I thought this was going to be affordable!
It’s readily available and easy to modify, and if you get the 4.0L inline-six, it has a great engine. Oh yeah, it’s inexpensive. It’s the YJ Wrangler, the Jeep that makes it “hip to be square.”?>
Lakeside, California’s Mark Saxton can tell you all about it. Mark picked up the ’94 YJ secondhand for $3,000. It was bone stock when purchased, giving Mark a clean canvas on which to craft his trail rig. The low purchase price left cash in his pocket to make some big-ticket upgrades, improving the YJ by addressing some factory-supplied weaknesses.
The windshield banner may say “Redneck Rollercoaster,” but you don’t have to be a redneck to enjoy a YJ. You just have to be smart enough to build one.
|Vehicle:||1994 Jeep YJ Wrangler|
|Owner/Hometown:||Mark Saxton/Lakeside, California|
|Engine:||4.0L I-6, K&N intake, Borla headers, performance chip|
|Transfer case:||NP231 with SYE|
|Front suspension:||spring-over with stock YJ springs, Bilstein shocks|
|Rear suspension:||spring-over with stock YJ springs, Bilstein shocks, custom anti-wrap bar|
|Axles:||Currie Dana 44 housings, Superior axle shafts|
|Ring and Pinion:||4:88:1|
|Differentials:||ARB Air Lockers|
|Tires:||33x12.50R15 Pro Comp Mud Terrain|
|Wheels:||15x8 Allied Wheel Rock 8 beadlocks|
|Wistful quote:||“I thought this was going to be affordable!”|