|10-12-2009 12:28 PM|
|10-09-2009 11:56 AM|
|10-09-2009 11:42 AM|
|KJ139||I have a YJ too, but I have to admit, I love the look of the TJ's grill (even more than the CJ). It just looks right.|
|10-09-2009 03:10 AM|
|10-09-2009 02:51 AM|
|10-09-2009 01:59 AM|
|Vaultzz||*cough* *cough* square headlights rule *cough* *cough* excuse me|
|10-09-2009 01:57 AM|
|Vaultzz||This would be a good mature thread if people didn't bad talk the other style|
|10-09-2009 01:41 AM|
Before deciding, you should determine what you plan to do with the vehicle long term:
--If you're going to stay close to stock and just want to do some mild wheeling, either model will work fine; although the TJ will ride better and does have more creature comforts.
--If you want to lift the vehilcle and want to stay cheap, it doesn't get much cheaper than a spring over on a YJ.
--If you're going to add a store-bought lift kit and want some decent flex, again the TJ will give you far more options.
--If you're going to build a suspension (such as a triangulated 4-link or 3-link), then the YJ's stronger frame has a slight advantage, although not enough to give up the comfort the TJ offers.
Other considerations are the features you want:
--Most YJ models come with the vacuum disconnect front Dana 30 (unless someone already switched it out). This axle is nowhere near as strong as a non-disco Dana 30, as there are two shafts on the passenger side. The YJ Dana 30 is high-pinion (reverse cut gears), which is a stronger set-up for the ring and pinion, as the convex side of the teeth bear the load and spread it out over more surface area. The TJ does not use a vacuum disconnect, but it has a low pinion Dana 30 (unless you get a Rubicon model, which will have Dana 44's front and rear). In either case, you are better off swapping in a high-pinion, non-disco Dana 30 out of a Jeep Cherokee.
--YJ's came with the worst rear axle ever made...The Dana 35. TJ's also came with the Dana 35, except for the Rubicon models, which came with the much stronger Dana 44 (both front and rear and with selectable lockers installed). Some Sport and Sahara TJ's also had Dana 44's as options.
--As mentioned before, the 4.0L comes with fuel injection and are bulletproof, whereas the 4.2 is carburated (fuel injection can be added for a considerable expense) and the 4.2 is prone to certain problems.
--Some of the YJ's came with crappy Pugeot transmissions, while others came with the strong AX15 and others got the AX5 (not nearly as strong as the AX15). The TJ's are standard with 4.0's 6-cylinders (or 2.5L 4-cylinders), AW4 or AX15 transmissions (both are very strong) and in some cases, the AX5 transmission (not nearly as strong).
--The YJ came with either the NP207 transfer case (weak, but only used in 1987) or the NP231 transfer cases (much stronger). The TJ also came with the NP231 or the Rubicon Rock Trac model with 4:1 ratio.
Whether you chose a YJ or a TJ, you would be wise to make sure which parts it has to fit your application, as well as avoid expensive repairs/swaps later.
|10-06-2009 07:25 PM|
|amy||LOL, ok. I didn't know we had more than one amy.|
|10-06-2009 04:16 PM|
|10-06-2009 02:58 PM|
|surfnc25||try craigslist thats where I bought my 93 YJ with 106k miles for $4,100 already had lift kit, bumpers/side steps, nice rims new tires and is actually in good cosmetic shape for the year. Good luck and I have never driven a TJ but I would say from what I have seen and in the 5k price range you will be better off with a YJ 6cyl|
|10-06-2009 01:22 PM|
You're welcome anyway.
|10-06-2009 01:05 PM|
|10-06-2009 12:53 PM|
YJ or TJ?
Thanks amy for the photos, looks really cool!
|09-29-2009 03:25 PM|
|09-29-2009 12:02 PM|
|Jeepzcb09||On either one get the 6cyl for sure!!! The Tj has a better suspension system which makes for a better ride and better offroad performance, aswell it has greater (stock) ground clearence, and I prefer the tj's interior over the YJ's for a daily driver(it has just enough comforts), and it has round headlights!!! But the YJ is great to, i looked a several before buying my TJ, but I got my TJ for 5500, so i couldnt pass it up, but with all the things i have done to it(rims,cd player,flares,lift,etc) to make it look much better i have around 6500. Which is still a great deal , my Tj also has no rust so be sure to check for rust on either of them!|
|09-29-2009 11:53 AM|
|Rainman||Well for where I live you don't see rust free CJ's or YJ's or any jeep for that matter.|
|09-28-2009 09:23 PM|
|09-28-2009 09:21 PM|
I have an '88 YJ with CJ front grille. Has '97 Chevy 4.3L v6 engine installed in it from Chevy Blazer...need all the threads on proper install for tranny 4L680e and np231 transfer case to drive train and engine. Not sure which adapter to buy for transfer case either...
Any tips or threads you know of ? Thanks in advance. This is my first jeep build.
|09-28-2009 08:46 PM|
|09-28-2009 08:12 PM|
|09-28-2009 07:41 PM|
Get a YJ between 91-95 with the 4.0L
You'll thank yourself later.
|09-28-2009 07:38 PM|
|Rainman||I have a YJ that I will be building this winter and will be switching the front end over to CJ cause I like the round head lights better but I like like the soft seats and the longer roll bar.|
|09-28-2009 07:32 PM|
|09-28-2009 06:10 PM|
|jgano23||get a yj and convert the headlights to round.|
|09-28-2009 04:39 PM|
YJ or TJ?
Thanks for the info guys, I'm looking into a YJ. But the TJ is still on my mind, if anybody else has suggestions don't be shy!
|09-22-2009 09:22 PM|
If a daily driver go TJ
If for fun go YJ
Go 6 cyl no matter what you do.
I always liked the looks of the YJ. They're unique and 80s looking. I plan on restoring one someday.
|09-22-2009 06:02 PM|
They(meaning a good yj or tj)
are hard to find(no rust,low miles,not abused,6cyl)
Start looking at both see what you find
in your area
I would buy a 94-95 yj 6cly
STOCK and then add tires....., lift...............................
|09-22-2009 05:52 PM|
as was said its mainly personal preference, that being said i prefer Tj's. smoother ride (on a whole) and much better looking. also go for the 6cyl, very worth it. i got my 1998 Tj for 4k in decent condition. there are good deals out there.
|09-22-2009 05:48 PM|
it depends do you want it to look like this:
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