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?
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.
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.
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.
1993 YJ 4" RE lift, 1/2" shackles, AA SYE Kit, 33x12.50 Trxus M/T, Warn bumbers front and rear, Warn M8000 winch, 4 Hella fog lights, Magnaflow cat, flowmaster muffler with no tailpipe, herced tub, tj flares