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Re: That\'s it! I wanna TJ!
The TJ is a great ride no doubt, but it still needs all of the axle, steering, transfer case, tranny, and locker/gearing upgrades that eveyone else needs when when building for ultimate performance. The only difference is the cost associated with the upgrades due to the extra work required to addapt new axles to the coil suspension. If you have all of your other components in place, and now you are just worried about the excelent suspension offered in a TJ package, your build up is lot closer to completion than starting from scratch with a new TJ. If you are going to spend that much money on a TJ, then about $2K for a good suspension(stock TJs dont ramp 1000 on a 20 deg ramp) and still be left with the slip yoke on the NP231 and addequate axles at best. All you have to do is flop down the $4000 or so on the Warn Black Diamond XCL(X-trem Coil Link) suspension, you will have a suspension superior to the best aftermarket upgrades available to the TJ and still retain all of the benfits of your modified YJ or CJ, dont kid yourself modifying is modifying and those TJ's are not cheap to build up. I would love to take one off the showroom floor, damn the warranty and start cutting it up for the trail,(and Ive honestly thought about doing it, as soon as I quit traveling so much for work), but the 1st thing that would have to go would be the plastic TJ dash, hell I cant even stand all the plastic on my YJ dash, the good old look of a CJ dash would have to be one of the 1st swaps.
The Warn XCL is the great equalizer for leaf sprung Jeeps for less than about a 5th the cost, when all things are considered.
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