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Old 10-20-2017, 07:28 AM   #151
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Personally, I think bouncing around like an empty dump truck just adds to the charm.
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:03 AM   #152
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I love the Safari look of the YJ. It a very simple concept Jeep. Easy to maintain, it still illicit compliments and its fun to drive.

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Old 03-22-2018, 01:23 PM   #153
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The interior.

Way more utilitarian than the TJ, looks less like a car. CJ guys would probably say the same about CJ versus YJ though...
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The interior.

Way more utilitarian than the TJ, looks less like a car. CJ guys would probably say the same about CJ versus YJ though...
Exactly!
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:46 AM   #155
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Hip to be square

I think so.
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Old 06-11-2018, 05:28 PM   #156
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Well I don't know if they are the best Jeeps out there but as the only one I've ever owned it for sure the best one I've ever driven! TBH though I've met a few folks at gas stations and such that have questions about the flares/skirting on it and so far all of them have been surprised to find out that the Jeep is 27 years old with low mileage. Heck even the a/c in there gets a comment now and then.


For sure a work in progress but I'm going to hang on to it for a while.


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Old 06-11-2018, 07:08 PM   #157
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In the Canadian Army I drove the old M38-A1, they were a blast, I did a combat driving course driving them, Then they were getting so beat up they bought a bunch of CJ7's in 1981, they were terrible. Then in the early 90's they got a bunch of Bombardier Iltis's.........absolute hands down garbage. I got out and 10 years later bought my Jeep YJ. Loving my YJ, nothing better. I have driven the TJ and the new....whatever the hell they are, I will stick with my square headlight YJ
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:50 PM   #158
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Stella is a 95 YJ, If you ever signed a note for your grandaughter to buy a jeep you know how you become the owner.
I had a 76 CJ7, 304, Quadratrack..9 MPG, 13 on a trip, terrible design
a 72 (I think) cant recall, Commander, 6 cyl, that was a treat, nice veh
But this 95 YY I love,,,,
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:53 PM   #159
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It is unique. I remember when they first came out with the modern headlamps, "thats not a jeep". Now, they are more a collectors jeep as they stand apart from the herd.
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simple, fun, open air, big tires - what else could you want?
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Old 08-19-2018, 04:16 PM   #162
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I'll always have a soft spot for the YJ.. It was my 1st Jeep and I purchased it brand new in 1987. Mine was white with a charcoal soft top. Had a Ramsey REP 6000 slapped on it, a body lift and a leaf lift. Think I ran 32's on it but can't remember..

CJ owners hated it due to the square headlights and labeled it the Yuppie Jeep but I loved mine. Still miss it to this day....
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I'll always have a soft spot for the YJ.. It was my 1st Jeep and I purchased it brand new in 1987. Mine was white with a charcoal soft top. Had a Ramsey REP 6000 slapped on it, a body lift and a leaf lift. Think I ran 32's on it but can't remember..

CJ owners hated it due to the square headlights and labeled it the Yuppie Jeep but I loved mine. Still miss it to this day....

I was too young to remember the YJ hate. My dad owned a CJ7 and he liked the YJ but he said they were "too expensive" because they were brand new at the time.

There was a lot to hate about the YJ but most of it was fixed by the theme the 4.0 HO came out. The track bars cost nothing to get rid of and even though the YJ seemed lower and came with smaller tires they are so easy to lift there is no excuse not too.

I remember when i got my YJ 2.5" lift was the norm and the tallest lift was the Superlift 3.5" so thats what i bought. Soon after that slip yoke eliminators started getting big and more lift kit brands like rubicon express and BDS were coming out with 4.5" kits.

I love the CJ's they will always be my favorite jeep and i liked the TJ when it came out because it still retained some of that AMC jeep spirit. The JK i have always hated and will always hate and it's not the kind of hate time can erase because it's not even a jeep anymore.
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:26 PM   #164
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As a kid my step father's daily driver for several years was a 51 Willy's wagon 327 Chevy, 33 x 12.50's. My first vehicle was a beat 73 Wagoneer. I had a 79 CJ5 when the YJ came out. I thought WTF did they do ??? :-(. I would wave at em because that's what ya do but I thought...yuppie !! I didn't even know or care how much it shared with the CJ7, I just didn't like it. It was low and square.

My daily has been a 98 XJ for the last 7 years and as I've always thought I'll get another " Jeep " one day. I figured it would be a CJ. Then figured not the best choice to drive a lot on the road, plus the price for a nice rust free was not in my budget. Skipped over the YJ's and looked at TJ's. First though behind the wheel looking at the cockpit was...well heck, this is my Cherokee :-( . As awesome as my XJ is the interior is VERY car feeling. NOT the feeling I wanted driving my next Jeep and reliving the good ol' days I remembered.

Started looking at YJ's just because. I felt right at home driving it! Love the bouncy ride. The XJ is the only 4x4 I've ever owned that has had even front coil springs and I've had a few 4x4's. Took me a few years to find a nice rust free YJ in my budget here on the east coast. Wouldn't even look at the 4 cylinder models. Had to have a 4.0. Truly great engine.

Anyway, ended up with a very stock 95 2.5 5spd Rio Grande and I love it !! Very peppy, no torque but that's ok.
I've put 7k miles on it in the last 14 months and only had the rag top on the day I bought it. Same with the doors. Usually it's bikini top or none, and no doors. I have 4 motorcycles and the XJ, they all hate the YJ ...lol
One very nice thing about it....it's not a black 4 door fender-less Jk . lol
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Old 10-24-2018, 12:05 AM   #165
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Hip to be square??

My first Jeep was a ‘65 CJ-5 I acquired when I was fifteen years old, almost 40 years ago. I have owned a plethora since that time, including CJ’s in almost every configuration (2A, 5’s, 7’s), Commando’s, Wagoneer’s, XJ’s, TJ’s, etc. My current YJ is my second one, both 4.0/AX-15’s. This one had been sitting in a garage for almost nine years, was mostly stock, and needed almost EVERYTHING imaginable. Just the replacement parts list was a lengthy one! It only had 46k on the clock, yet leaked every conceivable fluid, with a fuel system that looked like it had been filled with salt water. Ethanol is such a joy.

Anyway, after the build this YJ has been extremely rewarding to drive. It is a good one!
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Old 06-01-2019, 11:02 PM   #166
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Still Hip? Or Hipper?

Although I am kind of hankering for a clean ass (mostly) stock version, I am still loving my current one. My girlfriend has nicknamed it “The Keeper”, and I tend to agree...
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Although I am kind of hankering for a clean ass (mostly)
I recommend Charmin and don’t go for mostly, get it all clean.
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I recommend Charmin and don’t go for mostly, get it all clean.
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Always liked the yj for 1 macgyver had 1 and like the almost all steel interior like the CJ's don't like all the the plastic crap on the tj's and later models
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Old 06-25-2019, 10:49 PM   #170
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The main reason I like a yj
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The second reason I like a yj macgyvers and the Jurassic park yj 2 images from my younger years
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