Re: CJ7 or YJ
If the Jeep is also for a daily driver, I would recommend the YJ. The later CJ's had pretty well the same running gear as the YJ other than the vacuum disconnect on the YJ front axle and the injected 4.0 on the later YJ's. The on road handling and comfort are better in the YJ due to refinements in the steering and suspension but all that goes out the door with the mod's needed for 35"s. The CJ was more bare bones in the interior but carpet kits are available and they were a bit noisier ie wind and road noise but again the road noise isn't and issue with the mod's for 35"s. The YJ has a stronger, more rigid frame and a few tecnology upgrades but you need to decide which interior and headlight look you like best and which one you can get for the better deal in the best shape. Remember, the newest CJ is 15 years old. The after market is crawling with stuff both with the mod's you'll need to do, it comes down to the engine choice, and look.