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Thank you, ended up selling the green project jeep with the v8 engine to a guy locally. As far as I know he is yet to work on it. The F-350 in the garage was a great truck but complete overkill for me so I sold it. If you can find a good TJ I'd recommend going that route unless you plan on building a 4 link or really upgrading the suspension its just easier to start with the TJ. Plus resale is better on them.
So what you are saying is get both?!! HAHAHAHA

I will more than likely get a YJ first only because I found a really good deal on a stock one and all the prep work has been done on it to fix the minor rust issues. If the rust is too bad or i find other issues it will pass on it. My plan would be a 4-5" total lift between BL, Shackles and leafs, then 33s. It would be more of a camping/expedition/weekend warrior vehicle for when we go to the lake with friends/family. And then I can do some mild wheeling with it. Maybe down the road i would do a custom 4-link but that isnt the initial plan.

My girlfriend really likes the TJs so I will probably get one of them as well, just need to find the right one. I prefer stock vehicles that I can do the work then having to go behind someone but that doesnt mean I wont look at modified Jeeps they just wont be my first choice. I really like how thorough you were with your build. I plan on doing the same. The issues with getting a TJ right away is that I am doing a big renovation at this time at my girlfriend's house and then I need to build a garage too. That might happen this fall though.

Thank you for your advice. If I find a good enough deal I'll be sure to snag it up. I am sure the F-350 was overkill but I have no doubt it was a great truck!


1990 YJ - 4.2L, AX-15, 2.5" lift, 33s" Lots more to come
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