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post #1 of 13 Old 02-24-2021, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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JK to YJ

Just sold my JK unlimited that I bought new in 07 and bought a bone stock YJ. The JK was a great family adventure vehicle but I'm really loving the YJ. Its so simple and is a hoot to drive even around town. Can't wait to get it offroad. Although I'm sure it won't be as capable in most situations that's OK - I'm gonna keep this one close to stock and just enjoy some mild trails.

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post #2 of 13 Old 02-24-2021, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Nice looking YJ.

Not so sure I would have gone that way but that's what is great about Jeeps, you can get what you want.

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Here's the YJ
VERY nice.

Look forward to seeing you in the YJ forum /f12

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post #5 of 13 Old 02-28-2021, 08:03 AM
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Nice '95 YJ! BTW, it's not bone stock - somebody put front tow hooks on it.
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Just sold my JK unlimited that I bought new in 07 and bought a bone stock YJ. The JK was a great family adventure vehicle but I'm really loving the YJ. Its so simple and is a hoot to drive even around town. Can't wait to get it offroad. Although I'm sure it won't be as capable in most situations that's OK -
The YJ will be much better in tight situations and you won't cry as hard when you damage it on the trails. I drove my brother's lifted JK 4 door and it dragged on everything offroad.

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post #7 of 13 Old 03-25-2021, 07:30 PM
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Heck yea man, you'll be more apt to modify and use the YJ. The thing I fell in love with was the short wheelbase. Many of my friends have newer, longer models but they only have fun on pavement and very few use dirt roads. I'm a trail and woods guy and usually hang with 4 wheeler and SXS while they sit at home. I don't risk my $50K truck either so I'm not hating, just depends on what you want to do!
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Dang that is a really clean looking YJ, I would be honestly more hesitant to beat that up on the trails than your JK. JKs are the "me too" jeep, "oh! you got a JK, me too!" parts are everywhere for them. I almost bought a complete project jeep just for the full doors and top, I would garage that beauty as is and enjoy it. maybe pick up a rougher YJ for the trails.

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Dang that is a really clean looking YJ, I would be honestly more hesitant to beat that up on the trails than your JK. JKs are the "me too" jeep, "oh! you got a JK, me too!" parts are everywhere for them. I almost bought a complete project jeep just for the full doors and top, I would garage that beauty as is and enjoy it. maybe pick up a rougher YJ for the trails.

Thanks yeah I'm not planning to beat on it - will just take it on the fairly easy trails, but I am planning on using it! Nothing sadder than a jeep that sits in the garage all day! It looks nice but needed some deferred maintenance - I just finished fixing a little rust on the rear frame rails and replaced the gas tank skid and will work on the suspension next - new shocks and springs but keeping it stock height. Also the body mounts need to be replaced, so I'll be tackling that job after the suspension - I hear that's a fun one...
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Thanks yeah I'm not planning to beat on it - will just take it on the fairly easy trails, but I am planning on using it! Nothing sadder than a jeep that sits in the garage all day! It looks nice but needed some deferred maintenance - I just finished fixing a little rust on the rear frame rails and replaced the gas tank skid and will work on the suspension next - new shocks and springs but keeping it stock height. Also the body mounts need to be replaced, so I'll be tackling that job after the suspension - I hear that's a fun one...

Yah it would be a great little driver. I have been contemplating looking a clean YJ/TJ also, but I don't have the space for another vehicle.

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Nice '95 YJ! BTW, it's not bone stock - somebody put front tow hooks on it.

Actually, those hooks were stock from the factory - I even have the window sticker to prove it! I just put slightly bigger tires on it though (235/75/15), so its stock no more.
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Sweet!

Out of curiosity, does the sticker say how much the tow hooks were? Or were they part of a package & costs were not broken down item for item?
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Sweet!

Out of curiosity, does the sticker say how much the tow hooks were? Or were they part of a package & costs were not broken down item for item?

They were included as part of the Off Road Suspension Group, which was $129 and included gas shocks, tow hooks, and a rear draw bar (the metal bar that the tow hitch is attached to - not sure why that was included in the off road group lol)
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