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post #16 of 27 Old 07-14-2010, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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True, forgot about that.
USAA can do a lot of the haggling for me too at certain dealerships.


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post #17 of 27 Old 07-14-2010, 12:06 PM
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I have both. go with the LJ!

Being a better driver(brag) I am able to turn in places where bad TJ drivers can't.

When not on the trail, you will thank yourself over and over for the added room in the back, better on road stability, guaranteed dana44 rear end and better towing ability.

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LJ, unless you are only going to have kids in the rear seats or only need to transport a lunch box in the trunk. Off road wise you'll have no trouble keeping up with the TJ's

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post #20 of 27 Old 07-14-2010, 02:48 PM
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IMO on road an LJ would be better but off road it just seems it would be easier to get hung up on a log, drop off, etc.

Every time I see an unlimited I always say how ugly it is, then some else always says "yeah, but it's better offroad". To me it seems like a limo in San Francisco.
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IMO on road an LJ would be better but off road it just seems it would be easier to get hung up on a log, drop off, etc.

Every time I see an unlimited I always say how ugly it is, then some else always says "yeah, but it's better offroad". To me it seems like a limo in San Francisco.
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I think for the majority of trails, the difference between an LJ and a TJ is negligible. the LJ will not have much of a disadvantage over the TJ in terms of turning, I would think. (I own a TJ, so can't really say...)

now, I had a CJ5 before my TJ and there is a good difference in the two. but the TJ is both longer and wider than my 5. that little 5 could slip through all sorts of stuff...I kinda miss it!

all that to say, go w/the LJ. I'm sure you won't regret it. if you do, give me a holler...I'd love to trade!

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lets go wheelin', we'll see
Yeah I'm sure your could go places I couldn't, Jeep is only as good as its driver.

How much longer is an LJ to a TJ though?
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Yeah I'm sure your could go places I couldn't, Jeep is only as good as its driver.

How much longer is an LJ to a TJ though?
we're setup fairly similar...

the LJ is 15" longer total.
10" more wheelbase
2" more rear leg room
13" more cargo space


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we're setup fairly similar...

the LJ is 15" longer total.
10" more wheelbase
2" more rear leg room
13" more cargo space
That's not really that much longer, I still wouldn't want a 4 door JK though.
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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
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Now if I could REALLY have the lwb jeep I wanted.....CJ8.

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