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Old 05-24-2011, 07:54 AM   #1
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Understanding Jeep classifications - TJ/JK/etc

I'm 100% new to Jeeps. So, I want to make sure I'm understanding these classifications right:

Are the sub-class, TJ, JK, etc, related purely to the year of the wrangler? So, my new jeep, 2005 Wrangler X, would be a Wrangler X TJ?

These forums are the only place I really found the classifications defined, and it's merely in a sub-forum description box. So, I wanted to make sure I understand it right.

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Old 05-24-2011, 08:16 AM   #2
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Yes, the CJ, YJ, TJ, JK designations pertain to the years they were built. And yes your '05 is a TJ. Each designation change occurred with a change in the body style, etc.

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Old 05-24-2011, 12:40 PM   #3
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CJ was an actual model designation. The rest are factory designations.
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Cj was first designated for civilian jeep. After that it became a wrangler with the yj tj and jk for model year designations. Or...

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you might also encounter LJ and JKU

LJ is dubbed by jeepers as "Long Jeep", its basically a TJ with a longer wheelbase, and longer tub. Its not dubbed as such from the factory though.. It's the TJ Unlimited

JKU Is the JK Unlimited, or the 4 door JK.
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you might also encounter LJ and JKU

LJ is dubbed by jeepers as "Long Jeep", its basically a TJ with a longer wheelbase, and longer tub. Its not dubbed as such from the factory though.. It's the TJ Unlimited

JKU Is the JK Unlimited, or the 4 door JK.
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And fsj for full size jeep (I think)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep#Jeep_model_list

Jeep model list
Historical and military models


World War II era jeep built by Ford, using the Willys-Overland design


World War II era Willys jeep

FC Trucks, VJ Jeepsters, & FJ Vans
(Forward Control Jeep)(Fleetvan Jeep)(Commando)
  • 1966–1971 C101—Jeepster Commando
    • Hurst Jeepster (only 100 produced)
    • Hurst Half Cab
    • Revival Jeepster
    • Commando convertible
    • open body roadster
  • 1972–1973 C104—Jeep Commando
    • Commando Half Cab
CJ models

(Civilian Jeep)

A USPS mail delivery vehicle made by Jeep



1982 Jeep Scrambler

  • 1944 Agrijeep CJ-1
  • 1944–1945 CJ-2
  • 1945–1949 CJ-2A
  • 1949–1953 CJ-3A
  • 1950 CJ-V35
  • 1950 CJ-4—Prototype
  • 1950 CJ-4M—Prototype
  • 1950 CJ-4MA—Prototypes
  • 1953–1968 CJ-3B
  • 1954–1983 CJ-5
    • 1961–1963 Tuxedo Park Mark III
    • 1969 Camper
    • 1969 462
    • 1970 Renegade I
    • 1971 Renegade II
    • 1972–1983 Renegade Models
    • 1973 Super Jeep
    • 1977–1979 Golden Eagle
    • 1977 Golden Eagle California Edition (available only through California AMC Dealerships)
    • 1980 Golden Hawk
    • 1979 Silver Anniversary CJ-5 Limited Edition (estimated 1,000 built)
  • 1955–1975 CJ-6
  • 1955–1968 CJ-3B Long—Spain
  • 1960–1977 Jeep Rural—Brazil
  • 1964–1967 CJ-5A/CJ-6A Tuxedo Park
  • 1976–1986 CJ-7
    • 1982 Jamboree Limited Edition (2500 units)
  • 1979 CJ-5 Silver Anniversary Limited Edition (estimated 1,000 built)
  • 1981–1985 CJ-8 Scrambler
  • 1981–1985 CJ-10
DJ models


(Dispatcher Jeep)
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SJ (FSJ) models

(Full Size Jeep)

1974 Cherokee S in action

XJ models
  • 1984–2001 XJ Cherokee
    • 1984–2001 Base "SE"
    • 1984–1988 Chief
    • 1984–1990 Pioneer
    • 1985–1992 Laredo
    • 1987–1992/1998-2001 Limited
    • 1988–2001 Sport
    • 1991–1992 Briarwood
    • 1993–1997 Country
    • 1996–2001 Classic
  • 1984–1990 XJ Wagoneer
    • 1984–1985 Broughwood
    • 1984–1990 Limited
MJ models

(Metric Ton Jeep Comanche)
  • 1986–1992 MJ Comanche
    • 1986 Custom
    • 1986 X
    • 1986 XLS
    • 1987–1992 Base SE
    • 1987–1990 Chief
    • 1987–1992 Laredo
    • 1987–1990 Pioneer
    • 1987–1992 SporTruck
    • 1987–1992 Eliminator

1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ


YJ, TJ, LJ and JK models

(Jeep Wrangler)
  • 1987–1995 Wrangler YJ
    • 1991–1993 Renegade
    • 1988–1995 Wrangler Long—Venezuela

2005 TJ Rubicon

  • 1997–2006 Wrangler TJSe, Sport, Sahara models
    • 2002 TJ Se, X, Sport, Sahara models
    • 2003 TJ Rubicon, Rubicon Tomb Raider Edition, Sahara, Sport, X, Se models,
    • 2004–2006 LJ Unlimited(15" Longer than a standard TJ) Rubicon, Sport, X, Se models
    • 2004–2005 Willys Edition (2004–1997 made, 2005–2001 made)
    • 2004 Columbia Edition
    • 2005 Rubicon Sahara Unlimited LJ (1000 made)
    • 2006 Golden Eagle Edition, 65 Year Anniversary Edition

2006 Golden Eagle

  • 2007–2009 Wrangler JK
    • 2007–2009 JK Rubicon, Sahara, X
    • 2010 JK Rubicon, Sahara, Mountain, Islander, Sport

2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Mountain


ZJ, WJ, and WK models

(Jeep Grand Cherokee)

First generation ZJ



1994 ZJ Laredo Model

  • 1993–1998 ZJ Grand Cherokee
    • 1993–1995 Base SE
    • 1993–1998 Laredo
    • 1993–1998 Limited
    • 1995–1997 Orvis "Limited Edition"
    • 1997–1998 TSi
    • 1998 5.9 Limited
  • 1993 ZJ Jeep Grand Wagoneer
  • 1999–2004 WJ Grand Cherokee
    • 2002–2003 Sport
    • 2002–2004 Special edition
    • 2002–2004 Overland
    • 2004 Columbia Edition
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee: Five-passenger family-oriented SUV
    • WK: Grand Cherokee, 2005–2010 ("WK" is the designator for the 2005–2010 Grand Cherokee, marks the beginning of the -K designation compared to the -J designation)
    • WK2: Grand Cherokee, 2010—present ("WK2" is the designator for the new Grand Cherokee)
    • 2010 WK2: Laredo, Laredo X, Limited, Overland
XK models
  • 2006–2010 Jeep Commander
    • 2006 Base
    • 2007–2010 Sport
    • 2006–2010 Limited
    • 2007–2009 Overland
KJ models

(Jeep Liberty)
  • 2002–2007 KJ Liberty
    • Sport
    • Limited
    • Renegade
    • 2003 Freedom Edition
    • 2004-05 Rocky Mountain Edition
    • 2004 Columbia Edition
    • 2006 65th Anniversary Edition
    • 2007 Latitude Edition(replaced Renegade)
Current models

The Jeep brand currently produces five models:
  • Jeep Wrangler
    • JK: The current version of the Wrangler, released as a 2007 model
    • JK Unlimited: The long wheelbase, 4-door version of the 2007 Wrangler
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee: Five-passenger family-oriented SUV
    • WK: The Grand Cherokee, 2005–2010 ("WK" is the designator for the new Grand Cherokee, it is one of the first non-J-designated Jeeps)
    • 2005—present Laredo
    • 2005—present Limited
    • 2006—present Overland
    • 2006—present SRT-8
    • WK2 (2010—present)
  • Jeep Liberty KK: A small SUV (replaced the Cherokee and kept the name outside North America)
  • Jeep Compass MK: A small crossover SUV shared platform with the Dodge Caliber
  • Jeep Patriot MK: A small crossover SUV shared platform with the Dodge Caliber
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:11 AM   #9
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I see. Good info. Thanks!
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Awsome collection of data!
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The Jeep brand currently produces five models:
  • Jeep Wrangler
    • JK: The current version of the Wrangler, released as a 2007 model
    • JK Unlimited: The long wheelbase, 4-door version of the 2007 Wrangler
Hello,
Sorry if I'm necroing this thread, but I'm new too, and I was refered here from another thread, yet I didn't see my awnser.

The other day, I saw a Jeep labled "Unlimited" yet it was only a 2 door. It did look a little longer then the non unlimited (Limited?) But it confsed me.
So whats going on?
Thanks
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Hello,
Sorry if I'm necroing this thread, but I'm new too, and I was refered here from another thread, yet I didn't see my awnser.

The other day, I saw a Jeep labled "Unlimited" yet it was only a 2 door. It did look a little longer then the non unlimited (Limited?) But it confsed me.
So whats going on?
Thanks
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Try this link then:

Jeep Wrangler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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It could be a Rubicon Sahara or an LJ unlimited. Those are the two I noticed that have been produced more recently. Read XJ Knight's two posts and look for the unlimited models...
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Really interesting info! Thanks
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great info, glad I looked this up. helped out with my confusion

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