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Re: cj-5 or yj
Mike, I am always watching and taking notes, hmmmm, wheres my pencil and note pad? NOTE:05-17-01- Smokngun, makes remark about YJs lack of "cool factor". Note to self: Never rest until retribution has been served.
Now what were we talking about, Oh yeah CJ5 or YJ.
The YJ is good starting point, with a sound frame, and tub, an easily and affordably improved suspension, relatively problem free electronocs, and reliable engines. If you can afford a YJ with a 4.0 you should be free to spend your money on upgrades, rather than replacing all of the rusted out CJ components with YJ parts. Honestly, If you need to ask whether or not you should get a CJ or YJ, you are probbably not enough of an old CJ afficianado that having a YJ will affect the phycy on your manlihood once you get used to the fact that the headlights are the astheticly better looking square version.
I like YJ best, as a starting point for a build up, but a well built CJ (read: CJ headlights, on YJ frame tub and springs, with completely upgraded drive train), is an impressive rig, with timeless cool looks.
"I hope someone got a picture of that"