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03-05-2007 11:52 AM
GasAxe I'm 6'5" 220 and find my 5 "snug" to drive. I use it as a weekend warrior so I don't mind the limited space.

If the tub of the 5 your looking at needs body work (like it doesn't ) then consider the wheel house notch to move the seat back.

It comes down to a question of style vs practicality. Either way it's a CJ so you can't go wrong
03-05-2007 10:57 AM
KrazyGimp I daily drive my -5 and love it. Sure it rides a little rough but so do the -7's I've ridden in. I'm 6'1" and don't have any problems getting in and out, but I only weigh around 140 so I'm sorta skinny which helps. I think you would be happy with either, I know I would.

Other than the interior room there really is not much difference. The only big advantage that the 7 has over the 5 would be in some of the newer aftermarket stuff like fastback tops and what not. Stuff like that is just not made for the 5's.
03-04-2007 11:30 PM
NCCJ5ER Anyone know how to start a poll???
03-04-2007 08:03 PM
yj_ryn Wow, I will have to keep an eye out for both and see what I get blessed with.
03-04-2007 07:30 PM
Fropleyqk Click Free:

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Originally Posted by amos_pentagram

Got any more pics? I would take a built CJ5 over a Rubi any day. Any Joe-Schmo can go buy a Rubi... I don't know I've always had a thing for the CJ's.
03-04-2007 06:28 PM
amos_pentagram I love my CJ-5 but I only drive it off road so I can't say how it does as a DD. I think it depends on how well you set it up and maintain it.

Off road it handles like a Samurai's big brother (I know because I have one), a pure joy to drive and it stands out from the CJ-7s andTJs. The 258 with the 4-Spd. are a perfect combination with the stock 3:70 axles both locked. It's short wheel base limits the more agressive rock climbing but agressive tires are a must in order to take advantage of the drive system.

I was lucky to find one in good condition, they are very hard to find now and any of the fancy goodies you see are usually not available. If I were to start out now I guess I would go for a 1997 or up Wrangler, but I am satisfied with what I have and am not ashamed of her, especially when she outperforms a stock Rubi. That kinda makes you feel warm inside.
03-04-2007 02:49 PM
Fropleyqk
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Originally Posted by NCCJ5ER
We should run a poll from this, I just don't know how.

My 2 cents though, I love my 5, but I'm on 5'6" and I can't stand it when someone asks what year "wrangler" it is. I got that question twice yesterday!!!

I like the curved door on the 5 better than the square one on the 7.
I like the S shaped look of the -5 better but the -7 ease of getting in and out would be nice.
03-04-2007 12:43 PM
NCCJ5ER We should run a poll from this, I just don't know how.

My 2 cents though, I love my 5, but I'm on 5'6" and I can't stand it when someone asks what year "wrangler" it is. I got that question twice yesterday!!!

I like the curved door on the 5 better than the square one on the 7.
03-04-2007 12:37 PM
Fropleyqk
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Originally Posted by jborkowski
I Agree 5s are so fun & are more unique, but for a daily driver I would get a 7 or a newer YJ. You just learn how to get in & out with your cj5.
I DD my -5.... Why would a -7 make a better DD? If you can get in and out of a -5 with no problem, I don't see why a -7 is any better. They both ride like kickin bucks...
03-04-2007 11:36 AM
jborkowski
Agree`

I Agree 5s are so fun & are more unique, but for a daily driver I would get a 7 or a newer YJ. You just learn how to get in & out with your cj5.

-J

03-04-2007 11:02 AM
famicom21 if you want a DD, find a '7

but if you just want somehting to play in, go for the 5. they are lots of fun
03-04-2007 09:18 AM
Fropleyqk
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Originally Posted by John Strenk
At 5'15" ...
03-04-2007 07:18 AM
GPER
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Originally Posted by John Strenk
At 5'15" I fit fine in CJ5 but there are a lot more options if you run a CJ7.
I got so use to the 'Hump" in the door opening that I fell out of a CJ7.
(it was stopped so no worries!)
I did the same thing when I got home from the dealer with my 7
03-04-2007 05:48 AM
John Strenk At 5'15" I fit fine in CJ5 but there are a lot more options if you run a CJ7.
I got so use to the 'Hump" in the door opening that I fell out of a CJ7.
(it was stopped so no worries!)
03-03-2007 11:01 PM
BESRK I'm 6'1" and about 260lbs and drive a CJ5.. love it. I've got the whole "sit on the hump and swing legs in/out" move down pretty good. I like CJ7s too and used to own one. There's just something about a shorter CJ5 that makes it more unique than the longer wheelbase of the CJ7... YJ... and TJ. That's just my humble opinion though. They're both awesome vehicles!
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