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1987 Wrangler Yj Front Side Shot

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1988 Wrangler Laredo YJ
The YJ model line had its upmarket versions, as the CJ had. One of the more popular was the Laredo. An oddity of early YJ production was the retention of the carbureted 258ci Six through 1990. The YJ moved into its "Golden Era" in 1991 when the 4.0L H.O. engine was introduced along with the AX-15 manual transmission. Towards the end of its final production year, 1995, the front Dana 30 was upgraded with larger U-joints and, in that, the YJ attained the pinnacle of its development. Though YJs were sold in 1996, they were all built in 1995, after which the line was shut down to retool for the TJ.