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Unread 05-29-2012, 06:58 AM   #1
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Whats better?

Wrangler vs xj. (in my case 93 yj) which would be better? I'm interested in xjs cus I wanna know if there better then wranglers??? In a 4x4 style

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Unread 05-29-2012, 08:26 AM   #2
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It all depends on what and how you are going to use it.
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Unread 05-29-2012, 08:36 AM   #3
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Well, you can get offroading cheaper with an XJ. I prefer my YJ I think but I also think it would be cool to be able to carry more people so an XJ would be cool..... Like the other poster said, it really depends on what you are doing. I have never offroaded an XJ but might be better than a YJ because it has coils?
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Unread 05-29-2012, 08:01 PM   #4
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XJ VS YJ
long wheel base Vs short
unibody VS frame
more lift VS less lift for bigger tires
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Unread 05-30-2012, 12:58 PM   #5
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Ah yes... You have to think about what you want to do. Do you have kids? Are you going to? Than go with the XJ.

Do you want to be able to wheel mostly stock and go anywhere? Wrangler.

Do you want to be able to get your rig for $1500? XJ

Do you want to be able to bolt on anything ever made for a 4x4 and have 38 companies to choose from? Better get the Wrangler.

I personally like XJs better. More room, roof racks don't look stupid like a jungle gym, they are lighter, and they have a little more uniqueness to me. I loved the one I had back in the day.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 07:17 PM   #6
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Do you want to be able to bolt on anything ever made for a 4x4 and have 38 companies to choose from? Better get the Wrangler.
Yeah, you'll only have 20 companies to choose from with the XJ.

XJ has a great auto trans as well as great axles front/rear - HP30 front and the Corporate 8.25" rear are a good axle combo. There aren't any real dog transfer cases either, most are NP231s. They made almost 3,000,000 XJs so getting parts is never an issue. And a lot of the aftermarket support transfers over from TJ parts as the front suspension & steering is so similar.

Add in the fact that you can hold more stuff, they don't leak, breaking in is a little harder than slitting the top with a pocket knife... I like the wagons. We're also comparing golden delicious apples to red delicious apples here, not like comparing a YJ to a Ram 3500 pickup. The XJ is slightly larger in wheelbase/length but not so much so that it falls into a different class of vehicle or can't be wheeled because it doesn't fit on the trail.
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Unread 05-30-2012, 10:48 PM   #7
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XJ For Sure!
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Unread 05-31-2012, 04:52 AM   #8
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Yeah, I can find XJ parts at the junkyard ALL over the place. That is a benefit of the XJ. Now, in defense of the YJ, I do like being able to ride around with the top off. Also, isn't it fairy dire if you tweak the unibody? I know, you could twist the YJ frame or something but somehow I think that's a little harder. I think they are both good, wouldn't go as far as saying "XJ for sure".......
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