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Unread 07-21-2011, 10:23 PM   #61
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Opps wrong thread..

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Unread 11-28-2011, 08:14 PM   #62
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wasnt going to help perpetuate, but ya, I hate the sheetmetal on the jk. I feel like a fart could dent it. The older you go the harder they go. props to the ol' farts!
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Unread 11-30-2011, 09:58 AM   #63
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TJ- I like because I own one. 04 Rubicon
JK- I do like the look of the two door. They look cool with larger tires but I HATE the look of the four door. Just doesn't look like a Jeep to me. More like a hummer.
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Unread 11-30-2011, 10:21 AM   #64
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TJ - Not too much I don't like. I wish the turn signals were on the grill.

JK - Too nice for my taste, the few I've driven seemed pretty comparable. Had a friend in mine last night, we passed a Jeep dealer, told her I loved the shade of orange on the JKU up front, her response? "What you meant the pretty hummer?"
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Unread 11-30-2011, 04:13 PM   #65
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JK--like the four doors especially the 2012's ...just not too fond of the plastic fenders or bumpers.

Only because how much I hate cleaning and polishing the fenders on my TJ.
And they are small compared to the JK's.
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Unread 11-30-2011, 05:35 PM   #66
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I LOVE my TJ because it looks and feels like a proper Jeep.

However, she looks a bit sad and forlorn when bellied out on a dune ridge....so I would it if she had Brake Lock Differentials, like the JKs....
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Unread 12-04-2011, 08:59 PM   #67
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Wow what a thread. Let me start by saying I have owned/own a YJ, TJ, KJ, JK & CJ7. I liked them all except for the YJ (Jeeps are made to have round headlights--PERIOD). Loved my TJ and gave the KJ to the daughter--worthless Jeep. Just bought a JK for the wife and bought me a 1976 CJ7. Let me tell you both my wife and I ALWAYS wave to other YJ's, TJ's and CJ's. We don't wave to the JKU's-sorry!

The way I feel is this, it take a certain person to buy a Jeep and especially a Wrangler model. So no mattter who is driving it they are OK in my book. My wife and I take her JK on long trips and my CJ for around town. Ever ride in a CJ for about 6 to 8 hours? Impossible! JK rides like a Cadillac and you can still get the Jeep feel with the front hard top off.

People stop us all the time and say how nice the JK looks. I love the looks of them but I love the looks of my CJ too.

Poeple have stopped me in parking lots when I park the CJ and ask me about it as well.
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Unread 12-04-2011, 09:17 PM   #68
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TJ - because the LJ Unlimited 2 door rocks on!!!
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Unread 12-10-2011, 09:48 PM   #69
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4 door jk with smittybilt armor on 37's=win.
with that being said if i had to pick between a factory tj vs jk, i would take the tj all day. but add a lift and some larger tires and thats a different ball game. i do wish jeep would nut up and put a v8 in a wrangler though(preferably a SBC lol). i also hate to the extreme how jeep in general seems to have lost its roots targeting the offroad community and is now more mom-ish.(patriot, compass, commander, sometimes the jk, etc vs yj,tj,xj,zj) half the people that drive them have no clue what owning a jeep is about.
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Unread 12-14-2012, 05:46 AM   #70
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Didn't want to start a new thread so I am reviving this age old question. I am in this boat now. I have owned a TJ Rubi that I should have never sold because I have been trying to fall in love with cars and other SUV's since. Right now I am driving a brand new 2013 VW CC that I really like but am already itching to get out of because I want a Jeep again.

Trying to decide on if I should go with another TJ Rubi or JK Rubi (2 Door). I want to run 35's with metalcloaks. I want a very small lift if any at all. I really enjoy the less creature comforts. Navigation in a Jeep is retarded. I also don't want power locks. I'm really leaning towards a TJ because aftermarket parts are cheaper. I can run 15" wheels. Less plastic. My friend owns an '08 JKU and that thing sounds like a piece of crap. My '06 Rubi didn't have one rattle or squeak. Another plus for the TJ is won't have to worry about warranty issues with lift since it will be out of warranty. I can't believe I sold my TJ.

Basically I need someone to give me some reasons to get a brand new Rubi over an older TJ Rubi. If not, my search will start for the TJ while I find a way out of my current lease.
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Unread 12-14-2012, 10:05 AM   #71
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TJ. You answered your own question 4 times in your post. Cheaper, stouter, low gears with low rpm torque, more aftermarket, more junkyard parts, more steel in the body - and I have one!
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Unread 12-14-2012, 02:58 PM   #72
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TJ. You answered your own question 4 times in your post. Cheaper, stouter, low gears with low rpm torque, more aftermarket, more junkyard parts, more steel in the body - and I have one!
I'm leaning toward the TJ just because of the overall price plus ability to mod it.
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Unread 10-19-2013, 06:40 PM   #73
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I used to own a '81 CJ back in Mexico and it was a head turner, and you can get it almost anywhere, I have friends that see the JKU on Mexican trails and they are left behind 'cause they can't fit where YJ's, TJ's,CJ's can, IMO JK's look bad *** with larger tires and body armor but like an old jeep expression said "you can go faster, but I can go anywhere"
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Unread 10-19-2013, 09:09 PM   #74
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What a dumb thread....why bring it back to life?
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Unread 10-20-2013, 07:58 AM   #75
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I agree pm, but it's a spot on the screen-and we can play

I really admire/adore/appreciate the CJ/YJ and the more modern TJ, but

This is 2013 and I don't wanna drive on todays freeways in a short wheelbase 10/20/30/50 year memory of "JEEP"

My 4dr will handle/cruise/stop in comfort at 70 mph and thats while carrying enough equip. to forage/camp for a month and still get decent mileage/w towing my trailer-and it'll go anywhere the older jeeps would struggle with (cept between two tight trees)-

I could have a cruise car and an older jeep, but I have two cruise cars and I'd rather cruise for hundreds of miles/off-road/cruise back and not change vehicles-actually I have two cruise cars too

YUP, the sheetmetal is thinner, but I don't hit things !

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