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Cherokee51890 04-05-2012 11:16 PM

Buying a TJ Or YJ
 
I was thinking about buying either a TJ or YJ. I just wanted to know if they're things in specific to look out for when looking into buying one of these jeeps,maybe they have little quirks like other cars do or they're known to have specific problems that you would want to steer clear of. I don't know anything about these jeeps so any and all information would be helpful thank you!

whiteyj 04-05-2012 11:20 PM

A YJ is a real Jeep with leaf springs and square headlights:D. The TJ is the next generation with coil springs, and a much more plastic interior.

Really going to come down to what you want to do wit hthe rig. Lots of mods for the leaf springed YJ. Plenty of mods for the TJ as well.

GoldenSahara00 04-05-2012 11:24 PM

As long as he's not looking at a jk right? :rofl: yjs are cheaper and easier to mod, but older and typical issues you find come with that. However you can find a clean yj cheaper than a clean Tj. Leafs mean no track bars and sway bars aren't needed. However some people like the ride of coils vs leafs. Whatever. Both are solid choices.

TJspeed 04-06-2012 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by whiteyj (Post 2225673)
A YJ is a real Jeep with leaf springs and square headlights:D. The TJ is the next generation with coil springs, and a much more plastic interior.

Really going to come down to what you want to do wit hthe rig. Lots of mods for the leaf springed YJ. Plenty of mods for the TJ as well.

REAL Jeeps have round headlights!!! :whistling:

wranglerTX 04-06-2012 12:33 AM

Go for the TJ, when I was looking for a jeep, I saw a couple of yjs and must say No regrets. IMO TJ is way better.

XJ Knight 04-06-2012 12:48 AM

Based on which tech section you post this question you will get a majority of the biast twoards the model that tech section covers..

Posted in the general offroad section you would get opinions from everyone and not just mostly TJ/LJ owners

TJspeed 04-06-2012 12:50 AM

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Originally Posted by XJ Knight (Post 2225852)
Based on which tech section you post this question you will get a majority of the biast twoards the model that tech section covers..

Posted in the general offroad section you would get opinions from everyone and not just mostly TJ/LJ owners

With that being said he should ask this in the JK section lol

RSelf 04-06-2012 01:02 AM

Teeeeeee Jayyyyyyy

CrackrJack 04-06-2012 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by TJspeed (Post 2225801)
REAL Jeeps have round headlights!!! :whistling:

That's what I was thinking... And doesn't the Y stand for yuppie?:p

jkaufman_95 04-06-2012 01:18 AM

Cj!! Oh wait. I drive a Tj. Namely because the powers that be told me I needed airbags.
Only 96 yj's have airbags and I haven't found one

Zurn 04-06-2012 05:29 AM

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Originally Posted by jkaufman_95 (Post 2225909)
Cj!! Oh wait. I drive a Tj. Namely because the powers that be told me I needed airbags.
Only 96 yj's have airbags and I haven't found one

:rofl:

I had a 95 YJ and now have an 04 TJ. Loved they YJ. Really love the TJ. :punk:

BigThunder 04-06-2012 05:40 AM

I have a 94 YJ and a 06 LJ Rubicon. I like them both very much. I think of the YJ as my dirt pig, where the Rubi is a more comfortable ride, yet fully, if not more capable off road than the YJ. If you maintain them, either will last you for as long as you want. My one suggestion ~ don't buy with potential re-sale in mind. Buy it, build it, enjoy it and call it your own.

4Jeepn 04-06-2012 05:48 AM

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Originally Posted by jkaufman_95 (Post 2225909)
Cj!! Oh wait. I drive a Tj. Namely because the powers that be told me I needed airbags.
Only 96 yj's have airbags and I haven't found one

The 96 YJ was the TJ....

as for which one.. go drive both and see which you like. TJ is more driver friendly.. a YJ is more rustic.

hcarr1234 04-06-2012 06:23 AM

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Originally Posted by 4Jeepn (Post 2226157)
The 96 YJ was the TJ....

as for which one.. go drive both and see which you like. TJ is more driver friendly.. a YJ is more rustic.


They have a 96 TJ?

jrussblues 04-06-2012 06:46 AM

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Originally Posted by hcarr1234

They have a 96 TJ?

I believe there are production dates from 96 for the 97's.

felix225 04-06-2012 09:13 AM

I have a TJ and I like the overall looks of the TJ over the YJ..but if I was in the market right now I would look for a LJ..

jkaufman_95 04-06-2012 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by jrussblues

I believe there are production dates from 96 for the 97's.

But they all sold as a 97. There is no 96 model year.

GoldenSahara00 04-06-2012 07:41 PM

There no 96 year jeeps. Just production dates. As far as I know.

TJDave 04-06-2012 07:47 PM

If you're buying a TJ, look for one with a D44 rear axle instead of the crappy D35.

If you're buying a YJ, look for one with round headlights and coil springs, because all YJ's came from the factory with the crappy D35.:)


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