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Join Date: Sep 1999
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Re: CJ or TJ???
Of course, it depends on what you're looking to do with it, but if you want to build a Jeep to wheel...
Get a YJ, 90+, fuel injection, larger rear roll bar (93+?).
Convert the front end to a CJ grill and hood (and fenders if you so choose)
Conver the dash to a CJ dash.
Over a CJ, you get:
a better frame
a better motor
a better suspension
a newer jeep with likely less rust.
Lots of suspension options for the YJ.
And when you're done nobody will tell it didn't start out as a CJ.
In my opinion, a TJ is too complicated, with air bags, too many suspension parts, and too much plastic froo froo.
A YJ from that era will have the improvements you'll want, and a simple leaf spring suspension will perform great, and can be built easily.
Just my $0.02