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Unread 08-20-2013, 05:02 AM   #1
chuck172
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My YJ as a DD

I bought my YJ as a cheap project/something to work on vehicle. I always wanted a jeep, so I picked one up.
The YJ has become my go to car. It is now my dd, and I just don't want to drive anything else anymore. I don't want to off-road, I do need 4wd. My jeep is totally stock, gonna stay that way. I trust it. It has become very road-worthy and dependable.
I may upgrade to a TJ someday, for the air bag feature.
Anyone else share my situation?

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Unread 08-20-2013, 05:52 AM   #2
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mine has been my main vehicle for years. and my wife's was hers and now her jku is her primary. nothing wrong with using a yj as a primary vehicle, they are solid dependable trucks. mine is basically stock also, by the way. no reason to change it either.

why do you want air bags?
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Unread 08-20-2013, 06:56 AM   #3
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mine has been my main vehicle for years. and my wife's was hers and now her jku is her primary. nothing wrong with using a yj as a primary vehicle, they are solid dependable trucks. mine is basically stock also, by the way. no reason to change it either.

why do you want air bags?
I got in a bad car wreck years ago. Destroyed my knees. I like the notion of some kind of protection there.
I'd really like to upgrade to the tj. Love my 93' though. One way to justify owning both is getting a plow for the YJ.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 08:04 AM   #4
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i have seen accident pictures of all kinds of jeeps and stuff always goes through the floor, right in front of hte pedals. that is the worst thing to me because you cannot really do anything about that, even with air bags.

tjs ride super rough, my buddy has one and that is his main complaint about them. he went from a yj to a tj and said he still wishes it rode like his yj
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Unread 08-20-2013, 08:09 AM   #5
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What? You got that backwards. TJs ride like a Cadillac compared to leaf sprung YJs.... he must have had a terrible aftermarket suspension.

Stock for stock, coils beat leaf for comfort and flex.

I would love to upgrade to a DD TJ and a woods YJ.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 10:32 AM   #6
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superj Keeps saying yj rides better but they dont. TJ is like floating on cloud compared to YJ.. JK even better...
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Unread 08-20-2013, 11:02 AM   #7
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I like the way my YJ rides. I think it's smooth. I don't have the heavy duty springs. That's probably the difference.
I've driven tj's, not really impressed by the ride compared to the yj's. Steering is a different matter. The TJ steering much different. Great returnability, better power steering, a bit touchy though.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 12:21 PM   #8
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My experience is my yj rides better then the wife's jku and we are both on stock suspension. I have never ridden in a tj but am just telling you I am told. I know aftermarket leaf springs will ride rougher then stock so maybe a tj rides better then that but my buddy is not the only one to say a tj rides rough, he is just the most recent one.

But, everyone has their opinions so ride in two and make your choice.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 12:33 PM   #9
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Also, people are going to say their model is best because its what they have. That's another reason to go try everything out on your own. (Except the jku. We have one and it rides rough. I would rather stuff everyone in my yj then that rough riding sucker)
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Unread 08-20-2013, 03:16 PM   #10
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I bought my YJ for the same reasons. I have a 2000 grand cherokee that is my dd. I just love driving the YJ though. It is a rougher ride than the grand cherokee but its more fun to drive. Once I get a soft top for the YJ I probably will drive it all the time.
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