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Unread 02-24-2005, 08:34 AM   #1
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What is "KJ"?

Please forgive my stupid question, what does "KJ" stands for?

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Unread 02-24-2005, 09:19 AM   #2
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Well, if CJ stood for "Civilian Jeep", then KJ stands for "Kickass Jeep". Ha, just kidding. I don't know what, if anything, it stands for (Why not LJ, for Liberty Jeep?) but KJ signifies a Liberty.
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Unread 02-24-2005, 11:14 AM   #3
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The K is for the independant front suspension (I think) That is why the new Grand Cherokee is the "WK"

If you did not know every Jeep has a body code... Like my 99 Grand is body code WJ... liberty is KJ... the lastest wrangler is TJ and so on...
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Unread 02-24-2005, 12:32 PM   #4
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KJ = 2x4 version of the Liberty
LJ = 4x4 version of the Liberty

I'm not sure how the 4x4 versions came to be called KJ's also, but that's apparently what happened.

JEEP IDENTITY - Ever wonder what the XJ, TJ or ZJ stands for when people mention Jeep. Well think no more. The letters generally aren't anything more than a way to designate the vehicle with a code. Note that some prototypes may be missing and the dates may be off by a few production years on some models.

MA: In 1941 this was the first prototype in the development of the Jeep. The M indicates a military vehicle and the A the first model.
MB: This is the standard WWII military Jeep built from 1942-1945. The B indicated the second model of the series. (Just a note the Ford versions of the same Jeep were called the GPW. G for government, P for 80 inch wheel base and W for Willys.
CJ-2: The first of the civilian model Jeeps. CJ stands for Civilian Jeep built from 1944-1945.
CJ-2A: Civilian Jeep built from 1945-1949
CJ-3A: Civilian Jeep built from 1948-1953, slight differences in body measurement.
M-38: A military version of the CJ-3A but without tailgate and other modifications. Willys called it the MC model. Built from 1950-1955.
CJ-3B: Very similar to CJ-3A but had a higher hood and allowed the use of the F-head engine. 1953-1964.
M-606: Military version of the CJ-3B built from 1954-1968.
CJ-4: Prototype in 1950 never saw production.
CJ-V35U: Modified CJ-3A built in 1950 for the Navy.
VJ: Early 2 wheel drive Jeepsters built in 1949-1950.
M38A1: Military Jeep. Also known as the MD was a forerunner to the CJ-5. Built between 1954-1957 and maybe as far as 1971.
FC-150: This was a pickup, cab forward, 80 inch wheelbase built from 1956-1964.
FC-170: This was a pickup, cab forward, 103 inch wheelbase built from 1957-1964.
CJ-5: Civilian Jeep, 81 inch wheelbase built from 1954-1971 and the 83.5 inch wheelbase from 1972-1986.
CJ-6: Civilian Jeep with a 20 " longer wheelbase than the CJ5 built from 1956-1975.
CJ-7: Updated CJ-5 with a 93.5" wheelbase built from 1976-1986.
CJ-8: Pickup design with a 103.5" wheelbase called the Scrambler. Built from 1982-1986.
CJ-10: Pickup version 110" wheelbase built for the military and sold overseas there was a shorter model call the CJ-10A.
C-101: Jeepster built from 1966-1973.
M-151: Military vehicle built by Jeep and designed by Ford. Full independent suspension with a unibody design.
M-422/M-422A1: Built by AMC for the Marines in 1964.
M-715: 1 1/4 ton truck built by Jeep in 1967-1969.
DJ: various models of 2 wheel drive Jeeps similar to some CJ models.
MJ: The Jeep Comanche pickup. Built from 1986-1992. J stands for Jeep and M is just a model number.
XJ: The Jeep Cherokee built from 1984-2001.
SJ or FSJ: A Fullsize Jeep Wagoneer or Cherokee built from 1963-1991.
J: A fullsize Jeep Gladiator pickup built from 1963-1987.
YJ: The Jeep Wrangler model built from 1987-1996.
TJ: The Jeep Wrangler model built form 1997-Current.
ZJ: The Grand Cherokee built from 1993-1998.
WJ: The Grand Cherokee model built from 1999-2004.
WK: The Grand Cherokee model built from 2005 -current.
KJ: The new Jeep Liberty.

Here's another site with some additional info:
http://4wheeldrive.about.com/cs/jeep/l/bljeepcodes.htm
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Unread 02-24-2005, 11:43 PM   #5
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I thought I read somewhere that LJ was actually the designation for the Wrangler Unlimited. As in "Longer" Jeep. I could be mistaken though. And I agree with the statement that the K in the designation somehow refers to the independent suspension.
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Unread 02-25-2005, 07:02 AM   #6
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I thought I read somewhere that LJ was actually the designation for the Wrangler Unlimited. As in "Longer" Jeep. I could be mistaken though. And I agree with the statement that the K in the designation somehow refers to the independent suspension.
The LJ code was out way before the Wrangler Unlimited. However, you are correct, because I've also seen it use for the Wrangler Unlimited.
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Unread 03-02-2005, 01:04 PM   #7
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Yeah ive seen LJ used for both the Unlimited and the Liberty...but i always thought the liberty was KJ...
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Yeah ive seen LJ used for both the Unlimited and the Liberty...but i always thought the liberty was KJ...

If I am not miskaten ALL Libertys are KJ's and LJ does not stand for the TJ Unlimited... people just made that up... there was a big deal made of it awile back in the TJ forum...
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Unread 03-02-2005, 03:08 PM   #9
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I have seen the Unlimited also designated as TJL.
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Unread 03-03-2005, 08:28 AM   #10
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KJ= Kia Jeep...
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Unread 03-03-2005, 10:05 AM   #11
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KJ= Kia Jeep...

WOW! you liberty folk can't be happy about that! Ouch!
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Unread 03-03-2005, 11:00 AM   #12
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WOW! you liberty folk can't be happy about that! Ouch!
Oh yeah, I'm crushed...
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Unread 03-03-2005, 11:54 AM   #13
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It just shows the maturity level of people that are on this forum... we could care less whether you like the liberty or not, we have it for a reason, and it serves its purpose. theres no need to be a troll and ***** about the KJ's Existance
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Unread 03-03-2005, 12:36 PM   #14
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id love to know who exactly you think is *****ing about the kj's existance? it was a joke, christ lighten up. i plan on getting a new liberty within a year....... your remark comes to show how much of a tighass a kj owner is....
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Unread 03-03-2005, 12:58 PM   #15
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I was just woking arund with everyone. I was not being serious at all. And I have nothing against the KJ...
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