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Old 02-20-2003, 05:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Diffences in Jeep Models

I have never really read up much on Jeeps since i own a fullsize, so i am looking for some info. I searched, but to no avail. I basically want to know the differences in all the Jeep models. I have some knowledge and was wanting either confirmation that i am correct, and if i'm not, let me know if i am a dumbass.

CJ 5
- What is considered as the typical "jeep." Short wheel base, narrow axles and frame and has round headlights. Predecessor to the CJ 7

CJ 7
- Longer wheelbase, wider stance, round headlights, Predecessor to the Wrangler

Wrangler YJ
- i have no clue what the difference between this and the CJ 7 is other than didn't this have square headlights?

Wrangler TJ
- same thing as YJ, but with round headlights

XJ
- The boxy looking cherokee?

ZJ
- Grand Cherokee

Willys
- Old style war jeep

Do the jeep trucks, like the comanche, have the letters for them, also?

Am i leaving anything out as far as models go?

Don't all 4WD jeeps have a straight axle up front beside the grand cherokee?

Which ones are leaf sprung and which are coil sprung?

How full of shit am I? Let me know what i am wrong about and what decent info i left out. I'm just trying to put this into one forum because i'm sure i'm not the only clueless fullsize-er when it comes to Jeeps.

Also, what is a Renegade?

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Old 02-20-2003, 07:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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go to www.cowtownjeeps.com and look at the tech section, there is write-up on all Jeeps there
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Old 02-20-2003, 09:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You left out several models most importantly the CJ6...not to mention
MB, GPW, CJ2 CJ3 CJ3b (missing link CJ4) CJ8, CJ10, (NEVER SEEN A CJ9) j10, j20, j30, KAISERS....on and on... Jeepter's, comando's

web search for history of Jeep,,,


http://www.4wdonline.com/Jeep/Jeep.History.html
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yeup, check up on those websites. you can be a fullsize guy and a jeep guy at the same time... check out my webpage.
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Ummm. what do you need to know, they all SUCK!! Forget that idea and buy a cruiser
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Old 02-21-2003, 11:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The YJ has a wider frame fully boxed, much stronger than a CJ, it has square headlights, and 2 1/2" springs.

The TJ has an even stronger frame, with coils for suspension and a sloping front end, with a slightly curved windshield, crappy 3 piece roll bar, and slightly wider body.

WJ new grand cherokee wider

ZJ old grand cherokee

KJ liberty

DJ postal (dispatch) jeep

A renegade is just a body package, like the sahara or islander package ect...

Only the KJ and grand cherokees have ifs.

There are also grand wagoneers, the new scrambler which would be best called a TJ-6, even the old scrambler was a CJ8

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Indispensible book to have about Jeeps is The Buyer's Guide to the Jeep. It's available at Books-a-Million

It follows the Jeep story from the days just before up through the Grand Cherokee.

And you are a dumbass but not any more than the rest of these yahoos

BTW the Commanche is the MJ
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by fj40john
Ummm. what do you need to know, they all SUCK!! Forget that idea and buy a cruiser


I'm going to have to second this one I only know a couple of people with Jeeps and both hated them. And if you're comparing stockers, a 30 y/o Land Cruiser will beat any new Jeep
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Only the KJ and grand cherokees have ifs.
news to me. everyone knows the kj does, but the wj? 'fraid not
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none of the grand Cherokees have IFS... yet.

the Grand wagoneer had IFS for a few years a LONG-ASS time ago. but then Jeep got smart and realised that IFS sucks.

doubt they'll realize it again
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M38A1= military CJ5
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Only '83 to '86 CJ7 was wider. The '76 to '82 was the same as CJ5.
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