Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Francisco, CA
I had a 1994 YJ in highschool, loved it, put a 3-4" Sky Jacker lift on it with 4.10's in the axles and 33 Super Swampers and it was awesome! Ended up selling it before I came out to Los Angeles.
When I got here, the itch was back and I finally bought another from Craigslist. The prices out here are between 4500-5500 for a YJ, little expensive for my tastes. People out here are asking crazy amounts for stock Jeeps. So watch craigslist, get an RSS feed reader and just keep your eyes peeled for what you are looking for and when you see an ad you like, call them and go see it instantly.
I was searching from As North as Portland to San Diego and as far out as Utah looking for what I wanted. Ended up finding a 1993 Yj Manual, 4.0, for 3500 in San Diego, he posted like an hour before I saw the ad, +2-3 hour drive to Rancho Bernardo, called him and was the second to look at it (I told him on the way down I would buy it for his asking price, in case someone else came before me). Turned out to be an alright buy, it has been about 3 weeks now and I have already put 3k plus into it(5" BDS lift, 33 LTB Super Swampers, 4.10 axles from an auto YJ, SYE, tools, etc) . It is an addiction. And my buddy has a TJ is getting jealous so he'll probably be getting a bigger lift to match mine (who's got the bigger d*ck competition...)