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Old 03-26-2017, 09:21 AM   #241
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Can we all agree that any Jeep looks fine except for the renegade yj

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Old 03-26-2017, 10:04 AM   #242
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I am usually not a fan of 4cyl jeeps but that is actually a cool idea. Jeep has what 6 or so models in its lineup now why not add a tiny samurai type thing that gets killer MPG's have solid axles and be mod friendly. I would probably buy one if there was enough room for 6'+ tall driver. I always wanted a Suzuki X90 jeep should really do something like that.
I think that's what they're trying to do with the Compass Trail Hawk and Renegade Trail Hawk. Here's a link to a Compass Trail Hawk review: 2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk First Drive: Compass Finally Finds Some Direction - Motor Trend

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Can we all agree that any Jeep looks fine except for the renegade yj
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A few of us still like the look of the renegade
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Old 03-27-2017, 12:41 AM   #244
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So this thread is still alive - ha! When I was shopping for a used Jeep, I was browsing through ads with my teenage son (expert on what's cool), and I assumed he would prefer a CJ, TJ, or JK. Boy, was I wrong! When we got to a YJ, he said, "I want one with the square headlights." As we clicked through the pictures, he also liked the dash of the YJ. Not even knowing what they were, he said, "I like the way all the gauges are spread out across the dashboard like that. It looks really cool."

The thing is, I agree with him 100%. The YJ headlights just look more aggressive to me. Rounds are fine on a CJ (my favorite Jeep ever), and they fit the TJ fine, but on the JK, they just don't look right to me. So, yes, I really like the rectangle headlights.
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Old 03-27-2017, 06:50 AM   #245
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A few of us still like the look of the renegade
I don't know about you but to me the Renegade always looked like a Jeep roofied a Ferrari while they were out partyin, had it's way, and 9 months later the Ferrari gave the world the very first Renegade. Then some Jeep big wig established a controlled breeding program.
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The YJ's interior to me is more attractive than modern. It is truthfully a 'Classic". Just the fact that the biggest automotive gauge company in the world as "Autometer" makes the entire dash panel for this car, speaks volumes of YJ's popularity. Although I can live without square headlights.
However, square headlights brings up the unique opportunity for experimentation. Imagine 2 lcd screens (full bezel size) connected to a android box. You can display in living color different headlight designs, Eye animation. Display different eye's, cat fish , snake ,lizard. Imitate turn signal in similar fashion, make it blink and so on.
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:32 AM   #247
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YJ are considered "classics" by insurance industry

Many of you probably do not know, But YJ and early CJ's qualify for a specialized classic car insurance. Classic car insurance has the same perks as a full deluxe packaged insurance minus 70% of the premium.
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Old 03-28-2017, 01:15 PM   #248
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As a previous CJ & TJ owner I truly appreciate the YJ. The family resemblance to the CJ, the ability to work on any part of the YJ without a master's degree and infinite time, new parts to be found in all major places, etc. Try a few tests like changing the dash light bulbs on a TJ versus a YJ.....or installing a new oil pressure gauge. The joy of a YJ over a TJ (much less JK) will become immediately evident. .....don't even get me started on the "Jeeps" the rolled off the car lot with plastic fenders!
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Old 03-29-2017, 01:57 PM   #249
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Can we all agree that any Jeep looks fine except for the renegade yj
I don't see anything wrong with how the Renegade looks
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Old 03-29-2017, 02:17 PM   #250
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I can't imagine some one who has rectangular headlights saying they hate them. I sometimes make fun but the fact of the matter is, the headlights don't make the Jeep. Many times they are more desirable because usually they are a little cheaper then others with round lights. Still very capable/buildable. That's what really matters.
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Old 03-29-2017, 09:25 PM   #251
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Honestly, I have never looked at a jeep and said "Wow, that's a nice jeep!, Oh never mind it has square headlights"
Shape of the headlights has nothing to do with what the vehicle is capable of. I'm a ford fan, but don't think that a car with a bow tie or pentastar is 'junk' simply because it doesn't wear the blue oval.
My biggest issue ath tyhe time the wrangler with square headlights cam out was that I was driving a Pacer as a family car at the time, and the pacer had just as much clearance as the wrangle.
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Old 03-30-2017, 04:08 PM   #252
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Any jeep will turn my head.

But I have a special place in my heart for the YJ because that was what I drove in college, (a 1990 with the 4.2). That's what I drove when I was courting my wife. I have more memories (some fond and some not so) surrounding that vehicle than any other vehicle I owned before or since.

Now, many years later, I own another YJ. It's newer (1994), but it still brings back a lot of memories. I used to get a lot of flak for those headlights, but that has since disappeared. Most of the comments I get are along the lines of "that thing is awesome!"

I LOVE the way the YJ looks. I like the CJs too, but still not as much as the YJ. It just looks "right" to me.
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I mostly look at the bumpers/axles/tires/suspension. Those are what make a Jeep a Jeep.
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Old 08-04-2017, 05:43 PM   #254
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My son says a square jeep with square headlights.
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:00 PM   #255
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I've owned a couple yj's and a tj. I'm not a big fan of the square lights I just prefer round. It's all personal preference but I've researched swapping my grill shell, fenders and hood for a tj but I know many like the square lights. I've even thought about trading my YJ for a tj.
But it's all preference, you like what you like.
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Old 08-05-2017, 02:57 AM   #256
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I have had two CJs and one XJ. When I bought my YJ I think it was a couple of weeks before I realized I had a square headlight Jeep, or to be precise rectangle headlights. My son has a CJ, and my daughter has an XJ so really headlight shape is irrelevant to me. I like the looks of a YJ, and the ornery side of me likes that the square headlights annoy other Jeep owners stuck on round headlights.
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Old 08-05-2017, 03:36 AM   #257
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I have been thinking about teh TJ conversion, Sorry, Square is ok, but there are more options with the round TJ lighting...
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It's hip to be square.
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:51 AM   #259
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Like others, I never had issues when I had "square" headlights. Looked ok and worked better than the new round ones.
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Jeeps are really define by more than the headlight shape. They are defined by the suspension, the off-road capabilities, the headlight shape, the ability to be worked on by novice mechanics, the infinite possibilities for customization, and probably some other things that I'm forgetting. Even without one or two things on this list it's still a Jeep. Each generation has something a little different, but they're all still jeeps. Though, cording to the list I just wrote, JKs are the least-Jeep of all of them. I will say though, as someone pointed out in 2015, when this thread first began, Jeeps have been around for over 70 years so it's kind a neat to have the special model that was only made for a short period of time.


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Jeeps are really define by more than the headlight shape. They are defined by the suspension, the off-road capabilities, the headlight shape, the ability to be worked on by novice mechanics, the infinite possibilities for customization, and probably some other things that I'm forgetting. Even without one or two things on this list it's still a Jeep. Each generation has something a little different, but they're all still jeeps. Though, cording to the list I just wrote, JKs are the least-Jeep of all of them. I will say though, as someone pointed out in 2015, when this thread first began, Jeeps have been around for over 70 years so it's kind a neat to have the special model that was only made for a short period of time.


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Well said, tis true.
I remember someone once saying that the AR15 is the barbie doll for boys (because of how modular they are). And I think that the jeep (be it willy's, cj, yj, tj, lj and even jk's) fall into this category. There are infinite options to make your jeep, yours. Regardless of headlight shape. With that said, people like what they like, we're all different.
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Same goes with the yj renegade most don't like them but I do and have been in search for the body kit for years. Haven't been able to find one worth buying yet at a decent price
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I wish they had came up with a " cooler " name than Bumperettes, kinda sounds like the nickname for the two fat twins that sit on the tailgate.
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There just headlights to me. I was looking for an older jeep in good shape. To be honest I never paid attention to them.
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I got sick of everyone telling me real jeeps have round headlights so I did a hid retrofit so the only part that lights up is round.
Why would you give in to'em man ? Good thing they didn't say only real jeeps are PINK!! L0L
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Did the conversion

I did the conversion to CJ round headlights, took about a week and i like it,
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No i don't like the yj headlights, so I put in a 1943, original 9slot grill.
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No i don't like the yj headlights, so I put in a 1943, original 9slot grill.
Wowwy that is incredible looking!!!
Hey man, do you have a write-up, how-to, etc on that swap???
I REALLY like the look of that and am interested in what it takes.
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I didn't do a write up on it. Basically I took the front half of the yj grill off and fit the Willy grill on. I filled the gaps on the corners near the hood and found some headlight buckets from a truck supply store to hold the 5 3/4 headlights
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