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post #1 of 32 Old 07-29-2010, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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Identifying YJ's from TJ's

is there a dif between the two wranglers from the rear by casual observation? thanx

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post #2 of 32 Old 07-29-2010, 06:25 AM
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TJ's will have the fuel fill on the left side instead of behind the license plate. And also if you can see the leaf springs/ or shackles, that would be a YJ.
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I always do the same thing. Also, the hinges on the TJ are different. YJs have a military wrap, TJs have reinforced hinges.


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Oh yeah, and usually those ugly "milk jugs" things on the bumper and really faded grey fenderflares are a dead giveaway for a TJ.


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is there a dif between the two wranglers from the rear by casual observation? thanx
1. Observation of "spare" nuts and bolts falling from beneath.

2. Loose wires hanging below the back of the jeep with no immediate hints as to the origins of said wires... Yet all the rear lights seem to be working.

3. Visible rust cancer consuming the gas tank skid or perhaps the entire jeep.

4. Strange noise, squeaking, groaning comming from the jeep while in motion (from either jeep or driver).
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post #6 of 32 Old 07-29-2010, 06:37 AM
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YJ has square headlights TJ have round headlights

YJ fuel is behind license plate, tj is on left side

Leaf springs, vs tj coil springs

Fenderflares are also very different.

I think those are the easiest ways to know from a distance and I covered all sides.

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post #7 of 32 Old 07-29-2010, 07:03 AM
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The guy driving the Yj has a big smile on his face.
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post #8 of 32 Old 07-29-2010, 08:11 AM
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If it's summer, the TJ driver will be the one with the top on and the AC going...
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post #9 of 32 Old 07-29-2010, 10:14 AM
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+1 to firefyter!!! Is that not the truth or what!!!

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If it's summer, the TJ driver will be the one with the top on and the AC going...
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If it's summer, the TJ driver will be the one with the top on and the AC going...
ain't that the truth.

Generally it will be a woman driving
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post #12 of 32 Old 07-29-2010, 10:33 AM
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This won't help from the back but when looking at the sides the YJs used the older hood catch mechanism as did the CJs and the TJs switched to a more latch type system.
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hahahahaha OMG! so true!
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If it's summer, the TJ driver will be the one with the top on and the AC going...
It's so true. I mean, I don't even have AC, but that is funny. I know a few people who do that.



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People really drive with the top down and the A/C on??

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