Six Awesome Facts behind the Jeep Wrangler YJ
- Though production of the Jeep Wrangler YJ ceased in 1995, some units were still built until the middle of 1996 and were tagged as 1995 model years. These 1996/1995 YJs were fitted with several parts that were not installed on earlier models. Some of these parts were hood bumpstops, tuned I6, improved tailgate hinges, and rear TJ bumpers.
- Known as the Renegade Decor Group, Jeep released an options package for the Wrangler in YJ from 1991 to 1994. All YJs that availed this package only came in red, black, and white until blue was added in the color palette in 1992. However, because of the various features that came with the Renegade Decor Group, it was deemed too expensive by many Jeep aficionados. What's more it was given the name "beach cruiser" because some of its features were not suitable for extreme off-roading.
- Want to know what sets the Jeep Wrangler (YJ) apart from its predecessor? Unlike its predecessor, the YJ closely had less ground clearance and wider springs in its leaf spring suspension. What's more, this line had a larger windshield, rectangular headlights, and wiper blades that were mounted on the surface of the windshield.
- The Jeep Wrangler YJ is recognized as one of the best-selling and best-performing off-road vehicles in the automobile industry. In fact, from 1987 to 1995, a total of 632,231 YJs were manufactured. But even though production officially ended in 1995, some units were still built until mid-1996, therefore increasing the total count of produced units to 685,071.
- A Wrangler YJ special options package was released by Jeep from 1988 to 1993 in an effort to boost the line's sales. Called the Islander, this package was made available in different colors such as Sunset Yellow, White, Teal, and Bright Red. The other features included in this package are high back leather seats, floor carpeting, sunset decals, 20-gallon fuel tank, and center console that came with cup holders.
- Because the Wrangler YJ was considered as an excellent off-road vehicle and four-wheel drive SUV, it's no surprise that it appeared in several movies and TV shows in the past. Some of the notable appearances of this vehicle were in Jurassic Park, Wild Things, Double Jeopardy, A Walk to Remember, Dawson's Creek, and The Simpsons.