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Hi there,

I'm interested in buying a used jeep. I know they have improved the rough ride they used to be known for but I don't what year they started making them with a smoother ride.

Also, what is the known mileage they can get up to (pre-overhaul)?
 

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A tj rides a little better than a yj because it's coil over set up.A tj is 1997-2006:D If you want a smooth riding car don't get a jeep.
 

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That's something else I wanted to ask: what are the main differences to the TJ, YJ...? Can anyone sum up easliy?
 

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yj: leaf springs, square headlights

tj: coil springs, round headlight.

i had a YJ and two TJs. in my opinion the TJ is much more comfortable and better if you want to use it as a daily driver.
but most of the people with YJs say that the TJ is for girls and not a real jeep.



:D :D
 

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what about putting a long arm lift and OME suspension on an old 1997 TJ? Will that still make the ride as good as a 2000+ TJ?

Also, how is a CJ different from the others?

Woo-hooo!!!! I'm getting really juiced to buy one now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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longarms with relocated mount points aren´t necessary with an OME lift.
i would do that only with +4" of lift.

only OME springs and shocks make the ride much better and smoother. some adjustable CAs make it a bit better on the road and much better off teh road.

if you drive on the road´most the time and only sometimes off the road this wil be enough:
http://northridge4x4.com/proddetail.php?prod=OME-25-HDLIFT
 

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This is a COILOVER:



This is a TJ COIL SPRING:
I don't know while I put coil over I wasn't thinking right.:chair:
 

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If ride quality is a high priority for you, but you still have to have a Wrangler, then I would suggest going with the new 2007 Wrangler Unlimited 4 door. The extra wheelbase gives it a smoother ride. Personally I think it rides the best out of all of the wrangler years.

Now if you're looking for something a little less harsh on the wallet, then I would look at a Wrangler TJ, which is a 1997-2006 Wrangler. They use coil springs instead of a leaf spring suspension and it is a bit better, however it'll still rattle your kidneys after a while.

The best advice I can give you is to go out and take a bunch of test drives to find the right Wrangler for you, since everyone's opinion is different.
 
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