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Old 02-07-2014, 04:08 PM   #1
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Need advice, thinking about selling my yj, I've always wanted a tj

I have a nice 95 yj 2.5 L, with BFG all terrain tires including the spare, runs well, 120,000 miles on it. Everything works fine except two problems are the trunk door is dented in from getting rear ended and my fifth gear is messed up, wondering what would be a good price to sell it for . I post pics. Also it has brand new front brakes.
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:10 PM   #2
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:13 PM   #3
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:48 AM   #4
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Sounds like a keeper to me. TJ's are just more complicated to work on ,and have more suspension parts to fail.
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:36 PM   #5
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Yeah I have considered keeping it and painting it jeep green and making it perfect, I'm undecided at this point, just seeking options. I just like the look of the tj better, always had a thing for the round headlights an a newer one couldn't hurt at the right price
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:25 PM   #6
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Yeah I have considered keeping it and painting it jeep green and making it perfect, I'm undecided at this point, just seeking options. I just like the look of the tj better, always had a thing for the round headlights an a newer one couldn't hurt at the right price
keep it and convert the headlights like mine

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keep it and convert the headlights like mine That's a yj with round lights
IMO that's wrong on so many levels.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:19 PM   #8
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IMO that's wrong on so many levels.
some people like it some don't I just did it because it's what I like
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Yeah idk I keep thinking about selling it but I think I might be in love with it. And I've looked into that headlight conversion before. yours looks pretty sweet with the red and the black
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IMO that's wrong on so many levels.
maybe a little wrong though haha I'll admit that
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:20 PM   #11
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$2500 give or take. If you wait untill the spring when top down weather gets here you might be able to get a little more out of it.

Honestly you have a good platform to start on right there. If all you're after is the round eye look, you can convert it over. YJ's are so simple to work on it's crazy. Once you go to the TJ with the coils, it's a different can o' worms.
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I would say that if you didn't get paid for the accident yet, you could easily get the trans fixed for free. And then just keep what you have.

With it sitting the way it is right now, I would estimate it at around 1800-2000, depending on how bad the tail gate is caved in. That usually causes more body damage than just the gate. Plus it needs a new rear window.
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Thats not a YJ

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keep it and convert the headlights like mine

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Round lights is not a YJ. If I see another round eye with those eyelashes, I,m gonna take out the lights. Just like if I see a convertible with the top down and windows up. No excuse. None.
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haha!!! Holy cow Myred88, that is crazy looking!!!
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haha!!! Holy cow Myred88, that is crazy looking!!!
not that crazy. It's a cj mod to make a yj look like a cj which is pointless to me, if I want round lights I would buy a cj tj or jk. I drive a yj with my hip square lights for a reason.
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Round lights is not a YJ. If I see another round eye with those eyelashes, I,m gonna take out the lights. Just like if I see a convertible with the top down and windows up. No excuse. None.
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:53 PM   #17
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This one has been on craigslist now for months and months, nobody is biting I guess? Heh... https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/4899306126.html
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Dont thik its the grille and lights that is keeping it on cl. $6200. For a 91 4 banger yj? In my neck of the woods best he is gonna do is $15-25 hundo. 4.0 with NO rust go in the 4-5 g range all day long. Fyi. South east VA.
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I think the dumbest part about that add is he said its a tj grille when it's obviously a cj grille. Tj's did not have turn signals in the grille which makes them a fake but that's another subject.

Curious if anyone else noticed that.......
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I think the dumbest part about that add is he said its a tj grille when it's obviously a cj grille. Tj's did not have turn signals in the grille which makes them a fake but that's another subject. Curious if anyone else noticed that.......
that's definitely a TJ grill dude
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This is a stock tj grille, guess he added the turn signals then. Wholly waste of time. I suppose I didn't notice the slats don't go into the headlights. Still f*^cking stupid!
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Henry,

Why do you want to go to a TJ, and is part of your quandary going to the I6?

Otherwise, the headlight argument is .. honestly, it's cosmetic. TJ's are rusting now too, so that argument loses steam. Plus, you would have coil springs. At least one tenth as badass as leaf springs, if not less.

Of course, you could just like to get different vehicles from time to time, which I'm sure none of us could really condemn, so if it's simple vehicle boredom, at least you are sticking to Jeeps.

I've toyed with getting a less rusty Jeep recently, but have convinced myself to stick with the '94 Sahara for a while. After all, it's a luxury trim level Plus, due to frame repair steel, I guess I could live with throwing some bux at a good welder within the next few years. If I could weld, my life would be so totally different, but I digress.

Best of luck, just trying to tease out your motivation. Sometimes motive helps me decide why I'm trying to do something.

Then again, I do like to drink, and have been known to make rash decisions! Have fun!
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I noticed that this was originally posted a year ago. I wonder what happened with it. I personally hope he kept the yj and put the extra money he would have spent on a tj into fixing his yj up. Fixing up most definitely does not include round headlights. Yuk!
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I have to agree...and I was wondering too. At first read, I'm already saying 'keep the YJ'

Of course, I used to have a TJ, now I have a YJ. I'm probably not the guy to ask. I will say this, YJs ride like a Jeep should, TJs ride like a car (to me) and never felt quite right. The TJ was not impossible to work on, but the YJ is definitely more approachable for a novice mechanic like myself.
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Round lights is not a YJ. If I see another round eye with those eyelashes, I,m gonna take out the lights. Just like if I see a convertible with the top down and windows up. No excuse. None.
At highway speeds especially, SWMBO would disagree. Vehemently. Even with brushes, high quality hair rubber bands, a spare baseball cap, spray-in detangler, etc., on hand. Even with the airflow of a streamlined (Porsche 968, BMW E46M3) windshield pushing most of the air over the front seats. In the Jeep, with the barn door aerodynamics and corresponding front-seat eddies ... No. Just, no.
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I drive a yj with my hip square lights for a reason.
Right? They look modern and high tech and are as fashionable as the side vents on a Ferrari 348 / 512TR / Mondial. The only thing cooler would be if they retracted, and popped up only when turned on.

(I kid. You can have my YJ - my second; I bought an '89 Laredo 4.2L 5-speed off my high school math teacher before I turned 16, and my current '95 YJ SE 4.0L 5-speed, brand new, the day I drove it towards California for college - when you pry the non-tilt hard plastic no airbags steering wheel from my cold dead fingers...)
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Here's the thing:

Not ALL Jeep people are off-roaders. I see a lot here about how the TJ has a softer ride because of the coil springs. OK I get it, it's a more comfortable ride. Well so what? Not everyone wants a jacked up Jeep that can cross a mountain range.

As a teenager in the late 80's, I had a 73 CJ-5 as a daily driver. I was 17 and didn't care about comfort. In 1994 I bought a Wrangler brand new. I daily drove that Jeep for 8 years and never once took it off road. In 2002 I sold the Jeep and bought a new F-150 crew cab and that's been my daily driver ever since.

I recently picked up another Wrangler and I still have no intentions to take it off road. If he wants to swap out his YJ for a slightly newer Jeep with a little more creature comforts I don't see it as a big deal. At least he's not talking about selling it to get a Prius.
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Here's the thing:

Not ALL Jeep people are off-roaders. I see a lot here about how the TJ has a softer ride because of the coil springs. OK I get it, it's a more comfortable ride. Well so what? Not everyone wants a jacked up Jeep that can cross a mountain range.

As a teenager in the late 80's, I had a 73 CJ-5 as a daily driver. I was 17 and didn't care about comfort. In 1994 I bought a Wrangler brand new. I daily drove that Jeep for 8 years and never once took it off road. In 2002 I sold the Jeep and bought a new F-150 crew cab and that's been my daily driver ever since.

I recently picked up another Wrangler and I still have no intentions to take it off road. If he wants to swap out his YJ for a slightly newer Jeep with a little more creature comforts I don't see it as a big deal. At least he's not talking about selling it to get a Prius.
I got a Jeep so I could nickname it the tit shaker, not have something that rides like a Lexus or old lady car. Do with it what you want, I just think YJs are the ultimate as far as vehicles go.

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