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post #1 of 21 Old 03-16-2014, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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Which Wrangler is Better?

Which Wrangler is better in general, a CJ-7 or TJ?

I'm looking at a Daily Driver, Trail-Riding, and mild rock crawling.

Currently I have a TJ, 33's, mild upgrades. The reason I ask is two-fold. Although I do enjoy the idea of classic vehicles, I don't know a great deal about CJ-7's. Also, I'm at a point in my young career that I can start dumping some better money into a vehicle but if I'm going to do it, I want to make sure it's going to be the vehicle I keep for awhile. For the time being, I've been using the vehicle my parents blessed be with years ago so I haven't complained.

Likely, I would end up putting 33's on the CJ-7 as well, small lift, lockers, Tummy Tuck (see, I don't even know that you can tummy-tuck a CJ-7 lol), bumpers, sliders, dual-stick transfer case, winch, custom cage for safety, etc.

Any and all words are greatly appreciated. Thanks fellas.


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post #2 of 21 Old 03-17-2014, 05:16 AM
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cj7 is not a wrangler, the name started with the 87yj, as your choices left out the first wrangler the yj I didn't vote.

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cj7 is not a wrangler, the name started with the 87yj, as your choices left out the first wrangler the yj i didn't vote.
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I don't think I'd want a CJ-7 as a DD...
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I have a CJ7, YJ and a TJ. I like my CJ the best.
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I have had 2 cj7's, 2 yj's, 1 tj and recently purchased a JKU. I loved my old cj the most and DD drove it for 5 years. That being said, I was cold on long drives and wet when it rained. I got like 2 MPG with the fun to drive 360. It was warm and dry around town but anytime you got over 40 mph the wind would find its way in and so would the rain. Just for safety reasons and mild comforts I would vote on the tj. But I loved my CJ much more which is why I dealt with all that comes with driving a classic Jeep. I will say if you go the CJ route find someone that knows them and look for one that hasnt been hacked together.
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I thought for sure the CJ-7 would get more votes than one. Lol

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I have had 2 cj7's, 2 yj's, 1 tj and recently purchased a JKU. I loved my old cj the most and DD drove it for 5 years. That being said, I was cold on long drives and wet when it rained. I got like 2 MPG with the fun to drive 360. It was warm and dry around town but anytime you got over 40 mph the wind would find its way in and so would the rain. Just for safety reasons and mild comforts I would vote on the tj. But I loved my CJ much more which is why I dealt with all that comes with driving a classic Jeep. I will say if you go the CJ route find someone that knows them and look for one that hasnt been hacked together.
When you talk about the cold and rain. Are we talking more than normal? Because on a soft top TJ, it's not bad at all.

And, are you talking full soft doors? I can see the suction from the wind opening them up a bit.

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This is something I would work toward. Just a simple and clean Jeep with a little bit of lift and decent size tires. Maybe different bumpers though.




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Well you screwed yourself by putting a CJ-7 as a choice in a wrangler thread. The votes may be different if this was just in GD.
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Well you screwed yourself by putting a CJ-7 as a choice in a wrangler thread. The votes may be different if this was just in GD.
I didn't think this is the kind of thing you could put in CJ tech.

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This is something I would work toward. Just a simple and clean Jeep with a little bit of lift and decent size tires. Maybe different bumpers though.



What is this a bait-and-switch??? If I were driving that CJ I wouldn't be wondering if a YJ is better. Lol.
If THAT is the type CJ that you are referring to, then do you really need a poll???
CJ's are the oldest and by that they have more wear and tear. Which would be eliminated once it is restored to the condition your pic represents. So, (besides the headlight shape and wheelbase), it really doesn't matter, does it.
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I didn't think this is the kind of thing you could put in CJ tech.
I agree, which is why I didn't say that.
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The decades of difference in age should make this decision for you. If it's a DD a newer vehicle would make sense. If it's not and you want an older vehicle, an older vehicle makes sense.
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TJ's perform better as DD and trail rigs. There is definately some cool factor in DD'ing a CJ, but I wouldn't want to if you do that great! However I can't think of a single thing that a CJ7 could do that a TJ could not do better.

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TJ's perform better as DD and trail rigs. There is definately some cool factor in DD'ing a CJ, but I wouldn't want to if you do that great! However I can't think of a single thing that a CJ7 could do that a TJ could not do better.
Try spraying a garden hose on the steering wheel and dash board.

Bet the TJ will hate that.
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