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yj or tj jeep for light plowing?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by sefuller, Sep 3, 2002.

  1. sefuller

    sefuller Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Now that I have decided to go with the Meyer plow I asked about earlier, I am having second thoughts about the vehicle. I have a very low mileage YJ Jeep, but the frame is very rusty, and I do not have the capabilities to do any repairs that may be come necessary to the frame. I am thinking of selling it and looking for one in better shape, but I really would like a TJ. Anyone have opinions on which one is easier to MOUNT a plow on? Looking at the YJ, it looks like there are not too many good places to brace the plow undercarriage, and although I have not looked under a TJ yet, I would think the coil springs as opposed to leaf would free up some frame space in the front.

    Scott Fuller
    Milwaukee, WI
  2. Tommy10plows

    Tommy10plows Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    TJ, YJ

    REAL Jeeps have LEAF SPRINGS, and tough as nails T-90 crash box trannies, and two sticks for the transfer case and to engage the 4WD. And a long stroke 4 banger, 5.38 to 1 axle gears, coupled with 2.05 to 1 low range transfer case. Try to out pull that one !
  3. Sndun

    Sndun Member
    Messages: 56

    While Tommy10Plows is 100% right, I have a TJ that is my everyday driver with a SnoWay. Four bolts is all that it takes to hang the mount. It was my first time installing a plow and it went smoothly. (How often can one say that?) :realmad: :drinkup:
  4. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    How rusted is the frame? A little surface rust is not a big deal. Is it rusted through?