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new guy, what is diff in CJ, YJ, and TJ models?

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ok im on the verge of buying a new jeep, and i have some questions. first is what is the diff between the CJ, YJ, TJ models?
second, im buying a 6 banger and im planing on putting a 4 inch lift on it with either 33 or 32 size tires on it.. i was wondering if anybody knew if theres a really good brand of lifts that i should look into.
third, not really a question but is there any random advice or helpful info you guys can give me.
thanks Casey
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I've been reading a few strands on here and i see that alot of problems starting happening at 4 inch lifts, such as; longer drive shafts, case drops, vibrations, slip yoke eliminators, and "SYE" (which i dont know the meaning of). Do these kits cover any of these problems or do i have to tackle them myself?
The SYE is a slip yoke eliminator. Kits usually do not come with these, and aren't even necessary on Rubicons, as they already have the CV style yokes. What the kits do come with is a spacer to drop your skid plate down about 2", which is supposed to compensate for the lift. Deciding on a Jeep, is like deciding on a lift, have to weigh your wants and desires in one hand, and your wallet in the other. CJ's and YJ's ride on leaf springs, where TJ's ride on coil springs. Coils ride smoother and articulate better. Do some research, decide what you want a Jeep for, and have a blast building one, or leaving it stock.
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