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My friend is looking to buy a jeep. He was asking me what were the main differences of TJ & YJ. (I have a YJ so I don't know much about TJs)

Major Difference I see is that TJ has Coil susp. and has bit more tire clearance. (Then theres the round lights and the better looking dashboard :D)

Does it make a huge difference to have Coil when wheeling?

Is it worth spending more money so u can have a Coil spring (and coil ready) susp?

I know if I were to convert my YJ to a Coil system I would have to spend minimum 2k.

any comments would be appreciated. thx
 

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It depends on what kind of wheeling your doing. You can make leafs work just as well as coils for a hell of alot cheaper. But if your friends not mechanicaly inclined he might be better off with a TJ. My YJ with 4" springs kicked my friends 4" lifted TJ's ass everywhere we went. But we dont have rocks if we did things would have been different.

Im a YJ fan and i find some things on the TJ to be quirky like...
the 2 piece steering shaft
trany/body mounted t-case shafter
transfercase sprockets not having bearings lol

And some other things i cant think of off the top of my head... Just small things that are not that big of a deal. Tell you friend to go look at both and pick the one he likes best.
 

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YJs never came with dana 44s but chevy moter swaps are easyer
 

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If it's going to be a DD then a TJ will ride better and be more comfortable.
 

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Procomp Coil conversion

What do you guys think about getting a YJ and Putting on a Procomp Coil conversion ?:D
 

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YJs never came with dana 44s but chevy moter swaps are easyer


Hmmm I bought a Canadian YJ witha stock 44 ;) I am partial to YJ's for simplicity, and less electrical stuff to deal with, but the TJ's are comfy. All depends of his plans, budget, etc.
 

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If it's going to be a DD, the TJ is probably a better choice. There are more TJ's with 4.oL than YJ's with the 4.0L..... if that is a factor to you.
 

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If it's going to be a DD, the TJ is probably a better choice. There are more TJ's with 4.oL than YJ's with the 4.0L..... if that is a factor to you.
I am not letting him buy a 2.5 :D

I think he will use it everyday for driving in the city.

It seems like the suspension (coil vs leaf) is not a huge fact.

I don't know if he would say HE must have the round lights LOL
 

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I think it depends on what the guys doing. If he wants something simple, go with the cj or the yj. If he wants something better on rocks and more comfy, go with the tj. Personally, i like the 4.2 better than the 4.0, of course if you fuel inject it and put headers on, but thats my opinion. The problem with the yj is that it comes stock with the 35 in the rear. Thats why a cj is better axle wise, because if the model 20 is one pieced, it is pretty comparable to a 44.
 

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I am not letting him buy a 2.5 :D

I think he will use it everyday for driving in the city.

It seems like the suspension (coil vs leaf) is not a huge fact.

I don't know if he would say HE must have the round lights LOL
In my mind, this is a slam dunk. Since he will be driving it daily as a commute vehicle, the TJ is the only choice. Nothing wrong with CJ except their age and that they may not be a reliable vehicle for DD. Nothing wrong with YJ's except the TJ takes care of the creature comforts better and the TJ's are newer, therefore maybe more reliable for DD. Also, for what a CJ sells for, you can get an older TJ.
 

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IF its his only vehicle he might look at an Unlimited. Mine being my only transportation I am extremely happy with the added space. At first I didn't think I could afford such a new jeep but after crunching some numbers it became an option since I only plan to buy one jeep for myself, and I had to take out a loan either way. Either way a coil will provide a better on road ride, and from my somewhat limited wheeling it seams to keep all 4s on the ground better than a leaf sprung jeep.
 

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I think it depends on what the guys doing. If he wants something simple, go with the cj or the yj. If he wants something better on rocks and more comfy, go with the tj. Personally, i like the 4.2 better than the 4.0, of course if you fuel inject it and put headers on, but thats my opinion. The problem with the yj is that it comes stock with the 35 in the rear. Thats why a cj is better axle wise, because if the model 20 is one pieced, it is pretty comparable to a 44.

What year(s) got the 4.2?
 

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In my mind, this is a slam dunk. Since he will be driving it daily as a commute vehicle, the TJ is the only choice. Nothing wrong with CJ except their age and that they may not be a reliable vehicle for DD. Nothing wrong with YJ's except the TJ takes care of the creature comforts better and the TJ's are newer, therefore maybe more reliable for DD. Also, for what a CJ sells for, you can get an older TJ.
TY...

I drive my YJ everyday.. just a bit bumpy.. but thats what jeeps do.. :D
 

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If he wants to DD it a TJ is a no brainer. CD players are standard in +03 models.

If he wants to wheel it...find whatever does not have a D35.:D
 
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