ABOUT JEEP WRANGLER TJ ’97-‘06
The new redesigned Jeep Wrangler TJ saw the return of the round headlights, a relief for the long-time Jeep aficionados who never took to the rectangular headlights on the YJ Wrangler. This put an end to the “crusade” Jeepers had started, “Real Jeep Have Round Headlights”. The Jeep TJ Wrangler also introduced the use of a coil-spring suspension for the first time. Although it caused some commentary initially, the Jeep owners soon found that the new suspension had better on and off-road capabilities. The new suspension allowed for an additional 7” in articulation. In 2003 Jeep introduced the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon which featured front and rear Dana 44 axles, air-actuated lockers, 4:1 low-range transfer case, 4.10:1 ring & pinion set and more, ready to on the Rubicon Trail out of the gate. In 2004 Jeep added a slightly longer version of the TJ, called Unlimited and nicknamed by the Jeep community LJ.