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post #1 of 14 Old 06-13-2013, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Question about a 1996 Wrangler

First Off, Let me make it clear I do not think there is a such thing as a 1996 Wrangler.

Within the past week, we've had a customer giving us a hard time for not recognizing a 1996 Jeep Wrangler. So I sent Jeep an email & this is the response I got back:

Thank you for contacting the Jeep Customer Assistance Center.

The Jeep Brand has had many variants of the Wrangler, dating back to
WWII when the Jeep Willys MB was produced for the American Military.
For a complete history of the Jeep brand please visit the following link
from http://media.chrysler.com
-http://media.chrysler.com/newsrelease.do?id=10421&mid=170

The following information about the Wrangler has can be found in the
above mentioned article.

Jeep Wrangler (YJ): 1987-96
In 1983, the growing market for compact four-wheel-drive vehicles still
sought the utilitarian virtues of the Jeep CJ series, but consumers also
were seeking more of the ?creature comforts? found in passenger cars.
The response was discontinuing the CJ series and introducing the 1987
Jeep Wrangler (YJ).
Although the Wrangler shared the familiar open-body profile of the CJ-7,
it contained few common parts with its famous predecessor. Mechanically,
the Wrangler had more in common with the Cherokee than the CJ-7. The
Wrangler YJ had square headlights, which was a first (and last) for this
type of Jeep. The YJ model exceeded 630,000 units.
On Aug. 5, 1987, about a year after the introduction of the Wrangler,
American Motors Corporation was sold to the Chrysler Corporation and the
popular Jeep brand became a part of Chrysler's Jeep/Eagle Division.



Still holding my guns & not believing one existed, I responded saying that really didn't answer my question & asked if any are titled as a 1996 Wrangler. Here's their response to that:
As stated in our previous email, the information you are seeking can be
found at our Media site ? http://media.chrysler.com. Please visit the
Jeep section of our media site for additional assistance with this
matter.

Thanks again for your email.

Sincerely,

Steve


Seems to me like a generic answer from someone who doesn't really know.
It's not looking good for my argument. Do any of you guys have anything that'll help me prove myself?
Thanks!
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post #2 of 14 Old 06-13-2013, 01:29 PM
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Look through any parts catalog. Wrangler YJ 87-95, Wrangler TJ 97-06. They built wranglers in 96, but they were never titled as such.

Edit - Is it a YJ or TJ?
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Look through any parts catalog. Wrangler YJ 87-95, Wrangler TJ 97-06. They built wranglers in 96, but they were never titled as such.

Edit - Is it a YJ or TJ?
Any Jeep Wrangler, TJ or YJ
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There is no such thing as a model year '96 Wrangler,TJ or YJ.It was either a YJ('95) or TJ('97).

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post #5 of 14 Old 06-13-2013, 01:55 PM
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There is no such thing as a model year '96 Wrangler,TJ or YJ.It was either a YJ('95) or TJ('97).
Yep. They made 95 YJ's for the first couple of months of 96, then switched to the TJ.

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At work (advance auto parts) our electronic parts catalog doesn't list a wrangler under the jeep section for 1996, if it helps any.

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96's are junk anyways tell him to get a cj
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post #8 of 14 Old 06-17-2013, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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I sent in another question to Chrysler & got the answer I was looking for. The first guy must have been an idiot..

"
You pose a very good question. 1996 was a transitional year, changing over from AMC (American Motor Corp) to Chrysler there was no Jeep Wrangler models built. fficeffice" />>>
>>
The Jeep Wrangler YJ was built from 1986-1995 and the Jeep Wrangler TJ was built from 1997-2006.>>
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Thank for taking the time to email.">>
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post #9 of 14 Old 06-17-2013, 07:07 AM
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Thats not totally true either. According to Wiki, Chrysler acquired Jeep in 87. To make it easier on yourself, read the Wikipedia entries for Jeep and Jeep Wrangler.
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Thats not totally true either. According to Wiki, Chrysler acquired Jeep in 87. To make it easier on yourself, read the Wikipedia entries for Jeep and Jeep Wrangler.
Wikipedia is far from accurate all the time. Anyone can create an account & change things.


The prior email was actually sent to Chrysler Canada.

Oh, here's an example of people changing Wiki:
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Gonna make me work for it.

http://www.nytimes.com/1987/03/10/bu...ted=all&src=pm

http://www.hrja.org/jeep.htm

I don't feel like searching anymore.
I didn't disbelieve you, I actually never looked into that little tidbit. The only thing I really cared about was proving someone wrong about the 96 Wrangler.
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No biggie, I'm curious as to what this customer thinks is a '96 Wrangler. YJ or TJ.
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No biggie, I'm curious as to what this customer thinks is a '96 Wrangler. YJ or TJ.
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