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Old 12-06-2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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Jkr,jku,jkl??????

I just bought my second jeep a 2014 Wrangler Oscar Mike I understand the JK but where do you get the other letters from?

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Old 12-06-2013, 03:15 PM   #2
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Great question! I don't understand where the JK, etc comes from.

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Old 12-06-2013, 03:19 PM   #3
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It's made up on the forum. JKU (unlimited) JKR (rubicon) JKS (sahara) JKUR (unlimited rubicon), etc. As I mentioned it's not Chrysler designations. Even the JK was just a designation from Chrysler that doesn't have a specific meaning. Maybe the "J" is for Jeep, but Chrysler won't admit to it.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:20 PM   #4
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Adding to what he said ^

N00b question... JK, JKU, JKUS, JKUR?
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:21 PM   #5
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JK is the model nominclature not sure where it comes from but thats what this series 07-present are callled the U means unlimited meaning 4 door and R stands for Rubicon, so if you have a 4 door jeep that is a rubicon then you would say JKUR if you have a 2 door then it's JKR. sahara and sports are not really refered to in that manner
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:25 PM   #6
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i must take a long time to type lol
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:28 PM   #7
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Jk

I guess mine would be a JKS for sport? or oscar mike?
Anyway thanks for the info
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:53 PM   #8
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I guess mine would be a JKS for sport? or oscar mike?
Anyway thanks for the info
No, it is just a "JK".
Everything else is made up by us fine folks on the interwebz. Technically, there is no such think as a JKU, or a JKUR, etc....
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:55 PM   #9
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From my build sheet..

Body Model JK J L 72

So JK is part of the body code.

It's kind of the same thing as calling a Skyline an R32/R33/R34, or a 240SX/Silvia an S-14/S-15, or an AE86, etc. Same general idea. It's part of the manufacturer's "code".
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:13 PM   #10
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CJ (Civilian Jeep)
YJ (Yuppie Jeep)
TJ (True Jeep)
JK (Just Kidding)

Also, there is no such thing as an LJ (what many call the TJ Unlimited)...I can only assume it stands for Long Jeep?
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:08 PM   #11
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True,

The letters in a Jeep's designation haven't meant anything to anyone other than the manufacturer since they stipped making the Jeep CJs and started calling them "Wranglers".

The CJ designation actually does mean "Civilian Jeep" since the first CJs were copies of WWII military Jeeps.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f12/und...tc-417226.html
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:28 PM   #12
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CJ (Civilian Jeep)
YJ (Yuppie Jeep)
TJ (True Jeep)
JK (Just Kidding)
Correction:

TJ (Toy Jeep)
JK (Jeep King)
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:45 AM   #13
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Sucks they wasted KJ on the liberty. I am used to JK now, but when they first came out it did throw me for awhile. I was so used to hearing and saying CJ YJ and TJ, that J...K... sounded weird.
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Correction:

TJ (Toy Jeep)
JK (Jeep King)
LOL, obviously never owned a TJ. I LOVE my JK (and all the nice things it came with compared to my old TJ), but the JK lost some of it's "Jeepness". I still think that the TJ was the pentacle of Jeep design. Yes, I KNOW the JK is superior in all ways that truly count, but the mighty TJ reigns supreme. IMHO.
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Don't forget JKUM, 2013 4X4 of the year
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Thanks for the explanations, all you fine folks.
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:21 AM   #17
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JKUI = JK Unlimited Islander. Gotta represent or Tiki Bob'll put his curse on my karma.

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