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Jeep Wrangler

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by Top, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Top

    Top Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    I'm new member
    I am looking to replace my 91 Wrangler YJ with a Myers Plow setup with a newer Jeep Wrangler and Plow setup.

    What year did the Jeep Wagner go away from a solid frame? I want to keep the solid solid for the propose of Plowing. Does anybody have any idea's that would be helpfully in making my decision.

    The particulars that I am looking for in this replacement are;
    6cyl
    automatic
    Hardtop
    I am not look for used Jeep Wrangler that has never had a plow

    Thank for your help in advance
    Mike
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,550

    ALL Jeep wranglers have frames

    How much you want to spend?

    "I am not look for used Jeep Wrangler that has never had a plow "

    what are you looking for?
     
  3. 32vld

    32vld Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 620

    The earlier TJ's have more plow size options then the later TJ's. You will see this when you E match the plow Co's websites.

    The 2dr JK's are made to take larger plows then the TJ's. 4 dr JK's are rated to take smaller plows.
     
  4. Top

    Top Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Jeep

    Thanks for the reply

    I have 91 Jeep Wrangler with a Meyers Plow a Meyers plow on it. I need to replace the vehicle because its starting to nickle dime me to death. Its been very reliable for the type of plowing I'm doing, driveways and small parking lots.
    So I am looking for the versatility of the jeep. So I'm looking to see if there is another vehicle with a plow setup that would be better than Jeep or should I stay with the Jeep setup.

    If I replace the Jeep for another Jeep I'm not going to by a band new one is there any year Wrangle that I should stay away from. What other vehicles should I consider.

    Thanks
    Mike
     
  5. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,550

    For driveways you cant beet a Wrangler. except with a tractor with an inverted blower.

    I too have been looking at newer Jeeps

    I have plowed with YJs and TJs

    your YJ 91 - 95 has the most torque of idle, then the TJs (97 -06) the first V6 had the worst low end torque (07 - 14) and reduces visibility out the back. the newest Wrangler has a lot more HP but HP to move snow you need low end grunt, and the new ones are better. the new ones are also the worst for visibility backing up. that means slower backing up and with driveways we do a lot of backing up.
     
  6. Top

    Top Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Jeep

    Wow this is the type of information I was looking low end torque and the differences in the model through the years, great info!

    I to agree that the Wrangler is great for driveways I've used CJ5's and a CJ7 all worked great.

    Thank you all for this information and I'm sure there more coming in.

    Mike
     
  7. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    There aren't many options for "smaller" vehicles, with a frame, that can handle a plow.

    Toyota Tacoma. Presuming that you're aiming for "smaller" vehicles, but you'd be looking at a considerably higher price. However, it would save you a bundle on FUEL, regardless of the engine. FWIW: Even the 4-cyl Tacoma does a really excellent job of plowing, its WAY ahead of any of the 4-cyl engines from when your '91 was new, and reality is that it will seriously outperform a '91 YJ 6-cyl. I also have a '91 YJ 6-cyl, and I would classify it as a "real turd". Can hardly hold 80 kph in 3rd gear pulling my boat around the lake. 4-cyl Tacoma can hardly tell the boat is even there.
     
  8. novawagonmaster

    novawagonmaster Senior Member
    Messages: 177

    I am very happy with the plowing performance of my TJ (6 cyl/manual trans). I could not imagine going back to a pickup to do driveways after using a Jeep. You just cannot beat the visibility and maneuverability.
     
  9. Top

    Top Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Thanks for the reply I've been real happy with my Jeep YJ and I have really set my sites on replacing her with new Jeep such as TY. By the way I had a CJ 5 and CJ 7 both manuals Transmissions. My YJ is an automatic and its been running fine saves on the constant shifting!

    Mike
     
  10. gunsworth

    gunsworth Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    The drivetrain in the yj and tj are exactly the same, up until they got the newer 4 spd auto which was in the last few years forget when it started...

    th jk has more power on paper, but due to the larger size they have a lower power to weight ratio. also alot bigger all around

    used wrangler prices are silly, if your frame is solide just keep rocking what you have. seems the tjs now have frame rot issues just as bad as the yjs do. if you must buy used, go south.
     
  11. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,550

    Yj and TJ drive train may be similar for automatics But the standerd the tranies are VERRY different. The YJ had the Peugeot 5sp they blewup the revers gear all the time. The TJ uses the NV 3500 trany that has a synco in revers VERY nice and a whole lot stronger.
     
  12. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,637

    2004 TJ
    IMG_20151017_145948592.jpg IMG_20151017_145953150.jpg IMG_20151017_150000102.jpg IMG_20151017_150013021.jpg IMG_20151017_150022140.jpg
     
  13. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,550

    That part of the frame is easy to fix How are the other parts
     
  14. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,964

    There should have been a recall on those. Any vehicle frame should last 20 years. Just my opinion.
     
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  15. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,637

    That is a frame repair job I did last year. What you can't see in the pics is the skid plate was only held on by 3 bolts , the other 3 weld nuts where rusted off.
     
  16. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,964

    You plated them, or did you section them out?
     
  17. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,637

    I don't like to plate over rust. I cut out the rusted portions and weld in new steel.

    IMG_20151018_201012356.jpg IMG_20151018_183226454.jpg IMG_20151018_200955162.jpg
     
  18. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,550

  19. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,637

    I have lost count of how many Jeep frames I have done.

    This is my '79.

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  20. ScubaSteve728

    ScubaSteve728 Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    love jeeps but the chevy colorado is also actually a great plow truck with a few upgrades, you can often find them pretty cheap.