Originally Posted by anymanusa View Post
TJ 2dr Rubicon. Love the metal fenders and metal grill. The windshield is properly flat and not so wide. The Jeep TJ is so much more nimble and sporty feeling and handles better when lifted. The brakes do NOT have ABS and every thing works fine with a lift and 33s. The gas mileage is better, the engine is smoother and pulls better throughout and especially down low.
The JK is frumpy, the TJ is sporty. The JK rides like a minivan, the TJ feels like a Jeep. The JK leaked badly, the TJ is remarkably dry. The Jk sheetmetal is way too thin, the TJ at least does not feel like a beer can.
I notice as well that my 2 inch lifted JK would blow around in the wind and my 4 inch lifted TJ does not nearly as much. And the TJ penetrates the Kansas wind better without as much pounding, hard to describe.
I got about 16 to 17 MPG with the JK on 2.5 lift with P245X16 wheels and tires. I get 15 to nearly 17 MPG with the TJ on 4 inch lift with 33X15X12.5 ties and wheels. Same driving profile, same speeds, both had corrected speedos.