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And why? After my accident I'm having a hard time making up my mind.. If I drop 20+k on a JK I def will not be able to modify it...
 

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why would you go so far back to a yj? anything against a TJ? I would rather have a stock Jeep to start with then build it how you want it, so you know everything is done right. Sure its more expensive that way but its also more fun.
 

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why would you go so far back to a yj? anything against a TJ? I would rather have a stock Jeep to start with then build it how you want it, so you know everything is done right. Sure its more expensive that way but its also more fun.
A nice tj rubi is right around ,14 to 16 so why not just jump to the jk?
 

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What was so bad about it?
For my preference it was too new, I don't like new cars. It was automatic. I would press the accelerator and it would go nowhere. I didn't like the ride either, too bouncy. Felt like I was driving a convertible minivan.
 

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They feel more like a car than a jeep. Especially the JKU's. Like an extreme minivan to me.

I guess they just don't rattle enough to seem like real Jeeps. :rofl:
 

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They feel more like a car than a jeep. Especially the JKU's. Like an extreme minivan to me.

I guess they just don't rattle enough to seem like real Jeeps. :rofl:
Seems to be the case for the anti-JK crowd....

Anyways, if this isn't a daily driver (which i think it is) then go YJ or TJ and modify. If you are driving it every day go with the JK and modify as you can.

I had a YJ that was pretty well modified and if i had to choose between that or my 2012 JKU for a DD.......it's not even a comparison, JKU in heartbeat.
 

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They feel more like a car than a jeep. Especially the JKU's. Like an extreme minivan to me.

I guess they just don't rattle enough to seem like real Jeeps. :rofl:
If I don't have a dash squeak I assume something's wrong.
 

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My wife has a JK and its a nice flashy ride but I don't trust it. Jeep went back to the drawing board to fix something that's wasn't broke. I've had a cj7, a yj and now a TJ and they were all DDs and crawlers and they the most reliable and easy to work on rigs I've ever had, and I've had a lot of 4x4s (ford, Chevy, Toyota, dodge)... Go with the YJ. JKs are still really nice but you'll be happy with an old leafy YJ that's been loved
 

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TJ says the old man with a YJ!!! Each model brings its own drawbacks and yes the older ones bring some challenges. However the TJ is coil springs and a smoother ride, just old enough not to be too expensive to buy and you can modify it forever.

As long as its a JEEP your in there.
 

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Seems to be the case for the anti-JK crowd....

Anyways, if this isn't a daily driver (which i think it is) then go YJ or TJ and modify. If you are driving it every day go with the JK and modify as you can.

I had a YJ that was pretty well modified and if i had to choose between that or my 2012 JKU for a DD.......it's not even a comparison, JKU in heartbeat.
I'm not anti-JK by any means. They just aren't my favorite. I don't like the rounded looks, like the grille and hood. The interior is too luxurious for me, too. If I was getting a straight DD, I'd really consider a 2 door. But if I'm using it as a trail vehicle too, I want simple, with few electronics. It's very easy to get a JK electrical system wet.

So in my opinion, DD=JK, DD+trail=TJ or YJ.
 

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I'm not anti-JK by any means. They just aren't my favorite. I don't like the rounded looks, like the grille and hood. The interior is too luxurious for me, too. If I was getting a straight DD, I'd really consider a 2 door. But if I'm using it as a trail vehicle too, I want simple, with few electronics. It's very easy to get a JK electrical system wet.

So in my opinion, DD=JK, DD+trail=TJ or YJ.
I agree. I miss my 91 amd gave it up until jeep could put out "4drs".... ( funny how i wished they would and did)... I stalked every dealer within a 150 mile radius and kept getting, "nope... Not delivered yet".. "Check tomorrow"... This was when they were first being produced.... The short of it is, the 2013 i drove last wk for a loner wS wayyyyyy to fancy and spaced out for me, So I totally know what you are saying, Bur the 07's when they first came out are nothing like they are now.. Very much girly.... But i need 4drs, as in my teens, the 2 dr no longer was jiving for me as i got older
 

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Stock YJ, modified the way I see fit.
That'd be perfect. I'd love to find another stock YJ in great shape, but its hard in Michigan. All the YJs have some rust around here.
 
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