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post #1 of 18 Old 08-13-2013, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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What do you think the designation "XJ" means??

I know it doesn't mean anything but a model classification code. But it still means something to you doesn't it?

How about some of the other codes? YJ? TJ? JK?

CJ- Civilian Jeep
YJ- Yuppy Jeep?
TJ- Tuff Jeep?
JK- Just Kidding ......its not a wrangler?
XJ- Xpedition Jeep?

The list goes on.....what's your thoughts about what they should mean?

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post #2 of 18 Old 08-13-2013, 12:36 AM
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I have never heard Xpedition Jeep but I like it. Very on track with what I want my XJ to be.
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i found out what xj means
xj stands for money pit
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i found out what xj means
xj stands for money pit
You are still new ........... All Jeeps are Money Pit's !

If I would have saved all of the money I have dumped into my last 5 Jeeps I could have paid cash for a Brand new Diesel Ram 2500

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If I would have saved all of the money I have dumped into my last 5 Jeeps I could have paid cash for a Brand new Diesel Ram 2500
But how long before you start thinking that new Ram could stand just a little taller or sound just a little meaner?
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Ok for those that really want to know. Jeep originally was just "jp" when it was in the military. This is because in the military they labeled vehicles based on wheel base. And jp was the short wheel base designation. Jeep was just easier to say then JP. When jeep went civilian they stuck with the 2 letter chassis designation.
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Get the facts straight.......Ford made the a GP not a JP.

G stood for government and the P stood for an 80" wheel base I do believe.

Wasn't till after the GP was the Jeep name born.

Funny that the Jeep was born of Ford'

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Get the facts straight.......Ford made the a GP not a JP.

G stood for government and the P stood for an 80" wheel base I do believe.

Wasn't till after the GP was the Jeep name born.

Funny that the Jeep was born of Ford'
Only if you go off production models. Willys Quad came out in 1940, a year prior to the other Willys, Bantam, and Ford versions.


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Yeah but that was considered a Willis and not a Jeep right? Willis didn't patent the Jeep brand untill somewhere around 1950.

I guess there are several theories about where the name comes from but I always thought it was a slurring of the GP designation of the Ford/Willis/Overland version.

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Yeah but that was considered a Willis and not a Jeep right? Willis didn't patent the Jeep brand untill somewhere around 1950.

I guess there are several theories about where the name comes from but I always thought it was a slurring of the GP designation of the Ford/Willis/Overland version.

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The Army wanted prototypes and Willys Quad was the first in 1940 prior to Bantam, Ford and the Willys MA in 1941. Iirc Willys actually won out but couldn't keep up with the demand they needed so Ford helped build them as well at that point.


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