In a bold nod to the cherished design legacy of the Jeep® Wrangler (YJ), our friend and renowned Jeep builder Greg Henderson (@unofficialuseonly) has ushered in a new era of homage and innovation. The iconic square headlights, once synonymous with the YJ lineage, have resurfaced in a spectacular adaptation for the latest Jeep Wrangler (JL) and Gladiator (JT) models.
This transformative journey began with the Gladiator Inlander, a masterpiece unveiled at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) by Steer Smarts in 2019. A fully capable 2020 Jeep Gladiator, the Inlander embodied the spirit of the YJ, boasting a YJ-style square headlight throwback grille, meticulously crafted decals inspired by the Wrangler Islander (YJ), and an array of enhancements, including a Magnuson supercharger and top-tier off-road enhancements.
Following the Inlander’s acclaim, 2021 marked another milestone as Greg Henderson elevated the bar by creating the “YJL” for Quadratec. Inspired by the 1989 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, the YJL blended the essence of vintage styling with modern performance. Crafted around a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Sport (JL) two-door, this masterpiece featured a bespoke grille with square headlights and a striking flat steel front bumper, rekindling nostalgia while embracing the advancements of the present.
The culmination of Greg’s artistry and demand from enthusiasts has led to the birth of an eagerly anticipated kit: the YJ-style grille and bumper for the Jeep Wrangler (JL) and Gladiator (JT). This meticulously engineered kit has been crafted, 3D scanned, and recreated digitally, ensuring a seamless installation process for enthusiasts eager to infuse their vehicles with a touch of YJ nostalgia.
Embodying the ethos of “OEM-Plus” engineering, the grille and bumper are meticulously constructed from OEM-grade materials, promising superior quality and durability. The kit encompasses the grille, installation hardware, headlight adapters, and an option to include the steel bumper, tailored to match the YJ’s signature style and functionality.
Now available for pre-order, enthusiasts can secure their piece of Jeep heritage with the YJ-style grille and bumper kit from Unofficial Use Only.
With the pre-order offering no-cost reservations, the final pricing will be based on demand. The grille kit with installation hardware and headlight adapters is expected to cost $ 650, while the complete package, including the grille, hardware, adapters, and steel bumper, is anticipated to cost $1,350.
To secure this transformative upgrade and pay homage to the iconic YJ design, enthusiasts can visit UnofficialUseOnly.com to place their pre-orders and become part of the legacy that seamlessly intertwines the past and present of these classic Jeeps.