from TJ's on back with everything manual and minimal electronics. Never been a fan of the JK's... they are soccer mom mobiles. Just about everyone I know that has one has it in auto cuz they can't drive stick lol.
I've worked on a lot of vehicles over the years, and my YJ is by far the easiest one to work on. Everything is easy to get to and put together in a simple manner. No crazy engineering designed to make it impossible to do it yourself - Saving thousands in labor charges.