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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-08-2001, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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YJ questions

Alright, i have a few questions about the YJ, one main one is what year is the best and why, and about how much they are because the most i can spend is like $5000. Second is, are they good off road and on? And 3rd what are some of the good and bad aspects of the YJ?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-08-2001, 05:10 PM
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91 is a good year to start, since it's first year with 4.0L, and it has the AX15 manual tranny. It has old style rollbar, which some prefer, some dont, 1992 and up have the new style bar.


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ok first the dis-claimer= i'm not an expert at this but:
i own an 87 yj[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
i like my jeep and this is some of what i know.
87 was the first year for the yj.
some call it the "yuppie jeep"- doesn't bother me![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
87 and 88 probably have a 5 speed tranny made in france that you might want to avoid if possible. it has a bad reputation although i am doing fine with mine. it is called a peugeot aka BA10.
http://www.off-road.com/jeep/swb/articles/specgrid.htm
then there is the carburator vs fuel injection. and the 4 cyl vs 6 cyl. i would recommend the 6 cyl with fuel injection but with $5000 budget i don't know. the yj has front sway bars which are nice to have on pavement around curves for stability but need to be dis-connected for wheelin to let the axle droop and maintain tire contact. i believe they are a little too low and a susp lift would be nice for off-road. or a 1" body lift at least to accommodate 30" tires. oh and they have those damn square headlights that cj and tj owners will not let you live down![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] i like them myself. the yj has a plastic dash with plenty of gauges and clock. try to get a near stock yj and you can do your own mods.well this is a start![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]



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