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04-02-2012 10:25 PM
Ibuildembig Actually alot of the CJ7's were tilt
04-02-2012 09:01 PM
coops98TJ TJ's have more dash, but the older CJ's had the fixed steering wheel.... I am not sure if a CJ 5 came with a tilt wheel ever but I know the 7's and 8's did. Thats what I am basing the belly room on. As far as the harsh ride you can always remove a leaf from the springs for a smoother ride. LOL
04-02-2012 08:52 PM
Ibuildembig x2, even the YJ's offer alot more belly to dash room
04-02-2012 08:51 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by coops98TJ View Post
...As far as room.... CJ 2-3 not alot of belly room, CJ 5 more room but not TJ'esque CJ 7-8 more belly room just a bout like a TJ.
There's the man to trust on this. I always just feel like there is so much plastic and a big dashboard in the TJ that the CJ5 always felt more open to me.
04-02-2012 08:47 PM
Ibuildembig ^^^^thats easy just coil spring a YJ
04-02-2012 08:45 PM
Zurn I miss both my CJ 5 and 7. I also miss my YJ. But, I could never go back to leaf springs.
04-02-2012 08:32 PM
coops98TJ
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Originally Posted by s14sh3r View Post
Jerry, we had several CJ's when I was growing up, but I've never been in one as an adult. How do they compare to a TJ as far as belly room. Fat boys like me have to think about things like that. I'd love to have a CJ, but I wonder how much room is in a CJ7, for instance.

Hard to believe we had a CJ-5 as the sole family vehicle at one point, but we did.
Not Jerry and don't claim to have the knowlage he does........... As far as room.... CJ 2-3 not alot of belly room, CJ 5 more room but not TJ'esque CJ 7-8 more belly room just a bout like a TJ.
04-02-2012 08:30 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by s14sh3r View Post
Jerry, we had several CJ's when I was growing up, but I've never been in one as an adult. How do they compare to a TJ as far as belly room. Fat boys like me have to think about things like that. I'd love to have a CJ, but I wonder how much room is in a CJ7, for instance.
I haven't actually sat in a CJ5 in months but I seem to recall my friend's CJ5 having more clearance between me and the dash than my TJ does.
04-02-2012 08:12 PM
TjWranglerMan
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
Mill is old hotrod-speak for engine.
Figured lol didn't want to make a fool of my self and it not be that it has a rebuilt i6

And I live the cj it's very nice looking
04-02-2012 08:11 PM
s14sh3r Jerry, we had several CJ's when I was growing up, but I've never been in one as an adult. How do they compare to a TJ as far as belly room. Fat boys like me have to think about things like that. I'd love to have a CJ, but I wonder how much room is in a CJ7, for instance.

Hard to believe we had a CJ-5 as the sole family vehicle at one point, but we did.
04-02-2012 08:10 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by TjWranglerMan View Post
Wht do you mean mill?
Mill is old hotrod-speak for engine.
04-02-2012 08:08 PM
TjWranglerMan
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Originally Posted by Ibuildembig
You never said what the CJ has for a mill
Wht do you mean mill?
04-02-2012 07:56 PM
Jerry Bransford LOVE CJs... I would give my left lugnut for a '73 or so CJ-5 with the AMC 304 V8. A friend has one and while it's not as good on the trail as my TJ is, I'd still love to have a CJ as a second Jeep.

To me, there's nothing like a CJ... pure Jeep at its best.
04-02-2012 07:47 PM
Ibuildembig You never said what the CJ has for a mill
04-02-2012 07:45 PM
TjWranglerMan
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Originally Posted by MVintherTJ
Keep your TJ. You won't regret it
I like my tj I was just seeing wht everyone thought seems like its 60/40 lol
04-02-2012 07:41 PM
MVintherTJ Keep your TJ. You won't regret it
04-02-2012 07:35 PM
Ibuildembig The only way you will have death wobble in a cj or yj for that matter is to coil spring it and add 15000 suspension joints like a TJ
04-02-2012 07:12 PM
fourty4magjr
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Originally Posted by Sherpa View Post
Having lived with TJs for quite a while, I personally could never be satisfied with a CJ. Coil springs ride so much nicer than leaf springs, plus the TJ has a climate control system that actually functions, multi-point fuel injection works well during extreme angles (such as steep climbs), and on and on and on.
I'm with him
I would never trade my tj for a cj. They are awesome and all but I wouldn't trade for one. But buy one to have along side my tj that's a whole different story!!
04-02-2012 07:04 PM
Joker_114th
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Originally Posted by coops98TJ View Post
While I agree the TJ does have better ride quality, a CJ does not really ride all that bad. Having owned several CJ's (from a 47 flattie to a 84 CJ8) i have never had one have "death wobble" with or with out the reverse shackle job if the bushings were replaced when the lift was added. Check for rust and even if the front fender is fiber glass you can get a replacement steel one if you want.

the ultimate decision is yours ...... Do what makes you happy!!
I also Never Had the Death Wobble,But Mine was a Cancer Riddled Victim,Tried to put in Remmision,But Age is a Tough Thing to Overcome,Also Mine Did Ride like A big Heavy Truck,Suprised i got no Spine Issues
04-02-2012 06:55 PM
coops98TJ While I agree the TJ does have better ride quality, a CJ does not really ride all that bad. Having owned several CJ's (from a 47 flattie to a 84 CJ8) i have never had one have "death wobble" with or with out the reverse shackle job if the bushings were replaced when the lift was added. Check for rust and even if the front fender is fiber glass you can get a replacement steel one if you want.

the ultimate decision is yours ...... Do what makes you happy!!
04-02-2012 12:22 PM
TjWranglerMan
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Originally Posted by Ibuildembig
Check behind the diamond tread, and the front fenders look like fiberglass to me
He did say he replaced one of the front fenders so my b fiberglass
04-02-2012 12:15 PM
Ibuildembig Check behind the diamond tread, and the front fenders look like fiberglass to me
04-02-2012 12:05 PM
TjWranglerMan
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Originally Posted by toms01TJ
Had a couple CJ's in the past. Pretty much everything said so far has proven true for me.

Key here is why he's so anxious to trade. Something's not right. While classic CJ prices have fallen some in the past couple years (all CJ'S are considered classics by most folks), a jeep like that in Wisconsin would be on C-list at 6-7k dollars...
I'm not anxious I just wanted to kno wht all of thought about cjs it's a jeep so it's good for me and I like the style just wanted to kno some stuff about em this guy came to me he saw my jeep and asked so I was just entertaining the offer
04-02-2012 11:52 AM
toms01TJ Had a couple CJ's in the past. Pretty much everything said so far has proven true for me.

Key here is why he's so anxious to trade. Something's not right. While classic CJ prices have fallen some in the past couple years (all CJ'S are considered classics by most folks), a jeep like that in Wisconsin would be on C-list at 6-7k dollars...
04-02-2012 11:49 AM
TjWranglerMan
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Originally Posted by Hammerdown
Purely in the looks department CJ wins hands down. It is the real Jeep. As years go on the Jeeps have become more like SUVs. Since the Jeep is a purely recreational vehicle for me, ride and climate control won't matter.
I would have to agree it does look nice and as for it's use it would b a mostly weekend and some back and forth to work so idk I'll know wen I actually see it
04-02-2012 11:13 AM
Hammerdown Purely in the looks department CJ wins hands down. It is the real Jeep. As years go on the Jeeps have become more like SUVs. Since the Jeep is a purely recreational vehicle for me, ride and climate control won't matter.
04-02-2012 10:29 AM
TjWranglerMan
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Originally Posted by Ratfink2u
do you live in a smog required zone of CA? My 78 had a heck of a time passing when I lived in Kalifornia. My CJ5 had some minor rust in the body area but the frame was virgin, which is rare. Had 33's on it and the guy who lifted it didn't do a reverse shackle kit and it had death wobble aboove 55mph. Plus it got about 9 MPG but would climb rocks with a detroit locker and short gears. It is a bit tight behind the wheel compared to my TJ. This 82 looks clean and would be a hoot!
We do have smog requirements so he would def have to smog and pass and I'm going to drive it above 55 to see wht I feels like as for the rust I'm going to look through everything the only thing that sucks is the previous owner did all the work so he know much about it jut the basics so I'm trying to get all the things I should look at but who knows I might not trade
04-02-2012 09:55 AM
Ratfink2u do you live in a smog required zone of CA? My 78 had a heck of a time passing when I lived in Kalifornia. My CJ5 had some minor rust in the body area but the frame was virgin, which is rare. Had 33's on it and the guy who lifted it didn't do a reverse shackle kit and it had death wobble aboove 55mph. Plus it got about 9 MPG but would climb rocks with a detroit locker and short gears. It is a bit tight behind the wheel compared to my TJ. This 82 looks clean and would be a hoot!
04-02-2012 09:43 AM
TjWranglerMan I hear all of you from wht he says there is not rust the undercarage is completely rust free and he gonna send more pics today well c wht happens my wife is kinda of against it she loves my tj and she would rather me build my tj the finish me project
04-02-2012 09:16 AM
jrussblues
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Originally Posted by jrussblues
Cj's are sweet. I would love to get a 5 but my 6'4" body doesn't really fit behind the wheel.
Pro's - less stuff to break that is typically cheaper to replace. Narrower with better breakover angles.
Con's - efi does make a world of difference when on steep grades. Ride is not as smooth. Hidden rust.
Also, I should mention that I wouldn't replace or trade my lj, my goal is to add a cj to the stable.
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