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SSTJ

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Hi all,

Someone stop me if this already exists, but I haven't found it, so here we go. If I keep this updated well enough, it can be a place where we collect links of relevant threads, and also the names of other members who are in this same SE boat.

To get things going, here are the best resources I've found so far. Most appear to be written by @StG58 , so maybe this post is just in his honor ...



General, Reference Info:

The Love–Hate Relationship:


On Engine Mods:


On Engine Maintenance:


On Wheels and Tires:


On Gears and Transmissions::

On Suspension:


Some SE Build Threads:



Screenshots from Chris's Resource Sticky:

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... and for more (like transmissions), see here.




So, who else is in a Stock SE, and what other resources should we add?
 
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Great idea. I'll move this to the resources section. Keep adding to it, it's very helpful (y)
 

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My 99 SE gives me all the joy I need!
31's, 1" Body lift, H&R Springs and some heavy duty armor underneath.
Can't even hear the piston slap if I turn the radio up! :rolleyes:
 
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I loved my 2.4L. Ran 31s, no lift, No armor. My fifth gear was basically brand new. Lol
 

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Thought that would make them the “X”
I thought so too. Then someone here posted that in 2006 they offered a 4.0 in SE's as an option, and he was selling his.

 
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I thought so too. Then someone here posted that in 2006 they offered a 4.0 in SE's as an option, and he was selling his.


Wow, did not know that. But then, what would be the remaining difference between a 4.0 SE and a Sport?

I don't think I have the heart to make this thread inclusive of the 4.0 SEs. At least, that's just not what this thread is about.
 
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I had a '92 XJ with a 2.5 and towed an 18' bow rider with it. They aren't a horrible motor until people add huge tires and a lift to them.

Ha, yes, I towed a 20' Grady White with mine (pretty heavy for its size), but only short distances and low speeds.
 
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Ha, yes, I towed a 20' Grady White with mine (pretty heavy for its size), but only short distances and low speeds.

I'll admit, it wasn't all that fun. After we upgraded to a '94 Grand Cherokee with a 5.2 it was a much more pleasurable experience. Not to mention that the XJ was a 4x2 and GC a 4x4. The XJ made boat ramps fun. LOL
 

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Hi all,

Someone stop me if this already exists, but I haven't found it, so here we go. If I keep this updated well enough, it can be a place where we collect links of relevant threads, and also the names of other members who are in this same SE boat.

By "Stock SE", I mean that you're still driving the 2.5L or 2.4L engine (so this guy is out), and that you're running 31" tires or smaller (so you haven't re-geared), and that you have no more than a 1–1.5" lift (so your geometry is still stock). Other than that, I'd say anything goes.

To get things going, here are the best resources I've found so far. Most appear to be written by @StG58 , so maybe this post is just in his honor ...

Reference Info:

On Wheels and Tires:

The Love–Hate Relationship:

Some Stock SE Build Threads:

On Re-Gearing:
On Lifting:https://wranglertjforum.com/threads/lift-recommendations-for-4-cylinder.44860/

Screenshots from Chris's Resource Sticky:

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So, who else is in a Stock SE, and what other resources should we add?
Hey @SSTJ ! Some SE 2.4L TJs like mine (2004) have the NV1500 manual 5 speed transmission!