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Old 08-17-2012, 01:24 PM
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Tj v.s yj

What are the primary differences between a TJ and a YJ. What are the pros and cons of each/ I know my YJ inside and out down to every noise it makes, but I havent dug into any TJ's. A few of my neighbors have them and I am kinda curious.

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Hmm off the top of my head... Round headlights instead of square, coil-springs instead of leaf, a whole bunch of that luxury stuff like A/C and power-steering lol, a family style roll-bar, gas fill-port isn't hidden behind the license plate, dash is set-up differently, they have steel engine mounts instead of cast-aluminum, the fender flares are roomier, a bunch of cosmetic stuff, and by far the biggest and most important difference is they lack the Analog-Clock gauge lol. Just basing this off of my buddies 97' TJ, I'm sure the newer ones have more tech packed into them.

Edit: I am aware that the newer 92'+ YJ's have similarities to TJ's based on what I mentioned was differences, I am basing those differences off off my 91'

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Old 08-17-2012, 05:53 PM   #3
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Its mostly just creature comforts, i had a 2005 LJ before my 93, and though it was a great truck, I like my 93 much better, it seems like the perfect combination between old style tech of the CJ's and newer stuff of the TJ's
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The big difference is suspension. Leaf springs vs coils. The coils in TJs make them much more easy to live with in a daily basis.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:06 PM   #5
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Yeah I have to agree with brew I had a 2000 Wrangler the ride was alot more comfy thenthe yj andseems like there's more lift Kitts out there to chews from too.
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Yeah, but which one is better? Leaf or coil over.... I am talking for off road of course.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:44 PM   #7
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I dont know I've heard ppl talk about both. I think you get better articulation with springs then with leaf. For myself I liked the ride of the tj better. But it would have to be your choice. Take a ride in both and decide for yourself
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:47 PM   #8
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i think that is to each his own. thats a question that everyone is going to have an oppinion on. i know i would love a soa kit on my YJ but for now i will stick with what i got. ya know?
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:03 PM   #9
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Yeah I know. Well good luck on what ever you decide. I loved my tj and l should've had my ass kicked for getting rid of it and now I have a yj so I tell you from having both that the tj is a softer ride good luck talk to u later

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