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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-21-2003, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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What are the pro's of a YJ!! I just purchased a Yj and I also own two CJ's.

Not to knock people who own them but it seems like the YJ is crap.. The puegot 5 speed [img]images/graemlins/puke.gif[/img] the vacuum front axle [img]images/graemlins/puke.gif[/img] it just seems like a cheap intro jeep.

or a nice road warrior.

So what are the pro's and con's of a YJ!!
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The Pueogot was only offered for 2-3 years. The YJ is a great Jeep. It came with a HO 4.0, which is an AWESOME motor. The AX15 isn't too bad of a tranny, and the NP231 is a pretty decent tcase. The frame is very strong, and the body is galvanized. Plus you get square headlights!!!!!!
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For sheer looks the CJ series jeeps were the nicest made. However, there are som things about the YJ I wish the CJ had

1. All are widetrack
2. Power brakes/discs up front
3. Longer springs
4. Better aftermarket support than the pre-76 CJs
5. Better riding/more stable than CJs
6. The items Jammy mentioned (except for square headlights: yuck!)

I've thought about picking up a YJ and doing the following (I can find YJs far cheaper than CJs around my area):

1. Swapping in a front axle with manual hubs-preferably a D44
2. Swapping in a D44 or Ford rearend (preferably the D44...I don't like 3rd member rearends
3. Swapping in a 4.0 (if it had the 4.2 or 4cyl) or ford 5.0 or SBC
4. Swapping in a decent tranny
5. Putting in a CJ dash
6. Putting on a CJ front clip

For me doing this would be best if I find someone who has rearended somebody in a YJ, but the frame is okay.

Let us know what you decide to do with it!


Ohh...and just because:
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Nice coil over conversion on that Flat Fender. I saw that in the back of one of my off road mags about a year ago didn't I?


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Probably. I found it online somewhere and post it whenever the square/round headlight argument comes up....you can guess which side of that one I'm on! The pic looks like it was scanned off a mag...the pic is all caddy-wampus and everything. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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I just purchased a Yj and I also own two CJ's.

[/ QUOTE ] You just bought one and you say they're crap. What does this lead us to believe? [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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You just bought one and you say they're crap. What does this lead us to believe?

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What I was saying is that My CJ's are offroad Jeeps to make this jeep an offroad jeep I think would cost a fortune..

Stock CJ Compared Stock YJ I think the Cj is a far better offroad machine.

Now a modified Cj "It doesn't take much" Is pretty sweet. and very capable off road.

I purchased it because it was dirt cheap and it is really straight with only 70,000 miles on it.

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Re: round vs. square

Most of the problems you mentioned can be fixed rather easily, and are the result of stock components. Not many people here are running thee original stock components that came on their jeep.
I own an 88, and it's subject to just about everything they did wrong with it, aside from the xfer case which is 1/2 decent.

Don't call them crap, their still a jeep, and as people mentioned above, they've got their pluses.


Just out of curosity, how many people do own both a YJ and a CJ or TJ ?

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Yeah Youre right I was to hard on them .. Like you said they are still a jeep.. I am just used to the Cj's I guess.
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Re: round vs. square

I own a 81 CJ-5 ,74&amp;75(parts jeep) CJ-5s, 64 CJ-5 , 73 JEEPSTER &amp; a 91 Cherokee... When the 91 is dead &amp; gone Im planing on buying a YJ (one with [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img] Square Headlights) one with auto tranny for the wife ,,, BUT I believe its JC whitney that has a Fiberglass frontend with [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] ROUND headlights that will fit the YJs... It will be a good road warrier for the wife to drive,,, [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img] If you call what she dose driving....
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