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    Default Re: YJ's why the hate?

    The YJ is probably one of the few Jeeps I wouldn't have a problem hacking up to make a crawler out of. I just don't think I could bring myself to hack up a CJ... and since a TJ is still not "cheap" to me, if I had one it would be my daily driver. But the ugly duckling.... being my least favorite wouldn't be an issue. Of course I am contemplating hacking the fenders on my XJ, so I guess that makes the XJ my 2nd least favorite?
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    I love the YJ's, no im not a huge fan of the leaf springs however what I like about em is that they are a fine medium between a looker and a fighter, Im not afraid to tear it open and build it up where as a TJ looks to nice to beat up ,
    if I owned one Id do coilovers on all corners and go to about 5 inches of lift with 38's and DEFINTELY stretch the wheelbase about 10 inches or so somehow.
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    Default Re: YJ's why the hate?

    I've been stalking a hard top early YJ for nearly 2 years. It's sitting in a driveway up the street from my baby sitter. I stopped and talked to the guy once and he said it wasn't for sale.

    With having the XJ, I'd love to go the other direction with a YJ. A pavement princess to drive around with the top down.
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    Pavement princess is right ...... can you say Barbie Jeep ??? YJ stands for Yuppie Jeep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Payless 4x View Post
    Pavement princess is right ...... can you say Barbie Jeep ??? YJ stands for Yuppie Jeep.
    That's why I own an XJ. Because I wanted a *real* Jeep. A YJ would be a nice toy to have in addition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dagr8tim View Post
    I've been stalking a hard top early YJ for nearly 2 years. It's sitting in a driveway up the street from my baby sitter. I stopped and talked to the guy once and he said it wasn't for sale.

    With having the XJ, I'd love to go the other direction with a YJ. A pavement princess to drive around with the top down.
    Hmm I'd figure you were a bit too old for a baby sitter

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjim350 View Post
    Hmm I'd figure you were a bit too old for a baby sitter

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjim350 View Post
    Hmm I'd figure you were a bit too old for a baby sitter

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    No, but my 3 year old twins and 3 month old do.
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    So anyway back to the topic.

    The dislike comes from square headlights, leafs in the front and an 80's styling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JENSSEN View Post
    Carburetors ,... need I say more?
    That was only on the 4.2L though
    Trust me I understand the dislike of carburetors, my old K5 use to starve on steep inclines.
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    Default Re: YJ's why the hate?

    Hey, I like em all! Started with a 74 Wagoneer, then bought a 95 Wrangler and drove the wheels off of it. SOld it to a buddy and he's still driving it. Also had a 90 2 door XJ for a while, now the wife is in a 04 Wrangler. We left Jeeps for a few years after the boy was born. And I just bought an 88 XJ last week to play with. But I digress, I loved the YJ. Never understood the hate, either.

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    I've always liked Jeeps. It wasn't until recently that I found out what a YJ was. I did hear that the YJ's had issues, not sure from who or if that was correct, maybe just one person's opinion.

    I've always thought of a Jeep as a rugged off road vehicle. I guess this is why I'm so prejudice against the Jeeps I don't consider rugged off road vehicles. I know they need to keep the company going but IFS and 2WD, ahhhh no.

    I can't believe they are selling Wranglers in 2WD versions now. It just ain't right I tell you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudderoy View Post
    I've always liked Jeeps. It wasn't until recently that I found out what a YJ was. I did hear that the YJ's had issues, not sure from who or if that was correct, maybe just one person's opinion.

    I've always thought of a Jeep as a rugged off road vehicle. I guess this is why I'm so prejudice against the Jeeps I don't consider rugged off road vehicles. I know they need to keep the company going but IFS and 2WD, ahhhh no.

    I can't believe they are selling Wranglers in 2WD versions now. It just ain't right I tell you.
    They've been selling 2WD Jeeps since the 50's. I see alot of people complaining on other Jeep sites about the difficulty of finding a 4WD XJ.
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    Default Re: YJ's why the hate?

    There is no hate per say (besides the square headlights on a Jeep). By comparing a TJ to a YJ, new technology is being compared to old. YJ's use leaf srings. They can be made to work excellent, but horse drawn buggies used that technology.

    I remember years ago when my TJ was new (98). The Jeep club I belonged to was 90% YJs, 9.9% XJs and .1% TJs (at that time). YJ owners commented to me they were impressed how effective the stock coil spring suspension was at keeping the tires on the ground. Their YJs lifted tires off the ground, but my TJ motored over the obstacles keeping the tires in contact with the ground.

    Ergonomics - some people love the YJ interior, others hate it. Same with the TJ. Filling a YJ with gas can sometimes be a challenge, especially on the uneven trail. Not so with the TJ. Drive em both on the street. Sorry, the TJ wins hands down. The coil springs offer a much better ride than the leaf springs.

    What it boils down to, get what you prefer. Take it out on the trail, discover shortcomings, and modify from there. A Jeep is a Jeep. No matter what, there will always be campfire discussions. Now if you get a 'Japanese Jeep' we can talk trash .
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