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Unread 09-14-2013, 09:39 AM   #1
hifooy07
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yj frame or cj7 frame?

im starting to gather parts for a build but not sure what to do about frame. Game plan is cj7 fiberglass tub if i can find one, but not sure if i should try to buy cj7 or yj frame? i have mostly yj parts and living in rust belt i think fiberglass would be my best bet. thoughts on frame and best rust proofing solution? thanks.

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Unread 09-14-2013, 10:52 AM   #2
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unless you're going with an aftermarket frame like in this link, the YJ frame is stronger
http://www.throttledownkustoms.com/index.html


and why not go with an aluminum tub?
http://www.aqualu.com/
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Unread 09-16-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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fiberglass cj7 tubs show up all the time on craigslist. aluminum would be nice but im on a cheap build. so i guess ill try to find a clean yj frame then. what is stronger about it though?
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Unread 09-16-2013, 08:36 PM   #4
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fiberglass cj7 tubs show up all the time on craigslist. aluminum would be nice but im on a cheap build. so i guess ill try to find a clean yj frame then. what is stronger about it though?
Fully boxed frame front to back as well as the fact that it's wider. Basically just heavier all the way around. Also, since the springs are set further apart it's more stable.
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