As to the poll, im partial to the bars in my 95, but i can see where the 86-91s are appealing to those going for more of a CJ look... <shrug> you can turn the "sports bars" into a full roll cage relatively easy, as soon as he gets a pipe bender, my buddies gonna make a prototype for his jeep that ill probably do for mine. Basically a pipe is gonna be welded to the bars that hold the windsheild in place. thats gonna go down through the tub and be welded to the frame. then theres gonna be another bar welded across the two windsheild supporters thus forming a cage.
Both bars are made from the same material. As a fabricator it's much easier to add to the later model YJ bar for more rear protection. The bars going to the windshield are JUNK on the YJ's - a real front cage should be added to either YJ or CJ factory cage.
I like the triangulation of the CJ bar but it is lacking in rear passenger protection.
Here are a couple shots of a recently rolled YJ with the CJ style bar and the bars that used to go to the windshield. The bolts sheared off at the main hoop leaving the windshield bars to beat the occupants!
Other than cuts.scrapes nobody was injured. The Jeep rolled 3 3/4 times BTW.
Saw the jeep you are looking for today at a local lot Prime Lord. 91 renegade, hard and soft top, 33" rubber, 2" body lift, 2 1/2 suspension lift, light bar with 4 KC daylighters, Hella driving lights, nerf bars, rock crawler front bumper, tube bumper in the back, full steel doors, K&N filter system, dynomax cat back system, rancho shocks, new front axles, 4.0l FI, 109,000 miles. Took it for a drive, runs just fine. asking 4995.00 Would have bought it myself if I wasn't so attached to my 89 Islander.
Wheelin down lifes highway, aimin for the potholes!!!!
At the body shop for resto
Waiting for Mods
PICS to come
puddle jumper, thx for checkin it out man....but I found a sweet '92 Islander yesterday right around the corner from me. It has everything I want except the old school rollbar.....
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by wckdyj:
<strong>I have the older style and I will trade with anyone who wants it. I have been looking for the newer style for a while. I am in Delaware.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Hey man, if the old style bar will swap right out w/ the "sport" bar, we might just have to plan a meet. Since I'm getting a '92, it has the bar I don't like....I'd be more than willing to trade you. What color is it? Also, what color is your interior? b/c we'd have to switch seatbelts too.
[url="http://community.webshots.com/album/37357975IlmeHK"]'92 YJ Islander[/url], 4.0, 5-speed. 1" Daystar Body Lift, 31x10.50 Goodyear MT/R's, CJ Style (87-91) Roll Bar, ARB Safari Snorkel, K&N Panel Filter, Dynomax SuperTurbo Catback. Still hunting for TJ Sahara flares!!!
My jeep is red with gray interior and my seat belts are black lapbelts. I am not real worried about the color because I can always paint it. I believe they are a direct swap except there is one bolt that wont fit in mine. Let me know
89 YJ 2.5L, 2" SRS, 1" BL, 31-10.5-15MT's, Rockcrawlers, rocklights, 1992 roll bar, TJ Flares, LED's
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