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Old 08-04-2016, 08:19 PM
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My tj sucks i miss my yj

Title says it all. Don't buy a tj just keep your yj the simplicity is great, stay away from fuel injection and automatic transmissions...

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Old 08-04-2016, 08:58 PM   #2
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I turned down my dad's LJ because it was an auto. And it had too much computerized junk under the hood. It just seemed too easy to fudge it up, so I kept my older, simple YJ. Your post makes me glad I did!

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Old 08-04-2016, 09:01 PM
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I'd love to even go to a cj just for the simplicity and lack of electrical madness even the simple yjs have.
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I had a CJ7 with a V8. Never got better than 8MPG.
Yes, somewhat simpler, but it had a tendency to spin out. On the trails it was great. On icy roads it was terrible.
I prefer the YJ with a wider stance and better gas mileage. YJ parts are easier to find.

Mine is a Nuttered carbed version. Bring on the EMPs. If I can get gas, I can run.

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Old 08-04-2016, 11:25 PM   #5
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The best of anything was pre 1970. Before emissions, the gas crisis and safety regulations ruined the industry. Yes, computers have made huge strides at managing horsepower and emissions, just that an old M38 was unstoppable. And when things went wrong the process was slow. Unlike a computer today which can instantly kill a perfect brand new vehicle. A carbureted engine always gave lots of notice things were going south.
My Uncles first Jeep was Government issued in 1944..
When all Jeeps were Government issued.
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