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Unread 11-02-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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TJ Roll bar into a YJ?

I have been lurking here for about a year and decided to join.

I have a 89 wrangler that I purchased a family roll bar for. I was told it was from a YJ when I bought it about a year ago. I even had it powder coated and cleaned up. Now today, I went to put it in and noticed the mounts are all wrong on this roll bar. It looks like they guy I bought it from in lied to me and this one is from a TJ.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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Unread 11-02-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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Any pictures? If it is from a TJ the swap is doable but it will take some work. My opinion its not worth it, I'd add to your current sport bar.

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Unread 11-02-2013, 10:19 PM   #3
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Looking at pics online, it looks like it has the same mounts as a TJ bar. I ride around with my 3 and 4 year old in the back of the jeep a lot and would feel better with a roll bar that covered them as well. That is why I am looking to swap in a family bar. IT does look like I could modify it but it looks like I would be better off getting a YJ bar for it even though I got $250 into this one between powder coating and purchase.
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Unread 11-03-2013, 10:05 AM   #4
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Looking at pics online, it looks like it has the same mounts as a TJ bar. I ride around with my 3 and 4 year old in the back of the jeep a lot and would feel better with a roll bar that covered them as well. That is why I am looking to swap in a family bar. IT does look like I could modify it but it looks like I would be better off getting a YJ bar for it even though I got $250 into this one between powder coating and purchase.
Jeeptubes makes a rear cage addition for the 87-91 sport bar. It's pretty cheap also I am going to pick one up for mine and a few other bars to build off the stock bar. Then get a front addition.
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Jeeptubes makes a rear cage addition for the 87-91 sport bar. It's pretty cheap also I am going to pick one up for mine and a few other bars to build off the stock bar. Then get a front addition.
Sorry to jack the thread, but do you know if those add-ons are different from the stock family bar? Cause I'd like to run a frameless top on mine.
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Sorry to jack the thread, but do you know if those add-ons are different from the stock family bar? Cause I'd like to run a frameless top on mine.
The tubes are bent to convert the sport bar to the family bar.
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The tubes are bent to convert the sport bar to the family bar.
Yeah I was just wondering if it made it the same dimension as the family bar since it is aftermarket i wasn't sure. I assume with that you keep the sport bars still?
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Yeah I was just wondering if it made it the same dimension as the family bar since it is aftermarket i wasn't sure. I assume with that you keep the sport bars still?
The bars are bent to follow the factory lines but they are cut long so you can customize them to your needs.
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With this aftermarket option, do you cut off the current angled bars and replace with the new pieces?
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With this aftermarket option, do you cut off the current angled bars and replace with the new pieces?
No they stay, the new bar welds to the top of the main hoop and down at the foot of the angled bar where it mets the tub




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They run 110 for a pair, I am really thinking about buy this and a streamer bar with some spreaders for the main hoop to the streamer for my YJ then a front half from More or atoz
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I like the idea of gaining some room on the fender well for security boxes by converting to the sport bar, can the new pipes be used to replace the old angled bars?
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I got a tj bar for free and cut the rear portion off and added to my sport bar. Then I added a bar between them. I got a lot more to do but its a start.


In stock form the YJ/TJ family bars wont really do much to protect your children they would just fold in and crush them. I plan to triangulate mine more and add some frame tie-ins then I will trust it more for protection. Until then I'm very cautious with my kids on trail rides.
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I got a tj bar for free and cut the rear portion off and added to my sport bar. Then I added a bar between them. I got a lot more to do but its a start. In stock form the YJ/TJ family bars wont really do much to protect your children they would just fold in and crush them. I plan to triangulate mine more and add some frame tie-ins then I will trust it more for protection. Until then I'm very cautious with my kids on trail rides.
Skyj that is what I want todo to my Sportbar. But I would add some stringers from the main hoop to the streamer on some 45* angles for more triangulation and gusset every 90 and 45 degree joint
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The TJ bar is not hard to make fit. With it you can move to the much nicer tj top with minimal mods. Search the forum there are a few threads on it. It is on my list my very very long list.
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