Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Well, my take
The LJ is a narrower package, front seat area you are closer together. Defiantly feels smaller than my JK. No real usable back seat. So interior wise gotta make some decisions there. Its the what do you want the Jeep for. Yes comparing to a JK, but the JL didnít get smaller. I like this, some may not.
Modifications for a LJ are diminishing faster than the TJ. Both are diminishing but fewer sources and options. Even less for the LJ. In the process of building the LJ and feels this way. Canít blame them not that many LJs built. If you get one make your plans quick and get the stuff you want long term.
Heated seats can be put in anything.
I also like less computer interactions in the older models. Less stuff to get in the way off road, yes I want to back into that rock wall, no I donít want to hear the beep beep or no throttle because the computer says donít do it.
All in all, itís about long term plans. No wrong answer
2003 Rubicon, just PR 60s, COs, ...
2004 Dodge CTD, with stuff
2005 Rubicon LJ, stockish
2017 JKU sport, just UD60