Congrats you're going to love your new JK!
I pretty much killed my YJ a few days ago. Not really but somehow the rear DS broke and disentegrated the back half of my T-case. Was able to limp off the Mt with 4 high front wheel drive so not total fail. Anyway about the happy ending. The wife and I have bumped up the time table and are going to purchase a newer JK '12-'14 within the next few weeks instead of after x-mas. Never fear though I have decided to sell the YJ for next to nothing to a 15 yr old and his dad and I will help him replace the np231 and DS, bringing a new generation into a wayalife. Main reason I don't want to hassle with rebuilding it myself is 1, I have no garage and 2, every bolt I try to take off this thing breaks off causing my head to hurt. I don't want my head to hurt unless it is from trying to understand the financing of the new JK.
I'm still a bit surprised at the damage done to the YJ. I had been wheeling all day on moderate trails and she was rollin like a champ, then out of nowhere goin maybe 30 mph down a main road back to a friends camp, BANG!!!! wth. I have broken DS's numerable times and as it was starting to rain I just grabbed parts off the road and headed home in 4 high. After the rain passed I went out to asses the issue to find that the entire housing and 1/4 of the rear output shaft were just gone, no remnants of these parts were on the road or roadside just gone. Well thats a new one for me.
So yea my loving wife could see how depressed I was and now I get my JK sooner. Just proves my theory that good things come in ugly packages. I will begin my build thread once we have her in our possession. Can't wait to start annoying you guys with my continuous stream of questions.
I love my JK, we did a hill at Rausch one time that a yj with 6 inches of lift and 33's couldn't get up but my jk with 2.5 on the stock 32's walked right up it.
The amount of flex you can get with the coil springs as opposed to the leaf springs on the yj is awesome
Congratz on your new JK
2010 2dr Wrangler Sport
AEV 2.5 Coil Lift
Evo Sliders, gussets, and control arm skids
Spidertrax 1.75 Spacers
35 Nitto Trail Grapplers
LOD Signature Series Rear Bumper
That sucks, I have lived this through a similar scenario recently with another family vehicle. Ended up just purchasing brand new, we got over the losing the "old iron heap" quickly once in the new ride.
Look at it this way, you had some good times in the TJ and now have great memories.......but you are soon starting with a new blank canvas to slowly start working on Hell man, you can even start your own "The Building of a New, Even More Evilidea" thread
No the wife is not ugly lololol. I still have the coil spring ZJ so I am very aware of how much better they are than the leafs on the YJ, but man I was so proud of the YJ these last few months it's been getting it but I hope the kid getting it gets her back in shape.
Sorry to hear about the "death" in your family, I have "talked" with your wife a few times on the board and she always seemed to enjoy the YJ.
The good news is your getting your newer Jeep sooner that expected, good for you 2! Enjoy it when you get it!
2004 RED TJ Rubicon
Member of the Gear Grinders 4WD Club
Sorry to hear about your YJ, but I'm sure your going to absolutely love the JK. I felt the same way when I had to get rid of my CJ7, but the JK is a far better machine in every way. I couldn't believe what Id been missing trying to stay with the CJ7!
"When one door closes, another opens." You're gonna love the JK. I love mine.
Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a beer which is pretty close!
Its life, in with the new out with the old. Enjoy the new JK.
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