Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: West Bountiful, UT
Now that I've been able to wheel the JLUR a bit, I think it's even still that much more better than the LJ.
If - and it's not actually a realistic "if" - but "if" you don't include price in the consideration, the JL is just orders of magnitude better. For everything. Including building a serious trail rig.
Again, if money weren't a concern (but it is!), I'd way rather start a serious build with a JL than a TJ. I mean, I'm sure there is something on the LJ that is better, but I can't think of anything right now. Axles, motor, trans, frame, geometry, brakes, power, economy, comfort,convenience.
I appreciate the simplicity of the LJ and the relative lack of electronics. But, at the same time, I don't find the electronics of the JL particularly daunting, either, and in fact see some distinct advantages to computerization in some areas.
I love my LJ though. It's not going anywhere and it's not sitting in the garage unused either.
'06 Silver Rubi Unlimited, 6 spd, Currie arms, Nth springs, AEV Highline, 35" KM2's.