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Old 04-15-2015, 07:59 PM   #91
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yup, square headlights look way better than square turn signals in the wrong place. Can't mistake a YJ. Since it was all new from the CJ, I think the square headlights were a good choice.

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Old 04-16-2015, 07:20 AM   #92
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In 1979 Ford F series went to square headlights.
In 1988 Chev/GMC pickups went to square headlights
In 1981 Dodge pickups went to square headlights.
In 1977 Chevy impala went to square headlights
In 1979 Jeep Wagoneer went to square headlights
In 1979 Ford Mustang went to square headlights
In 1982 Chevy Camaro went to square headlights
In 1984 Chevy Corvette went to square headlights

I could go on & on. But I won't, 'cause what it all comes down to is WHO CARES!!! Really, who the "F" cares? Don't like square lights don't look or buy. Give it a rest.

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In 1988 Chev/GMC pickups went to square headlights
1980. It was an option. Then they redesigned in 81 to all square
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1980. It was an option. Then they redesigned in 81 to all square
You are right. I forgot about the 73-87 body style changing mid-way.

You get my point.
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:17 PM   #95
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I've noticed that a lot of jeepers aren't proud their round lights. I keep seeing the headlights painted to look "angry". I guess the YJ look started this trend with the TJ and JK owners. I always say that people should make their jeep their own but this is just stupid. Round headlight guys, be proud!
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Yes, I like the square headlights. I also like round headlights on CJs, and to a lesser extent on TJs. I like that they didn't just go "retro" to the CJ lights but in a more modern body. I don't like the JK headlights, but then again I don't like the look of JKs in general.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:15 PM   #97
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My headlights are square n I love them, yours can be triangles for all I give a shit as long as your driving a wrangler you'll always get a wave from me.

The number one reason I love my square headlights is because I don't have a car note, hence I have more money to go have fun and buy crap I want. You round eyes enjoy your car payment
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:56 PM   #98
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There is another name for square headlight Jeeps. Renaults.
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There is another name for square headlight Jeeps. Renaults.
So what you are saying is the JK's are Fiats?
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There is another name for square headlight Jeeps. Renaults.
That would be like saying the xj is. You are incorrect.
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So what you are saying is the JK's are Fiats?
"Ever drive a Jeep made when the company was owned by Renault?" That's my answer to all the naysayer who scream about the doom of the current FCA ownership of the Jeep Brand because the "French Jeeps" are/were soooo much worse. For example, let's discuss the Peugeot transmissions.................
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That would be like saying the xj is. You are incorrect.
The early Canadian built YJ was developed by AMC-Renault before the sale to Chrysler.
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The early Canadian built YJ was developed by AMC-Renault before the sale to Chrysler.
yes, I believe it was the 87's. Then they were fully chrysler. But when jeep down sized the cherokee to what we know as they xj. The wrangler was built of that line. So i guess one could say the YJ wrangler is a mix of the CJ and XJ. I think the first yj's were built that way because of the company changing hands.
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"Ever drive a Jeep made when the company was owned by Renault?" That's my answer to all the naysayer who scream about the doom of the current FCA ownership of the Jeep Brand because the "French Jeeps" are/were soooo much worse. For example, let's discuss the Peugeot transmissions.................
JD Power survey just came out (via email from Wranglerforum) with the ten LEAST reliable vehicles.

#3 Jeep
#2 Range Rover
#1 Fiat

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...utomakers.html

My $2000 square headlight Renault/Jeep doesn't hurt nearly as much as a $30000 round headlight Fiat/Jeep.

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JD Power survey just came out (via email from Wranglerforum) with the ten LEAST reliable vehicles.

#3 Jeep
#2 Range Rover
#1 Fiat

Top 10 Least Dependable Automakers » AutoGuide.com News

My $2000 square headlight Renault/Jeep doesn't hurt nearly as much as a $30000 round headlight Fiat/Jeep.

Need I say more?
Do tell, what was the JD Power ranking of Jeep the year yours was manufactured? Yeah, that is what I thought.
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Your jeep is a pos mine is a pos but guess what you got a payment n I don't. That's worth having square lights in itself
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Do tell, what was the JD Power ranking of Jeep the year yours was manufactured? Yeah, that is what I thought.
Don't know what the rank was in '89. I am guessing pretty low, maybe even lower than a JK. But, I am the FIRST to admit mine is a junker. It was junk when it was new, and it is junk now. I don't need anyone or any company to tell me so. It was pretty obvious and easy to figure it out. I have no illusions that mine is a great vehicle. However it plows snow pretty good, so I am keeping it.

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Your jeep is a pos mine is a pos but guess what you got a payment n I don't. That's worth having square lights in itself
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Your jeep is a pos mine is a pos but guess what you got a payment n I don't. That's worth having square lights in itself
YES. And i wonder why they still call it a wrangler? The original wrangler has square lights. The CJ was not called a wrangler. No round lights should be. IMO
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And who gave them permission to call that little mini-cooper looking thing a renegade.
That's even worse... Giving a trim level it's own vehicle?
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To keep it as simple as possible...... if I didn't like 'em, I wouldn't have bought it!
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Don't know what the rank was in '89. I am guessing pretty low, maybe even lower than a JK. But, I am the FIRST to admit mine is a junker. It was junk when it was new, and it is junk now. I don't need anyone or any company to tell me so. It was pretty obvious and easy to figure it out. I have no illusions that mine is a great vehicle. However it plows snow pretty good, so I am keeping it.



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NEVER get rid of any Jeep! Period! As for quality of the brand, they've always been bottom tier. CJs? Rust buckets, YJs? Substandard components (trans, electrical, etc.). JKs? Hard for me to say, nothing has broken on mine randomly. I did sever a brake line and speed sensor cable wheeling but those were user induced, I can't blame the Jeep. I think a lot of the problems associated with the JK in the J.D. power's surveys is unrealistic buyer expectation. The JK and especially the JKU have brought more people into the Jeep family than any model before, that's evident in the sales numbers. I think many of these first time Jeep buyers have unrealistic expectations, based on a lack of experience with general purpose off-road vehicles, as to what a Jeep is compared to the Camry they traded. I think of it as the expectation schism between Jeep results versus Camry expectations. One thing I did look after reading your other post was a comparison between a new 1989 YJ and a new 2015 JK Sport. When the 1989's price is adjusted for inflation, they are not far apart. In fact, the major difference between the prices is in the increased content of the JK, airbags, axles, etc. I was surprised that they have remained so constant, price-wise over time.
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^^ I've been away for a week plus....now back to our original show.

Square headlights.....

They work, they're fine.

'nuff said.
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I show up and usually the only one on leaf springs with square headlights. That makes me special and I smile. If it's a YJ be proud if it and wheel it!!!

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When I bought my YJ I think it was about a week, maybe two before I realized it had square headlights. I just laughed at myself for missing such a fine point, and went on with whatever I was doing. I guess I wasn't too concerned and I like the looks of a YJ, maybe almost as much as a CJ. I had a 74 CJ in high school and college, and one after I got married.
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Does J.C. Whitney still sell the round headlight conversion grill?
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Does J.C. Whitney still sell the round headlight conversion grill?
BLASPHEMY!!!!!!! I say!!!
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Does J.C. Whitney still sell the round headlight conversion grill?
Only grill that a YJ should have is a YJ grill and square lights. Real wranglers have square headlights and leaf springs
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Only grill that a YJ should have is a YJ grill and square lights. Real wranglers have square headlights and leaf springs
that's what I wanted to say but I couldn't get that out. Lol
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Admit it. Since I posted that about J.C. Whitney all you YJ guys have Googling up a storm trying to find one!

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Admit it. Since I posted that about J.C. Whitney all you YJ guys have Googling up a storm trying to find one!
That's a custom grille someone grafted Cj buckets and signals into a YJ grille.


Imo a Cj grille stays on a CJ. YJ grilles stay on Yj's and tj/jk guys can stay in the parking lots at the mall and Starbucks

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