ABOUT JEEP WRANGLER YJ ’87-‘95
1987 was another critical year for Jeep. It saw the introduction of the replacement for the slower-selling CJ-7 and the end of the CJ-era. This was the time that the “open” Jeep featured rectangular headlights. This caused a stir with the traditional Jeep purists and eventually the Jeep Wrangler YJ would become the “bastard child” of the open Jeep. The YJ Wrangler had many improvements over the CJ-7 and proved as competent on the Rubicon Trail as it predecessor, while improving on-road ride comfort. In 1992 the 4.2L (258ci) engine was retired and a new fuel-injected 4.0L was introduced. That same year also saw the introduction of the family-cage style roll bar, which protected the rear occupants and allow for rear shoulder seatbelts.