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03-25-2007 11:07 PM
amerijeep
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Originally Posted by Dare2BSquare View Post
Squery ain't a word!!!
Just another person who states they got their TJ because of the way the headlights look. That is the most ridiculous thing I ever hear newbies say.
03-25-2007 11:02 PM
Triple88a sorry i was trying to say a square as in box shape.. I gues i should have written it Squary?
03-25-2007 10:38 PM
Dare2BSquare Squery ain't a word!!!
03-25-2007 10:02 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by debruins View Post
i am, im just bored sorry
nothing very exciting happening anywhere else
actually i would buy a YJ, but my parents wont let me, say if i want to survive to thirty my DD has to be a car w/ airbags..... blah blah blah
so i like it because they are more old school, and if you dont like the grill you can always switch in a Cj one.
sorry again
Well perhaps print them this article.. http://www.consumeraffairs.com/autom...ssan_bags.html
Although its specifically on nissans its preatty much for every vehicle that has an air bag.. I personally feel safer in a vehicle WITH OUT an air bag
To me a YJ looks way too squery for some reason and the Cjs lights are way too big lol thats why i got a TJ
03-25-2007 09:04 PM
debruins back to the topic.....

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Originally Posted by erikeddy89 View Post
Hey everyone, I'm looking at selling my truck to buy my dream...a jeep wrangler. I understand the major differences between the cj's, tj's, yj's, etc., but I don't know how old of a Jeep I could get away with buying?

My budget is $9000 and from the looks of it, I can either get a newer stock jeep, or get a 90-95 and "dress it up" a little. How reliable could I expect a 10-15 y.o. jeep to be? I'm getting married soon (that doesn't mean I can't play in the mud), so I need something that won't catch fire in the driveway. It's a dream of mine to take a jeep and make it my own, piece by piece, but I don't want it to turn out as a moneypit.

So, it comes down to this: should I go with a TJ that is relatively stock (and more complex to work on, so I hear), or a YJ that are simply built with lots of miles. If you think YJ, what kinds of mods should I do with it? I was thinkin of dropping a 350 SB chevy in it. Thoughts? Thanks yall.
First you can expect all Jeeps no matter how old to be reliable as long as you take good care of them and bring along some key extra parts

make a Jeep your own, sound like you would want an older Jeep, not a new one that is uniform

and when you say a YJ that is simply built, watch out for lift kits that are already on there, you dont know how well they were intalled or the kits quality

and about the moneypit part, that is what JEEP stands for
Just Empty Every Pocket
03-25-2007 09:00 PM
debruins and dont get the impression that Tj's are my favorite type of Jeep either, my favorite by far is the CJ3B, i would take it over any other car any day, i dont care if it is slow, if/when i have the $$ i am restoring one to stock and it will be my DD

ahh my dream car, every1 else i know, their dream car is like a Chevy Nova, but mine a 74 hp Jeep

gotta love it
03-25-2007 08:57 PM
debruins i am, im just bored sorry
nothing very exciting happening anywhere else


actually i would buy a YJ, but my parents wont let me, say if i want to survive to thirty my DD has to be a car w/ airbags..... blah blah blah

so i like it because they are more old school, and if you dont like the grill you can always switch in a Cj one.

sorry again
03-25-2007 08:53 PM
amerijeep debruins, it's starting to be a bit laughable how you keep putting down YJs all the time. Relax, and enjoy the forum.
03-25-2007 08:51 PM
debruins sigh you can never make evryone happy
03-25-2007 08:50 PM
Joes Whatever Jeep you decide to get you will totally enjoy it..after riding around in it for awhile you will learn more about Jeeps..enjoy..remember to tell us what you buy..
03-25-2007 08:42 PM
Dare2BSquare
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Originally Posted by debruins View Post
0r a 80's Yj that a grandma drove around in to be able to get up her driveway in the winter and only has 20,000 miles on it.
But, you might have problems with that one, too. I have found that a vehicle that has been pampered, unless driven like it was before - will start breaking if you push it harder than it is used to being pushed.
03-25-2007 08:39 PM
debruins but Yj's do have square headlights,

maybe u want to look at a CJ, or a Tj for a DD and a CJ for the weekends, or you could always get a M38 to fix up to drive in the summer and in parades and you may want to tow the M38, but if the other Jeeps dont have enough power or long enough wheelbase you may need a J10 or maybe a waggy.......
03-25-2007 08:37 PM
debruins whiteYJ makes a good point, it is not really the year or type of JEEP, but how its been treated,
he got lucky in finding a great one, but it is harder to find a great Yj than a great TJ
You could find a 2003 TJ that has been beat to death plowing and going off road w/ 130,000 miles
0r a 80's Yj that a grandma drove around in to be able to get up her driveway in the winter and only has 20,000 miles on it

I guess i have offened some people and im sorry, just if you dont want to get into a huge hunt for the perfect Yj, it maybe easier to find a Tj in good condition or just look at a bunch of jeeps no matter what year and pick the one with the lowest miles and runs the best.

Good Luck
03-25-2007 07:45 PM
whiteyj [quote=debruins;65101]tj's are safer, more reliable, more comfortable, will have less miles, have easier acesable add ons.......

THem's fight'in words around these parts..........I found my 94 YJ in 2005 with 55,000 original miles. A true crampuff! Totally stoxk and no shadetree mechanic modifications. Drove some TJ's during my search that had been lifted and couldn't be held to one lane at 50 mph!

What ever platform you decide to start with, they're all still Wranglers!
03-25-2007 01:04 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by binaryking View Post
blu has a great point. The 4.0 motor has plenty of power and is considered to be one of the most reliable gas engines out there.
Oh and... WELCOME!
I sort of disagree.. it gets quite bad mpg 10-14 average mpg and doesnt have much power as it should for the size and the gas amount it eats lol.. The other day i saw a person that had a V-10 6.8 supercharged engine that gets ~10 mpg with nearly 3 times the 4.0s power
03-24-2007 11:25 AM
debruins yeah and do your research first,
I bought what i thought was a M38A1 the engine ran but clutch didn't work, no title or vin
later i found out through all my research after the fact that it had 1950's running gear, (drivetrain and frame) yet had a 1970's tub this means it was probably flipped/totaled.
Anyways today i was looking on craigslist and saw a 1970 Cj6? i think for 2500 w/ a title and vin plates and running

oh if only i had waited and done research i would have spent the same amoun of moany and gotten a much better jeep
so even though you waaaaaannnnntt a jeep you should wait for the right one to come along
03-24-2007 11:14 AM
Nuthin Welcome to the Forum!
03-24-2007 08:25 AM
Adventurous If you don't want a moneypit, don't buy a jeep. I bought mine to tow my boat, ended up taking it offroading, and now I'm $2k into it with no end in sight. I also seem to spend a significant amount of my free time on this board learning about all the stuff that I can do to my new toy. Be prepared for the addiction. No regrets here...I love my Jeep more than my dd now.
03-23-2007 07:24 PM
bluvikng The only time that buying an older Jeep is valid, is when you buy it cheap, and already have it planned to go bigger. It is costly, and anyone should know that up front, when doing a project Jeep. Do your homework, and it will still surprise you, how much it will cost, to have a Jeep, the way you want it.
03-22-2007 10:24 PM
binaryking blu has a great point. The 4.0 motor has plenty of power and is considered to be one of the most reliable gas engines out there.

Why buy mods when u buy your Jeep? You won't know what you are going to need. That will depend on the type of wheeling you do and the terrain in which you do it. Wheel it stock for a while and then add the mods as you either break things, or as you need them.

Just for value's sake, I would go with a TJ. It might cost more money, but time and mileage are important most times when trying to avoid getting into a money pit situation. I'm not saying that there aren't good YJ's out there, but the odds get stacked against you when you're looking at a 15 plus year old vehicle.

Try to get your hands on a 2000 or above TJ. Not that I'm biased or anything.

Oh and... WELCOME!
03-22-2007 08:08 PM
bluvikng Welcome aboard...........if you don't want it to be a money pit, then can the idea of putting a 350 short block in it. That is all I have to say. You can do what ever you want too, but any conversion, is going to take a lot of $$$$$$$$$. Glad you found this site, and hope to hear more from you.
03-22-2007 07:43 PM
amy Welcome to WF.
Good luck finding your dream. I've had a YJ and now have a TJ. Love em both!
03-22-2007 07:41 PM
debruins and welcome
03-22-2007 07:40 PM
debruins air bags

fuel injected, well okay the computer can screw thing up

the whole point of them was to be more comfortable

unless u get a yj that has been siting in a garage for 15 yrs it will have more miles

more accesable add ons i dont know, just what i have heard
03-22-2007 07:35 PM
amerijeep
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Originally Posted by debruins View Post
tj's are safer, more reliable, more comfortable, will have less miles, have easier acesable add ons.......


Prove it.
03-22-2007 07:32 PM
amerijeep Welcome to WF!
03-22-2007 07:31 PM
debruins tj's are safer, more reliable, more comfortable, will have less miles, have easier acesable add ons.......

and i fu are looking at a yj then miles dont seem to matter,
gat a 7000 TJ w/ 100,000 miles and add a lift, bigger tires, and a winch, or other various options.......
there is a lot to chose from
03-22-2007 06:06 PM
jjseel Last year I bought my 2000 for around 10 from a dealer, couldn't be happier!
03-22-2007 05:28 PM
blownfanswitch Welcome to the board! I think that YJs look fine and all, but I'd probably try to stay fairly recent with your purchase. 6 mos. ago I picked up my 2001 TJ for 10k, so I think you'd be able to find something in your range. I'm w/ red rubi...get the tj...no leaf springs
03-22-2007 05:18 PM
RedRubiTJ Welcome. Unlimited has a very good point. Especially if you hang out here and learn about all that stuff you didn't used to know about but now inexplicably have to have. Mine hasn't broken once but for some reason I am always fixing it .

Personally I am not a big fan of leaf springs and I prefer fuel injection, so I'd get a TJ. But that's just me and I believe I may be biased.
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