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Fweaky 01-04-2011 08:31 AM

The real reason for the square headlights
 
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I hear a lot of talk back and forth about what jeep is best and why round headlights are better ....blah blah blah... so I thought you guys would like an explanation about the lights and how Chrysler ended up with the Jeep brand.
Okay...a little known bit of history. Back in the mid 80's AMC was struggling to survive and Jeep sales were the only thing that had kept them alive up until that point but even Jeep sales were begining to slump. AMC engineers came up with a plan to sell the Jeep brand to Chrysler and save thier jobs in the process. They took a CJ and modified it with square headlights and presented it to the Dodge Boys as a multi-purpose K car and Chrysler bought it. The engineers code named the project YJ for "Why would you do that to a CJ". Chrysler agreed to buy the the rights and bring on the engineers as consultants. It wasn't until 95 that they realized they had been duped. By then it was too late to sue and so they decided to change the headlights back to round ones and hoped that no one caught on.

Here is a spy photo of the original TJ (trick Jeep) from 1986.

distortedtj 01-04-2011 08:35 AM

Oh....That's ....



Pretty.

cavediverjc 01-04-2011 08:47 AM

Excellent Photoshop work. :D

530ktm 01-04-2011 09:17 AM

:confused: Very interesting. ;)

redjeeper 01-04-2011 05:01 PM

i had no idea... :rofl:

SUBZEROCOOL 01-04-2011 05:23 PM

It's a USP or unique selling point, they do something different, something unusual to try and attract more customers. The Scottish make square sausages.


http://www.haggis.co.nz/uploads/imag...ne-Sausage.jpg

whiteyj 01-04-2011 05:43 PM

The BS is getting deep around here.......Good thing our square headlights aren't round or they'd be covered in the sh**. :flipoff:

colaim 01-05-2011 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by SUBZEROCOOL (Post 965124)
It's a USP or unique selling point, they do something different, something unusual to try and attract more customers. The Scottish make square sausages.


http://www.haggis.co.nz/uploads/imag...ne-Sausage.jpg

The Scots also make haggis, which calls their collective judgement into question.:rofl:

1991 Wrangler YJ Renegade 01-05-2011 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by whiteyj (Post 965174)
The BS is getting deep around here.......Good thing our square headlights aren't round or they'd be covered in the sh**. :flipoff:

if it were facebook, I would be first to click the "like" button! :D lol!

Mr. Sinister 01-05-2011 09:56 AM

hilarious!!

now where's that jacked up minivan picture????? :D

Mr. Sinister 01-05-2011 09:59 AM

i think about it now and i believe jeep does this stuff on purpose to make us all hate each other. it's all a big conspiracy!!! yj's had square headlights to piss off the cj guys, tj's had coil springs to piss off the yj and cj guys, and jk's piss off everybody because they're jk's!!
that's it, lawsuit time!!
i'll take on all of you!!! one at a time or in bunches!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! *head explodes*

1991 Wrangler YJ Renegade 01-05-2011 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Sinister (Post 966905)
i think about it now and i believe jeep does this stuff on purpose to make us all hate each other. it's all a big conspiracy!!! yj's had square headlights to piss off the cj guys, tj's had coil springs to piss off the yj and cj guys, and jk's piss off everybody because they're jk's!!
that's it, lawsuit time!!
i'll take on all of you!!! one at a time or in bunches!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! *head explodes*

Very true....
and....
JK= Just Kidding? lol!

here's what I saw in the parking lot of Bass Pro Shops one day
which one's the Jeep? :rofl: (jk guys! just some friendly JK bashing :) )

redjeeper 01-05-2011 10:07 AM

oh no.... i see this thread going into a flame war already.

Mr. Sinister 01-05-2011 10:08 AM

it's all good. :D

did you know the yj was originally referred to as the yjy? true story. they made the rounds with the concept and everyone said "Why Jeep, why????" :D :D

1991 Wrangler YJ Renegade 01-05-2011 10:12 AM

haha! this thread is going to be FUN! :rofl:

superduty_5.9 01-05-2011 11:06 AM

Square, round what's the difference? I'm just waiting for triangle ones.:bottom:

Fazed 01-05-2011 01:21 PM

YJ= You're jealous!

JK= Just Kidding, I don't want to tow your "True Jeep" out of that obstacle my JK just went through with ease...

Bwaaa haaaa haaaaaaaaaa!

SharkBait25 01-08-2011 06:13 PM

TJ = True Jeep :flipoff:

Mr. Sinister 01-08-2011 07:43 PM

or Total Junk, whichever you prefer. :p

N39-W120 01-08-2011 07:50 PM

http://www3.telus.net/public/sihlisl/caravan.jpg
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Originally Posted by Mr. Sinister (Post 966899)
hilarious!!

now where's that jacked up minivan picture????? :D


Fweaky 01-09-2011 12:03 AM

Hell, if they would had sold that thing ^^^I would have bought one when my kids were little. I could just picture myself slinging diaper bags and mud all over the place while my wife cussed me up one side and down the other. It would have been awesome! :flipoff:


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