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Unread 05-31-2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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TOUGH decision

I found a VERY nice '99 TJ sahara
Its got brand new 35s and 100,000 miles on it.

I LOVE my YJ but i use it for a DD so im pretty much torn. Love the squares, love the sport bar, love the vintage look; dont like the MPG, the carter, or the ride. I wheel maybe once or twice a month but nothing serious. The left springs one the YJ are pretty much flat and it needs new tires. So im thinking rather than dump 1000 into it for new tires/springs dump that into a new TJ. The guy is asking 3800. I know this is going to be biased responses but what do you guys think?

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Unread 05-31-2008, 06:31 PM   #2
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I love my jeep but go with the TJ
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Unread 05-31-2008, 06:55 PM   #3
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Keep your YJ and fix it up $3800 will fix it and still leave you some money for gas.

You already know the springs need replaced so go ahead and get a set of soft riding Old Man emu springs with a 2.5 inch lift. Get new shocks and a set of new tires. Quality springs and shocks will improve your ride.

Them money you save compared to purchasing a newer jeep will leave you some money for gas.

OME 2.5 inch light duty lift kit with shocks $850.
New tires 5, 31-10.5-15 $1000

Total with incidentals $2000-$2500

You save $1300-$1800 that can be put towards fuel or other mods to make your current jeep run better. Heck you can get a holley projection kit for $1300 from Jegs.

Keep your jeep and spend $3800 on it and have a nice ride.
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Unread 05-31-2008, 07:04 PM   #4
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but ya see... i could probably sell my jeep for more than it would cost to do so. so instead of spending 2000 on it, i could sell it for 2500-3000 (preferably), and but the other one. So if you look at it that way im actually saving money.
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Unread 05-31-2008, 07:05 PM   #5
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i'd say sell th YJ and get that TJ.
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Unread 05-31-2008, 07:06 PM   #6
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Yeah i would say this could be the rare instince to sell the yj and go for the already modded tj.
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Unread 05-31-2008, 07:11 PM   #7
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anyone ever put squares on a TJ?

on the other side... i can get 4 31" A/T tires for 500 and the 1.5 RC for (i think) about 450 shipped live with the poor MPG.

Edit: there probably is only a 2-3 mpg difference anyways
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Unread 05-31-2008, 07:20 PM   #8
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Well that sahara has 35's right, what is the gearing in it, if it is stock then gas milage on that is going to be horrible
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Unread 05-31-2008, 07:21 PM   #9
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but if he has the correct gearing he'll be pulling in 17-18 mpg.
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Unread 05-31-2008, 07:25 PM   #10
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i have nooo idea. Im hoping it has the D44 option, therefore the stock gears would be 3.73. The person didnt specify the gearing.
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Unread 05-31-2008, 07:27 PM   #11
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Thats what im getting with the 4.2 and 30"s (18mpg) and that should improve with a nutter
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Unread 05-31-2008, 07:38 PM   #12
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Yeah, i mean with the right gearing then your set, but if it still has stock axles with 3.73 or lower then your lookin at 15 mpgs or lower. Plus if doesn't have a d44 then you have 35's on the crappy stock d35. More info on the tj would help make your decision easier.
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Unread 05-31-2008, 10:44 PM   #13
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x2 study up on the TJ a lot.
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Unread 06-01-2008, 08:19 AM   #14
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I just traded my YJ for a TJ. It's hard to let go of something you've put work into.....but time heals all wounds and coils speed the process.
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Unread 06-01-2008, 08:32 AM   #15
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That is a great deal I got my 99 se for 3500. It is worth it!
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