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post #1 of 18 Old 05-30-2006, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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difference between wrangler and tj

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so i have been looking to buy a hitch. and many of the sites i go to ask what year my car is- 2003. then they ask the make- jeep. then they ask the model. they have tj as an option and they also have wrangler. which one do i go by?

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post #2 of 18 Old 05-30-2006, 08:51 PM
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TJ or Wrangler. They are the same from 97-2006
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post #3 of 18 Old 05-30-2006, 08:55 PM
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In Canada, the Wrangler is just known as the TJ, so the sites you're visiting are probably trying to cater to a broad audience. As Smartshot noted, they're the same for those years (although YJ's are Wranglers too), but just in case, unless you're in Canada, I'd pick Wrangler just to be safe.

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In Canada, the Wrangler is just known as the TJ...
But DC Canada announced that, starting for the 2007 model year, the Jeep will also be known as a Wrangler in Canada.

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I would personally pick TJ, because if I remember correctly all 87-95 YJ's have Wrangler written on the side.

Maybe you could post the website you're trying to figure out and someone can take a look at it.
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I would personally pick TJ, because if I remember correctly all 87-95 YJ's have Wrangler written on the side.
Ya they do. Well most of them at least. Than theres mine. No stickers at all.

Any how, go with the TJ since your Jeep (he called it a car) is a 2004. The two letters designated for this year Wrangler is TJ.

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i figured when i am ready to buy i would go with tj as well.
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post #8 of 18 Old 06-01-2006, 06:42 AM
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All TJ's are Wranglers.

Not all Wranglers are TJ's.

YJ's were Wranglers too.

So Wranglers can be either TJ or YJ.

YJ is the DC designation for the Wranglers that had the square headlights and produced through 1995.

TJ is the DC designation for the Wranglers that have the round headlights and producted 1996 (as 97 Model Years) to 2006.

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All TJ's are Wranglers.

Not all Wranglers are TJ's.

YJ's were Wranglers too.

So Wranglers can be either TJ or YJ.

YJ is the DC designation for the Wranglers that had the square headlights and produced through 1995.

TJ is the DC designation for the Wranglers that have the round headlights and producted 1996 (as 97 Model Years) to 2006.
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hey,
so i have been looking to buy a hitch. and many of the sites i go to ask what year my car is- 2003. then they ask the make- jeep. then they ask the model. they have tj as an option and they also have wrangler. which one do i go by?
why dont you call them and ask!

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why dont you call them and ask!

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TJ's have daytime running lights (required by law in Canada). Wranglers do not. As far as I know, besides the sticker, that's the only difference.
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Just buy an A to Z bumper with a built in hitch. You will save ground clearance.

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timmy is taller than sally

sally is shorter than bill...

Yeah, I kinda felt like I was describing a Venn diagram

Member of A but not of B
Member of B but not A
Member of both A and B

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just tell them you have a 2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport (or SE, or Sahara, or Rubicon)

2003 - Year
Jeep - Maker
Wranger - Model
SE/Sahara/Rubicon - Package

If they can't figure it out after that information, go elsewhere.

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post #15 of 18 Old 06-02-2006, 08:27 AM
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I'd click TJ.

The difference that would make me pick that over Wrangler is like the above posts. Wranglers include YJs.

And YJ's have springs instead of coil's.

You never know if that'll screw up installing something. Such as a hitch.

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