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New Generation Jeep Wrangler JL Reveal

Jeep has officially released the new Jeep Wrangler JL at the LA Auto Show! It's amazing to see how far the Wrangler has evolved from past models.

Wrangler JL

Starting in 1987 Jeep released the CJ replacement with the Wrangler YJ. The suspension and drivetrain were very similar to the CJ. It was not until the late model YJ, the inline 6-cylinder received fuel injection, which enhanced its performance and reliability. Of course there is one thing that stands out with the Wrangler YJ! The square headlights that you either love or hate. The Wrangler YJ ended production in 1995 and here comes it's replacement the Wrangler TJ.

Wrangler YJ

Jeep did not release the Wrangler TJ until 1997. They used 1996 to make production changes for the new model Wrangler. It's safe to say the Wrangler TJ was drastically different from the Wrangler YJ! The Wrangler TJ had the following changes: coil-spring suspension, air-bags, turn signals in the fenders, gauge cluster above the steering wheel and optional Dana 44 rear differential (tow package). Starting in 2003 Jeep released a Rubicon version. The TJ Rubicon was the perfect package for the offroad enthusiast. With the Rubicon you get 4:1 crawl ratio transfer-case, Dana 44 differentials front and rear with locking differentials and mud-terrain tires. Before the end of the Wrangler TJ in 2006, Jeep decided to release a long wheelbase version in 2004 called the Wrangler Unlimited, also known as LJ. It had an additional ten inches of wheelbase. As another ten years passed with the Wrangler it became time for a change, this time a major change!

Wrangler TJ