Jeep Wrangler TJ Parts and Jeep Wrangler TJ Accessories
6 Things You May Not Know about the Jeep Wrangler TJ
- Jeep owners carry a tradition of waving at each other upon meeting them either on the streets or on the trail. CJ owners started this custom to acknowledge those who own the same Jeep model, which is, undoubtedly, different from other vehicles around. This habit was adopted by other Jeep owners, such as those that drive a YJ and a TJ, just for the purpose of recognizing everyone who have the same passion as theirs when it comes to vehicles and driving, as well as to carry on traditions.
- In 2012, Jeep released a version of Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon that was inspired by Activision's Call of Duty video games. These models featured 'Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition' graphics on their front fenders as well as on the spare tire cover.
- The Jeep Wrangler is a direct descendant of the famous Willys MB, the Jeep model used by the U.S. Army during the World War II. This is through the Willys civilian Jeeps Jeep CJ which was produced in mid-1940s and lasted through 1980s. Among the features the Wrangler inherited from its predecessors are separate frame and body, rigid live axles both at the front and rear, and a fold-flat windshield. Like the CJs, the Wrangler can also be driven without doors.
- Before the 1997 Jeep TJ went into production, there were three prototypes contending for what the Jeep 1997 TJ would become—the Jeep CJ predecessor, the long-spring version of YJ, as well as the prototype adopting XJ/ZJ link coil suspension.
- The Jeep Wrangler is one of the brand’s most awarded models. In May 2009, it was named by the Business Week magazine as One of the Most Iconic Cars of the Last 20 Years. The Kelley Blue Book also gave the Wrangler many recognitions, including 2009 Best Resale Value Award in the SUV category and the Best Resale Value Award in the compact sport utility vehicle category. This model also got numerous awards and recognitions from Forbes Autos, Petersen's 4-Wheel and Off-Road magazine, Four Wheeler magazine, and Canadian Black Book.
- The Jeep Wrangler TJ was the last production vehicle to be fitted with AMC-related parts as the AMC Straight-4 engine was discontinued after the 2002 model year, and both the AMC Straight-6 engine and the AMC door handles retired in 2006.