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Old 01-15-2007, 02:58 PM   #1
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Jeep Designation Letters?

I do not know if this is true but I have heard the following for the Jeep:
CJ-Civilian Jeep
YJ-Your Jeep
TJ-Today's Jeep
But then what does the JK stand for with the new models? Just curious. Scooby

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Old 01-15-2007, 03:02 PM   #2
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The letters don't stand for anything. That's a common misconception. Some people I guess want to think that the letters mean something, but it's just a designation of the manufacturer.

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Old 01-15-2007, 03:16 PM   #3
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Just like most Japanese car makers, they have a desigation for thier cars chassis.

Toyota:
1987-1992 Toyota Supra = JZA70
1993-1998 Toyota Supra = JZA80
1991-1996 Toyota MR2 = SW20

Nissan:
1995-1998 Nissan 240sX = S14
1999-2001 Nissan 240sx = S15
1990-1996 Nissan 300zx = Z32
2003-Current Nissan 350Z = Z33
1999-Current Nissan Skyline = BNR34

Jeep just makes theres a little more easy to remember
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Old 01-16-2007, 07:52 AM   #4
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Well, they sure sounded good! I thought maybe someone would come back that JK was "Jeep King" LOL! Thanks again, Scooby
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:35 AM   #5
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CJ..Cool Jeep
YJ: Yuppie Jeep
TJ: Trendy Jeep
JK: Just Kidding....
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CJ.XJ.CJ. TJ. TJ.ZJ. TJ.TJ. ZJ.ZJ.YJ. XJ
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JK - "just kidding" that's exactly what I was thinking just popped right into my head
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Old 01-16-2007, 07:11 PM   #7
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What's a yuppie anyway? I never have known what that is...
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Yuppy is an acronym for Young Urban Professional.
Here's a link to more info. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuppie
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Old 01-16-2007, 07:23 PM   #9
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Ah. You know, I don't know a single YJ driver that would fit that category, and I'll leave it at that.
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Old 01-16-2007, 07:31 PM   #10
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Awww now they're YJ drivers? Not just jeep drivers? Why do you have to draw lines 'merijeep.......
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Old 01-16-2007, 07:40 PM   #11
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Well, that's what it is. When I see a TJ on the road, I think "There's a TJ". When I see a YJ on the road, I think, "There's some parts I need".
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Old 01-16-2007, 07:53 PM   #12
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Ah. You know, I don't know a single YJ driver that would fit that category, and I'll leave it at that.
I agree completely, Amerijeep. Calling YJ drivers yuppys is like calling jeep girls soccer moms.
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Old 01-16-2007, 07:59 PM   #13
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It is someone's idea, of putting meaning behind some lousy letters..........but I still like JK= Just Kidding, like it is a joke, that DC created..........

And if I am not mistaken, CJ did stand for civilian Jeep.
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I agree completely, Amerijeep. Calling YJ drivers yuppys is like calling jeep girls soccer moms.
what about the YJ's with 20" bling bling dubs???
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What the hell is a dub?
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What the hell is a dub?
You took the words right out of my mouth.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:15 PM   #17
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a "DUB" is slang for 20" rims... a DoubleDuce is a 22" rim.
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Every YJ might have 20" dubs for all I know. Maybe I had dubs for lunch. It was Japanese, so who knows.
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a "DUB" is slang for 20" rims... a DoubleDuce is a 22" rim.
OK. I had know idea what was meant by that. We talk like ours mamas raised us better than that down here in Mississippi.
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u g0tz t0 b3 g@ngsta!!! :d lol
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:23 PM   #21
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~ MA - The original prototype Jeep submitted by Willys-Overland for the military contract in 1940. "M" stood for "military"; "A" for the first model.

~ MB - The revised model first mass-produced by Willys-Overland for the military in '40-'45. "B" stood for the second model.

~ GP - The original prototype Jeep submitted by Ford for the military contract in 1940. "G" indicated government issue; "P" indicated an 80" wheelbase reconnaissance vehicle.

~ GPW - The revised model first mass-produced by Ford for the military in '40-'45. It is virtually identical to the MB (the "W" stood for "Willys' design").

~ M38 - aka MC - The next generation military Jeep by Willys ('50-52), similar to the civilian CJ-3A. Like all of the above models, it was a flat-fender style.

~ M38A1 - aka MD - Basically the military version of the CJ-5 ('52-'71). Unlike the CJ-5, it had the front shackles at the rear of the springs instead of up front.

~ M170 - Similar to a military version of the CJ-6. 4155 of them were made in the mid-50's and early-60's.

~ CJ-2A - A flat-fender, very similar to the military MB ('45-49) except that the headlights bulge out of the grill instead of being inset.

~ CJ-3A - A flat-fender, very similar to the military M38 ('48-53).

~ CJ-3B - A flat-fender, the top of its hood sits 4" higher above the fenders than the 3A to clear the new F-head engine ('52-68).

~ CJ-4 - Only one prototype is known to exist. It was discovered in 1997(?), still in the hands of its second owner. It looks like a 50/50 mix of a CJ-3A and a CJ-5, with only slightly rounded fenders.

~ CJ-5 - The civilian version of the M38A1, but with the front shackles under the bumper like most other models. 81" ('55-'71) or 84" ('72-'83) wheelbase. Front fenders are rounded like all subsequent short-wheelbase Jeeps. Easily distinguished from the CJ-7 by a small doorway with a rounded, sloping rear edge.

~ CJ-6 - Essentially a CJ-5 that was stretched 20" ('58-75), intended for use as a small pickup.
~ CJ-7 - A compromise between the CJ-5 and CJ-6, having a 93.4" wheelbase (like the YJ and TJ). The body tub is very similar to the YJ and TJ, but the rear wheel wells are round instead of angular. Made '76-'86.

~ CJ-8 - Also called a "Scrambler." Similar to a CJ-7, but with an extra 10" of wheelbase and an even longer rear overhang. Like the CJ-6, it was intended as a small pickup, but never really found its niche. Only 27,000 were made from '81-'86. Commonly seen with half-cab tops that surround only the front seats.

~ CJ-10 - A more truck-like Jeep built mainly for export from 1981-85. A small number were also sold to the US Air Force for use in pulling aircraft around runways. These Jeeps had very stout drivetrains compared with their smaller brethren. Easily distinguished by the square headlights in the fenders and the 10-slat grille.

~ YJ - The original Wrangler, made '87-'95 (though production actually continued into March of '96). Rectangular headlights make it the bastard child of the short-wheelbase line. Rear wheel wells are larger and more angled than the CJ-7, but otherwise the two are visually quite similar.

~ TJ - The second generation Wrangler, made '97-present (actually began shipping May of '96). Round headlights, coil suspension, and a much more car-like interior distinguish it from the YJ.

~ LJ - Introduced in 2004 as a 2004 1/2 model, the LJ or TJ - L is a lengthened wheelbase version of the TJ. 10" were added to the wheelbase, and 15" overall to the vehicle. Initially only available with a 4 spd auto transmission, all are equipped with the Dana 44 rear axle.

~ SJ - The full-size Cherokee ('74-'83), Wagoneer ('63-'83), Grand Wagoneer ('84-'91), and J-truck. In 1984, Jeep introduced the downsized XJ and started calling them Cherokees and Wagoneers, leaving only the Grand Wagoneer in the SJ lineup until its demise in '91.

~ M-715 - A 5/4-ton military pickup built '67-69. It somewhat resembles a J-truck (SJ), with more attitude. The M-725 was the ambulance version of the M-715.

~ XJ - The downsized Cherokee ('84-'01) and Wagoneer ('84-'89). It was (probably?) the first Jeep to use a unibody chassis.

~ KJ - The Liberty ('02-present), which replaced the XJ in Jeep's product lineup.

~ ZJ - The Grand Cherokee ('93-'98), which replaced the Grand Wagoneer (SJ) as Jeep's luxury cruiser after a 1-year hiatus. Though much more aerodynamic than the SJ, it's obviously less rounded than its replacement, the WJ.

~ WJ - As the more bubble-shaped, aerodynamic replacement for the ZJ, it continues the Grand Cherokee name ('98- 2004).

~ WK – The latest version of the Grand Cherokee offers a less rounded look, in favor of angles and straight lines. Hemi engine is optional and offers impressive performance (2005 – Present)

~ MJ - The Comanche pickup ('84-'91). It shares much in common with the XJ of that era, including its unibody chassis. It replaced the full-size Gladiator and J-truck pickups of the SJ era.

~ DJ-3A - Dispatcher (postal) version of the CJ-3A, made '56-65. Only 2-wheel drive versions were available.

~ DJ-5 - Dispatcher (postal) version of the CJ-5, made '65-87 by Jeep and then AM General. Only 2-wheel drive versions were available. A DJ-6 (long, like the CJ-6) was also made from '65-68.

~ VJ - The Jeepster ('48-50) was an attempt by Willys to spice up their vehicle lineup. 2WD, 72hp, and poor marketing doomed it to be discontinued after less than three years.

~ C-101 - The Jeepster Commando ('66-73) was an attempt by Kaiser to compete with the Bronco and Toyota Land Cruiser. The C101 was part CJ and part Wagoneer, advertised as a "happy combo, racy and rugged." This time around it had 4WD, and came in convertibles, hardtop wagons, and half-cab pickups.

~ FC - Forward Control pickups, with the cab directly above the engine. Made '57-'63.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:28 PM   #22
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YJ is the bastard child? Who in the hell wrote that? They are makin' me smile, but do they really 'get it'?
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:30 PM   #23
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man thats alot to read I took that off another web site
but I forgat two

JK/JKL - The third generation Wrangler, introduced in 2007. It's somewhat larger than the TJ, and has a rounded windshield and body panels. JK is the 2-door version; JKL is the 4-door.

YJ Rectangular headlights make it
the bastard child of the of the short-wheelbase line
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:35 PM   #24
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Lot's of haters out there. Don't be jealous. YJ drivers put there pants on one leg at a time just like everyone else. We are not larger life, like most other jeepers think.
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Lot's of haters out there. Don't be jealous. YJ drivers put there pants on one leg at a time just like everyone else. We are not larger life, like most other jeepers think.

not hating I just thought the bastard child was kinda funny
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:42 PM   #26
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oh yeah, I know. I'm just gettin' a kick out of it myself. I like the phrase bastard child in reference to my Jeep. I might get a decal for mine that has that on it.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:48 PM   #27
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my dads been tring to figure out what tj and yj mean
now I now what I can tell him
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:55 PM   #28
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Nah, both wrong, YJ stands for yuppie jeep. TJ stands for TOUGH JEEP.
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Old 01-16-2007, 10:02 PM   #29
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Nah, both wrong, YJ stands for yuppie jeep. TJ stands for TOUGH JEEP.
Ok. How many yuppies drive YJs compared to TJs?

I rest my case 04yuppiepit,

Anyway, and I promise that I don't mean to offend the TJers the same way that many of them put down YJs, but I think Teeny Jeep is fittin' for TJs 'round these parts. I rarely see an adult drivin' one.
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Ok. How many yuppies drive YJs compared to TJs?

I rest my case 04yuppiepit
LMFAO

I own a squar headlight'd Jeep too... its called an XJ, and that doesn't make it any less of a Jeep than the next... except for those new fangled JK's.

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