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02-04-2011 02:22 PM
Slickbr Keep the YJ, it has more space in it, the TJ's a all plastic in side, & are a smaller interior due to that. Plus, I sure you can find someone in you area with a welder that you could make friends with.... I did an 8.8 Ford Explorer w/ Disc brakes swap in a Saturday + it came with a Limited slip. Hell, I go more places in 2WD now, than I used to in 4WD. I just need to get the Front-end re-geared & locked, then I'll be set. You can do the same, cheaper that buying a Rubi.

That's my 2 cents worth, No Car payment is AWESOME!!!!

PLUS, the insurance is CHEAP!!
02-04-2011 05:55 AM
duaneduanet Only thing I did was pack a set of clothes for the next day lol. It has paid off I get free work from him. We have Gulches ORV Park exactly between us so we meet there to ride.
02-04-2011 01:02 AM
Wrangler06
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Originally Posted by duaneduanet View Post
That is so true. I have done that. Pizza and keep me supplied with gatoraid. A friend of mine lives 300 miles away and one day he called me up and said he finally bought a 89 yj for $700 not running and wanted to know when I can come down to help. I said I was out the door. Got there and got it running with a carb swap. Got all I could eat crab legs for that trip. But most if all I have a new riding buddy
you drove 300 miles immediately after getting off the phone? lol major props
02-04-2011 12:27 AM
duaneduanet
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Originally Posted by JDsDream
The first thing that I would suggest is that you get together with some other Jeep lovers in your area. Check the Connecticut Forum and find a club. Go out and do some light wheeling with them and get to know them. You will find that Wrangler owners are like a family and are usually willing to help each other out. I'm sure that you can find the resources that you need. I know guys that will work on a Wrangler for pizza because they just love to work on them.
That is so true. I have done that. Pizza and keep me supplied with gatoraid. A friend of mine lives 300 miles away and one day he called me up and said he finally bought a 89 yj for $700 not running and wanted to know when I can come down to help. I said I was out the door. Got there and got it running with a carb swap. Got all I could eat crab legs for that trip. But most if all I have a new riding buddy
02-04-2011 12:11 AM
duaneduanet I would keep the yj. Yea you might have to put some $ into it but it will be nowhere near the $ you will put into just buying the other. And if you go with the newer jeep and want to lift it. It can cost twice as much as a yj. Yj parts (factory and aftermarket) are cheaper. Just think what you could do to a yj with $10,000 (the cost of the new jeep)
02-02-2011 08:52 PM
60mg That's the best case (politically ) so when next one come around you can possibly get better support and help from them (since you've been a nice kid, kinda Santa approach )
02-02-2011 08:42 PM
YJman
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Originally Posted by bayarearedneck View Post
Like many others have posted you will be putting a lot more cash into the rubi cause of extra payments. Insurance payments on the YJ will be less and seeing as its most likely already paid off and hopefully in your name you can do anything you want to it with out asking permission. So keep it and hav efun with it
Yes sir paid $3,000 for it up front. Great running motor, solid front end, solid frame. Just need a bit of body work to make it ideal. And yeah, my dad said I can do what I want with it, but if I break it I fix it. And I can add what I want to it, but he still throws in his suggestions like going with a 2.5 inch lift instead of a 3.5 or 4 lol.
02-02-2011 08:40 PM
YJman
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Originally Posted by Tat2 View Post
Tell your parents that instead of a new Jeep you want your $10,000 put into a Roth IRA. When you are 67 you will be a millionaire and your sisters car will be long gone......


T
Maybe when they win lottery I will lol
02-02-2011 12:51 PM
bayarearedneck
Keep the YJ

Like many others have posted you will be putting a lot more cash into the rubi cause of extra payments. Insurance payments on the YJ will be less and seeing as its most likely already paid off and hopefully in your name you can do anything you want to it with out asking permission. So keep it and hav efun with it
02-02-2011 12:46 PM
Tat2 Tell your parents that instead of a new Jeep you want your $10,000 put into a Roth IRA. When you are 67 you will be a millionaire and your sisters car will be long gone......


T
02-02-2011 10:52 AM
YJman True.. Lol okay I'll put my toe strap in the jeep too.
02-02-2011 10:01 AM
60mg
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Originally Posted by YJman View Post
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And now I carry a tow chain on me
If I may recommend changing it to a rope or something of that nature unless of course you're planning on yanking something out of the dude you're trying to help Last night I used 10mm nylon rope folded 4 times to get some lady out of a ditch and had to actually yank her out 'coz pulling wasn't working, so we ended up getting her out but ripped the rope ones. I'll post some videos later of my trips last night in Illinois local forum (check my profile for the posts with it if you want) after I'm done cleaning it up. I was in haven Clean style mudding
02-02-2011 09:15 AM
YJman
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Originally Posted by 60mg

Ironically enough last night I was pulling those BMWs and Mercedes' and all kind of other crap out of ditches with my 2.5 95 YJ. I came to realize that those $50K piles of nice looking and packed with all kind of stuff sh..t will not necessarily get you back home safely. You should have seen people's faces seeing me being practically the only none-utility vehicle moving while everybody else had nothing more to resort to but a shovel (if that even helped at all). YJ is a great piece of machinery. Be proud and screw the all
Lol that's awesome. I definitely am proud of my YJ it has been through our blizzards up here in CT and it goes through the snow great even with the street tires! During one storm, there was one poor soul stuck on a hill which held up a ton of cars. I didn't have a tow rope or anything to help him so I sadly had to pass him and all the other cars. Btw, is it normal for a Toyota prius to ride your rear end in a snow storm? Because this prius was like right on my tail. Then came a hill and a ford explorer that spun out on it. Again, no tow rope. So I had to pass him. After I passed him and got up the hill, I looked behind me and no more prius lol. And now I carry a tow chain on me
02-02-2011 07:57 AM
60mg
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Originally Posted by YJman
Thanks man! And hahaha you're probably right, but us kids only see the nice cars that pull I'm and out
Ironically enough last night I was pulling those BMWs and Mercedes' and all kind of other crap out of ditches with my 2.5 95 YJ. I came to realize that those $50K piles of nice looking and packed with all kind of stuff sh..t will not necessarily get you back home safely. You should have seen people's faces seeing me being practically the only none-utility vehicle moving while everybody else had nothing more to resort to but a shovel (if that even helped at all). YJ is a great piece of machinery. Be proud and screw the all
02-02-2011 07:36 AM
YJman Thanks man! And hahaha you're probably right, but us kids only see the nice cars that pull I'm and out
02-02-2011 07:35 AM
YJman
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Originally Posted by yjkid95
Man do what I do. Invest into the YJ when you can. Add to it little by little and eventually youll surpas that rubi. Look for deals on the things you want until you find what you want for how much you can spend. For example I'm doing a Chevy 350 swap and 7--r4 tranny. I waited to find a deal picked up both for 200 bucks together. I just had to wait for my neighbor to get sick of having them taking up space and not having a use for them. The things you want will come you just have to be patient. And by the way I'm only 19. But my build is going to take off like a rocket soon. The Navy pays well. And I have 28 days till I start bringing in the doe...to bad itll be gone just as fast as I bring it in. Also stop your damn bickering. Its just ridiculous to argue on the internet with people you barely know. Just ignore the comments from him.
Ian
That's a sweet deal. And the Navy pays well? I was maybe looking to join the navy or the airforce when I graduate high school. And I told everyone sorry for that reason. I really don't appreciate when people put words in my mouth though. But now worries, I said what I felt I needed to so it's over now never happened.
02-01-2011 11:28 PM
ChicaliBroYJ Hey man, I'm glad to hear that you're sticking with the YJ! You're gonna love that jeep. I know it sucks to drive a beater to school when IT SEEMS that everyone else is driving $50,000 cars. Realize that for the ten kids driving uber cars, there's probably 80 kids driving regular beater cars.
02-01-2011 10:57 PM
yjkid95 Man do what I do. Invest into the YJ when you can. Add to it little by little and eventually youll surpas that rubi. Look for deals on the things you want until you find what you want for how much you can spend. For example I'm doing a Chevy 350 swap and 7--r4 tranny. I waited to find a deal picked up both for 200 bucks together. I just had to wait for my neighbor to get sick of having them taking up space and not having a use for them. The things you want will come you just have to be patient. And by the way I'm only 19. But my build is going to take off like a rocket soon. The Navy pays well. And I have 28 days till I start bringing in the doe...to bad itll be gone just as fast as I bring it in. Also stop your damn bickering. Its just ridiculous to argue on the internet with people you barely know. Just ignore the comments from him.
Ian
02-01-2011 10:49 PM
YJman
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Originally Posted by crunch
On top of the money learning to wheel in a no locker skinny tire YJ will make you a bad a** on the trail when you get that rubi later when you can afford it.
Lol my thoughts exactly. A good driver with no lockers can be more effective than a bad driver in a rubi
02-01-2011 10:47 PM
YJman
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Originally Posted by 89JEEPYJ
You should deff keep the YJ, im 17 in high school and ive been building my jeep since i was 15 when i baught it. See how much money your parents were going to give you for the new jeep and then talk to them into giving you that money for your YJ. You dont need lockers, from what i can see in the pic(no offence) it could use some other upgrades before you should worry about trails that need lockers
Oh I know lol. I don't have my most recent pics up there though. It's mechanically sound, And ready for tires and a lift as soon as the money comes this spring/summer. Por as well. I'll never be done with por lol. But the frames in great shape as is everything else under there. So I think I'm all set. I redid my interior first since it's winter. So in the spring is when the real fun begins.

But as for lockers, I think it's more of a comfort thing just so I know that I have them if I need them. But I highly doubt I'm going to be doing trails anytime soon that require a locker. Jeeps are known for their 4x4 capabilities
02-01-2011 10:44 PM
YJman
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Originally Posted by fmhyj
im sayin dont give a crap what people think about ur yj. thats bs cause ur hole age and thats the reason u want that rubi to impress and stuff cause im 16 and proud of my yj
Um don't talk. I'm tolerant of people, but when a kid has the nerve to tell me that it's bs, thats where I draw the line. I don't want a rubi to impress people. Yeah I'm a bit jealous that most kids in my school at least have a decent paint job on their car, but mines coming soon enough. I want a rubi because I like them. They have everything I want in one package. I've wanted a jeep since I can remember when my dad told me stories Bout his CJs. I'm 17, I'm proud of my YJ, and I'm going to stand up for myself when someone disrespects me. So back off please I don't want anymore trouble.
I'm sorry everyone, I'm defensive due to past experiences.
02-01-2011 10:25 PM
sobek
yjman

sdff
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Originally Posted by YJman View Post
I do agree. But I don't have the equipment needed to build up the YJ. That's what I've been trying to say. So the most I can do on it is a lift and tires. I can't play with the axles because I don't have a welder

But for now, I think you guys persuaded me to keep my YJ. Having a Jeep loan at this age would suck.. and although it'd be nice to have a newer Jeep, I like being able to show people how much work I've put into it so far.

to be honest with you , if you learn to drive it properly that will get you by for a while, I live in colorado, my family, dad, drandparents, great grandparents all grew up in the mountains and all of them drove on jeep trails that are closed nowadays and all they had were stock jeeps, the older crowd has alot to teach us about old school 4 wheelin, 6000lb winches and 4 cylinders were pretty standard and if they could get by with it you can to, my grandpa used to drive the black bear and others in colorado with above mentoned jeeps with no prob, and these guys are right, its always a work in progress thats whats fun, talk to other jeepers and maybe they can help, there is a guy on craigslist that builds 8.8 rear ends for 450 dollars ready to go, im a master mechanic and im buyin one cause thats cheap and not worth me taken the time, if you look around you can probably find deals like that too. Remember a real pretty jeep like the ones at your school probably are afraid to get dirty and banged up,make sure you drive past them and wave when they stop at that treacherous trail. college is around the corner and you will be spendin your money on girls, parties and drivin with the top down! good luck

Thanks Everyone!
02-01-2011 10:06 PM
pakratt "Paid For" or "Paid in Cash" is always better.....I would never want to finance any vehicle and every vehicle I have bought in the past 10 years has been in cash....not by making allot- but depositing my "car payment" into a savings account and then buying the vehicle outright...... never finance!

A debtor is a slave to the lender.... walk in freedom
02-01-2011 08:51 PM
crunch On top of the money learning to wheel in a no locker skinny tire YJ will make you a bad a** on the trail when you get that rubi later when you can afford it.
02-01-2011 07:12 PM
89JEEPYJ You should deff keep the YJ, im 17 in high school and ive been building my jeep since i was 15 when i baught it. See how much money your parents were going to give you for the new jeep and then talk to them into giving you that money for your YJ. You dont need lockers, from what i can see in the pic(no offence) it could use some other upgrades before you should worry about trails that need lockers
02-01-2011 06:41 PM
fmhyj
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Originally Posted by YJman View Post
Lol okay so I'll be good for now with my gears. And um fmhyj what are you talking about? I dont talk bs
im sayin dont give a crap what people think about ur yj. thats bs cause ur hole age and thats the reason u want that rubi to impress and stuff cause im 16 and proud of my yj
02-01-2011 06:08 PM
60mg With your school... Well, been there, done that, got a box full of T's, and f..k them all with their BMW, Rovers, and other sh..t! It's your life not theirs, they're not paying your bills so if they happen to disagree with you on you choice of a vehicle to drive - hough sh..t! All this race after being cool will do is will get you in deeeeeep financial trouble that will expend at the rate you can not imagine. Keeping up with Johns' is a loosing battle. I think that was THE ISSUE here, not buying a new Jeep. Good choice, btw

Just my .02
02-01-2011 05:48 PM
YJman Lol thanks guys for the advice! I'm sticking with my YJ for now. Just wish I had that 4800 bucks to spend right now ;D
02-01-2011 05:20 PM
kbfunTH
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Originally Posted by 4Jeepn View Post
Get past college before you start taking on loans for Jeeps or cars. It will make a world of difference.
Best financially sound advice IMO. Wait until after college, or until you've got all the money saved up before you go and buy another one. You'll enjoy the new jeep a lot more not having a huge car payment, or having to split it with your mom. Bird in hand is better than two in the bush.
02-01-2011 02:49 PM
weirdodaddy Figure out what you are going to be paying monthly for the TJ. There are several online loan calculators you can use. Call you insurance company and ask how much the insurance is going to cost. Add those two together. Take out the half payment your mom is going to make.

Now you have a good solid number to work with. I suspect it's going to be in the $200+ per month range. Start putting that aside right now before you buy the TJ. Get a savings account at the bank and deposit the money every month. In a year you have $2400. In two you have $4800.

Use that money to upgrade your YJ. And then if you have a month where you have to fix something that broke, you won't mess up your credit because you missed payment.

It's much better to pay yourself than pay a bank note on a car. You will be a slave to that loan. Avoid it at all costs.

You want a TJ? Make a plan to pay yourself instead of the lender and then trade your YJ and pay cash for the TJ. There is nothing like paying cash for a car and walking away with a clear title and no payment.

Doug
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