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WranglerTJS 05-27-2009 06:20 PM

New Wrangler Style VS old style
 
My question to all you jeep lovers is what would you rather have a new body style jeep or the original style jeeps. To me the new jeeps ride to smooth...i know that sounds dumb but I think it takes away from what Jeeps are and the wide stance just not feeling it so I think ill stick with my 99 sport

05GT-O.C.D. 05-27-2009 06:36 PM

I don't know if we can call a TJ Old School, but I'd rather have a TJ than a JK... at least for now. I don't hate the JK's at all, they're growing on me. I'm impressed w/ how nice the interior is and would like to have a 6 spd.
I remember the old YJ vs TJ polls back in 97, lol.

WranglerTJS 05-27-2009 06:42 PM

I feel ya i should have said JK VS TJ but to me the JK is just too big of a stance and smooth maybe its just cause im so use to the TJ. One thing is though im diggin the 4 door im sick of all my friends complaining of trying to squeeze through my seat...they have 2 options by my a 4 door jk or loose weight

dooder 05-27-2009 06:46 PM

yj :punk:

daanbc 05-27-2009 06:50 PM

I don't want to come off as putting the JK's down, They are growing on me. And they are a jeep. But they are a jeep for the so called "yuppies" if that's what there still called. Mostly soccer mom's. The majority of the people who buy them do not intend to do any off roading what-so-ever. Not like the one's on this forum who have JK's. Unfortunately they are the minority. As for TJ's i can't consider them "old school" CJ's are old school. As for my 2000 TJ, she rides real smooth.

603TJ 05-27-2009 06:52 PM

I don't know about anyone else, but I get the no-wave from the JK owners quite often.

daanbc 05-27-2009 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 603TJ (Post 378612)
I don't know about anyone else, but I get the no-wave from the JK owners quite often.

That's exactlly my point. They don't know what they have. They just purchased it because it was what the jones's have.

joemd60 05-27-2009 06:57 PM

I may have voted wrong, I like the style of my TJ so I don't know if that is considered new or old school. If I were to buy new I would lean toward a Rubicon even though it is my daily driver.:)

Hondarider 05-27-2009 06:57 PM

LOL. I remember when YJs were "yuppie" Jeeps and all real men drove CJs. I guess it's the same story every time a new model comes out. I personally prefer the TJ to the JK at this moment...but I've seen some sweet JKs with 35s that could change my opinion on that matter...especially that lifted 4 door JK that I see in magazine ads every month.

daanbc 05-27-2009 07:01 PM

TRUE that!

Atthehop 05-27-2009 07:18 PM

I voted for the TJ but I like my YJ better. My TJ ride is too mushy compared to my old YJ.

jpdocdave 05-27-2009 07:23 PM

cj and yj.

i was in the game in the 90s when the tj came out, and it was the same story. the tj owners were all yuppies, and clueless. i was just talking to a buddy that i wheel with and no one wheeled tj's cuz they were too nice. now i can't believe the jk interior, way too nice to me. but look at it now, this board is mostly tj's, and tj's are probably the largest in number on the trails right now.

05GT-O.C.D. 05-27-2009 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by 603TJ (Post 378612)
I don't know about anyone else, but I get the no-wave from the JK owners quite often.

Keep waving, they'll catch on. :wavey:

18thcenturyguy 05-27-2009 07:30 PM

My neighbor just bought a brand new sahara JK all black, it is sweet. I want his painted fender flares, lol. He had a YJ for years and he waves at me every morning. I think once it's lifted it will look awesome.

tiny terror 05-27-2009 07:31 PM

I like jeeps.

VegasWrangler 05-27-2009 07:38 PM

I prefer the TJ, but with kids in my immediate future, I could see the advantage of the 4 door JK. I will probably get both at some point.

05GT-O.C.D. 05-27-2009 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by VegasWrangler (Post 378659)
I prefer the TJ, but with kids in my immediate future, I could see the advantage of the 4 door JK. I will probably get both at some point.

W/ my 2 yr old, I'd love to have a LJ. We'd max out at 2 kids anyways, so the LJ would be perfect.

JeepnJim 05-27-2009 08:08 PM

I'll chime in. I drove CJ-5s all through the eighties and early ninties. You know, Levi edition, big lift, dual front shocks, 35" Gumbo Mudders,no spare, side turnout pipes,304 with a Holly dual carb. I never did warm up to the rectangular headlights on the YJ. I drove lifted Cherokees up until this past February when I got an '04 Wrangler X. It's great except for the 3" body lift. I gotta fix that situation. Anyhoos, I pick my TJ as my favorite style maybe 'cause I'm 45 and used to some luxeries such as AC and auto tranny. Now I feel like I'm back in the saddle!

4Jeepn 05-27-2009 08:30 PM

If by old school you mean one of these vs the new JK.. then my vote is old school.

http://www.willys-mb.co.uk/images/dfr/jeep-1.jpg

JeepnJim 05-27-2009 08:34 PM

Wow. Eye candy.

jgano23 05-27-2009 08:43 PM

i like the tj waaay better. the jk's have too many creature comforts for me. when i ride in a wrangler i don't want it to look or feel like a luxury vehicle. in all honesty i'd much rather a cj.

WranglerTJS 05-27-2009 09:13 PM

I understand the ones who like the cjs more that the tj or jk but to me the JK is way diffrent from any other model as some has already posted the JK ride of which is like a cadillac and a lil bigger stance. to me the TJ and down are true jeeps but yes some will say im wrong the JK will grow on almost everyone i do love the 4 door which will be nice for a family but im single so im stickin with my TJ

n8smitty 05-27-2009 09:20 PM

I agree the JK is growing on me, but any Jeep before 2007 is better to me.

jgano23 05-27-2009 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by n8smitty (Post 378778)
I agree the JK is growing on me, but any Jeep before 2007 is better to me.

i like any jeep prior to 1986 and after 1996 :D.

0lllllll0 not []lllllll[] (lol just busting chops)

4point 05-27-2009 09:35 PM

I like the longer wheelbase but not the width of the JK. I also like the longer CA's and the fact that it takes less lift to accommodate the same tire. There are a number of other things also.
But I like my TJ it works fine.

jpoutlaw 05-27-2009 09:38 PM

I wish my dash was flat and had round gauges.

Levinoss 05-27-2009 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jgano23 (Post 378793)
i like any jeep prior to 1986 and after 1996 :D.

0lllllll0 not []lllllll[] (lol just busting chops)

:rofl: +1

wavebacktothetj 05-28-2009 12:01 AM

I like all the Jeeps, I see myslef in a 4 door JK down the road

1BLKJP 05-28-2009 12:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wavebacktothetj (Post 378915)
I like all the Jeeps, I see myslef in a 4 door JK down the road

I agree. A black 4 door on a 3.5" lift with tube fenders sittin on 37's and 20's looks bad ace for a daily driver.

meyers 05-28-2009 01:10 AM

I love em all. From the OLD OLD school CJ-2 to the JK The pictures of the JK's in Quadratec are badass, you can make them look great. I love my 02, owned it since new and will never get rid of it. We looked at JK's before we bought our 09 Dodge Journey. For the family comfort the Journey won out. But I could see adding a JK to the garage a few years down the road, and making the TJ the ultimate project vehicle.


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