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XJ Stock Specifications

1985-1987 2.1 L Renault turbodiesel I4 (initially sold in U.S. and until 1993 in Europe)
1987-1990 4.0 L AMC I6, 173 hp (129 kW) with Renix fuel injection system
1991-1996 4.0 L AMC "High Output" I6, 190 hp (142 kW) with Chrysler fuel injection system
1994-1996 2.5 L VM Motori turbodiesel I4 (sold in Europe and South America)

Base - 1984-1993
SE - 1994-2000
Wagoneer - 1984-1990
Briarwood - 1991-1992
Pioneer - -1990
Pioneer Olympic 1984Edition - 1988
Chief - 1984-1990
Sport - 1988-2001
Country - 1993-1997
Classic - 1996, 1998-2000
Limited - 1987-1992, 1998-2001
Laredo - 1985-1992
Freedom - 2000
60th Anniversary - 2001

1984 1987 : Aisin-Warner AX4 4-speed manual, used with 2.5 L I4 only.
1987 Mid-1989 : Peugeot BA-10/5 5-speed manual used with 4.0 L I6.
1984 2000 : Aisin-Warner AX5 5-speed manual, used with 2.5 L I4 and 2.8 L V6.
Late-1989 1999 : Aisin-Warner AX15 5-speed manual, used with 4.0 L I6.
1987 - 2001 AW4 - 4 speed automatic with lockup torque converter, electronically controlled - manufactured by Aisin-Warner - used from '87-'01 ('87-'91 models include a Power/Comfort switch that adjusts the shift points and the torque converter lockup)
2000 2001 : New Venture Gear NV3550 5-speed manual, used with 4.0 L I6.

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2wd Two Wheel Drive.
4FT Four Wheel Drive, Full Time.
4LO Four Wheel Drive Low.
4PT Four Wheel Drive, Part Time.
4wd Four Wheel Drive.
AAL Add A Leaf.
ABS Anti-lock Brake System.
AC or A/C Air Conditioning.
ACC Accessory.
ACM Airbag Control Module.
AECM Airbag Electonic Control Module.
AEV American Expedition Vehicles. A vehicle modification/conversion shop, located in Montana.
AMC American Motor Corporation. Owners of the Jeep brand from 1970-87.
ASDM Airbag System Diagnostic Module.
AT (A/T) All Terrain tire.
ATC Automatic Temperature Control
ATF Automatic Transmission Fluid.
AtoZ A to Z Fabrication. Aftermarket Fabrication.
AVG ECO Average Fuel Economy.
AW4 Automatic Transmission used on the XJ since 1987.
AWD All Wheel Drive.
AX15 5 speed manual stick in a pre-99 6 cylinder TJ.
AX5 5 speed manual stick in a pre-99 4 cylinder TJ.
BB Budget Boost (small, 2" lift).
BBC Big Block Chevy
BBF Big Block Ford
BCM Body Control Module.
BFH Big F-ing Hammer.
BL Body Lift. Spacers between the frame and body/tub of a vehicle.
BPE Bar Pin Eliminators.
BS Backspacing. Wheel hub location in relation to outside edge of rim.
BTT Back To Top.
BTW By The Way.
C-101 Jeepster/ Commando 1967-1973. Part Jeep CJ and part Jeep Wagoneer.
CAB Controller, Antilock Brake.
CAL Calibration.
CAT Catayltic Converter.
CB Citizen Band Radio.
CCD Chrysler Collision Detection (vehicle communications bus).
CCV Crank Case Ventilation.
CEL Check Engine Light.
CG or COG Center of Gravity.
CJ Jeep models 1944-1986.
CMTC Compass/Mini-Trip Computer (module)
COG Center Of Gravity.
CPS Crank Position Sensor.
CV Constant Velocity Joint.
CVT2/CVT3 Continuously Variable Transmission
D30 Dana 30 axle.
D35 Dana 35 axle.
D35C Dana 35 axle with C clips. The 'C' stands for custom. They are custom because they are shipped incomplete from the Dana factory to Chrysler. Final assembly was done by Chrysler.
D44 Dana 44 axle.
D44a Dana 44 axle with an aluminum housing
D60 Dana 60 axle.
DAB Driver Airbag
DC DaimlerChrysler. Owners of the Jeep brand since 1998.
DD Daily Driver.
DDM Driver Door Module
DLC Data Link Connector (same as EDC)
DOHC Dual (or double) OverHead Cams.
DOM Drawn over Mandrel
DOT Department of Transportation
DRB Digital Readout Box
DRL Daytime Running Lights.
DPA Dropped Pitman Arm
DW Death Wobble. Violent shaking of the vehicle. (same as DS)
ECO Intantaneous Fuel Economy
ECU Engine Control Unit (same as ECM)
ECM Engine Control Module (same as ECU)
EDC Engine Diagnostic Connector (same as DLC)
EGR Exhaust Gas Recirculation
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
ESP Electronic Stability Program
ET Elapsed Time
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions.
FC Forward Control Trucks 1957 - 1966
FIPK Fuel Injection Performance Kit. Sold by K&N.
FSJ Full Size Jeep (SJ's and J-trucks).
FSM Factory Service Manual.
FWD Front Wheel Drive
GC Grand Cherokee
HCU Hydraulic Control Unit
HD Heavy Duty
HID High Intensity Discharge. A lighting system that produces an intense, white light.
HO High Output
HP High Pinion
HTH Hope this helps, happy to help.
HU Head Unit. The main part of your stereo system.
HVAC Heater, Ventilation, Air Conditioning system.
I4 Inline four cylinder engine.
I6 Inline six cylinder engine.
IAC Idler Air Control Valve
ID or I/D Inside Diameter
IFS Independant Front Suspension.
IOD Ignition Off-Draw
IR Ingersoll Rand. Air tool manufacturer
IRS Independant Rear Suspension.
KJ Jeep KJ Liberty models from 2002+ (Cherokee in Europe).
LA Long Arm. Refers to length of control arms.
LCA Lower Control Arms. (same as LSA)
LED Light-Emitting Diode.
LJ Unofficial (?) letter code for the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2 door 2004+.
LOM Lamp Outtage Monitor.
LR Left Rear.
LSD Limited Slip Differential.
LWB Long Wheel Base.
MAP Manifold Absolute Pressure sensor.
MET Metric.
MIC Mechanical Instrument Cluster.
MJ Jeep MJ Comanche, Compact Pickup models from 1986-92.
MML Motor Mount Lift.
MPI Multi-Port Fuel Injection.
MSTM Memory Seat Module.
MT (M/T) Mud Terrain tire.
NP231 Command-Trac Transfer Case (2HI - 4HI - N - 4LO).
NP242 Selec_Trac Transfer Case (2HI - 4PT - 4FT - N - 4LO).
NP249 Quadra-Trac Transfer Case (4 All Time - N - 4LO).
NV New Venture (same as NP).
NV247 Quadra-Trac II Transfer Case.
NV3550 5 speed manual stick in a post-99 6 cylinder TJ.
NWS Not Work Safe (this thread might get you fired at work)
O2 Oxygen (usually in reference to an oxygen sensor).
OBA On Board Air. A system of a tank and/or air compressor located on a vehicle.
OBD, OBDI First generation of On Board Diagnostics.
OBDII Second generation of On Board Diagnostics (1996+).
OBW On-Board Welder.
OD or O/D Outside Diameter.
ODO Odometer.
OHV Off Highway Vehicle
OEM Original Equiptment Manufacturer.
OME Old Man Emu. Aftermarket Manufacturer.
ORV Off Road Vehicle.
OTN Over The Knuckle
PAB Passenger Airbag.
PB PB Blaster. A penetrating liquid.
PCM Powertrain Control Module.
PDC Power Distribution Center.
PDM Passenger Door Module.
POS Piece Of ****.
PS or P/S Power Steering.
PSI Pounds per Square Inch (of pressure).
PSF Pounds per Square Foot.
PRNDL Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive, Low.
PRNODL Park, Reverse, Neutral, Overdrive, Drive, Low.
PTC Positive Temperature Coefficient.
PTO Power Take Off.
QD Quick Disconnect. Installed on the anti-sway bar.
RC Reverse Cut.
RD Right Door.
RE Rubicon Express. Aftermarket manufacturer.
RFI Radio Frequesncy Interference.
RHD Right Hand Drive.
RK Rock Krawler. An aftermarket suspension company.
RKE Remote Keyless Entry.
RPM Revolutions Per Minute.
RR Right Rear.
RTI Ramp Travel Index.
RTV Room Temperature Vulcanizing. A product that is used to form gaskets.
SAE Standard American Equivalent. You know, tools that aren't metric.
SAS Solid Axle Swap. Swapping in a solid front axle to replace IFS.
SBC Small Block Chevy
SBF Small Block Ford
SE Jeep's basic trim package.
SEMA Specialy Equipment Market Association.
SF Superflex. A lift option for Rubicon Express lift kits.
SFA Solid Front Axle.
SJ Jeep Grand Wagoneers, Trucks from 1963-92.
SOA Spring Over Axle.
Soft 8's One of Cragar Steel Wheel designs
SOHC Single OverHead Cam.
SRS Suplimentary Restraint System. (AKA airbags)
SUA Spring Under Axle.
SWB Short Wheel Base.
SWR Standing Wave Ratio.
SYE Slip Yoke Eliminator. Installed on transfer case to decrease driveline angles.
TB Throttle Body.
TBI Throttle Body Injection.
TBS Throttle Body Spacer.
TBT Toys by Troy. Aftermarket Manufacturer.
TC Transfer Case.
TCM Transmisison Control Module.
TJ Jeep TJ Wrangler models from 1997-05.
TJL, TJ-L Unofficial letter codes for Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2004+.
TPS Throttle Position Sensor.
TRE Tie Rod End.
TSB Technical Service Bulliten.
UCA Upper Control Arms. (same as USA).
UJ Universal Joint.
US/M U.S. to Metric [button].
VC Viscous Coupler.
VF Vaccum Flourescent Display.
VIC Vehicle Information Center.
VIN Vehicle Identification Number.
VSS Vehicle Speed Sensor.
VTSS Vehicle Theft Security System.
WJ Jeep WJ Grand Cherokee models from 1999-04.
WD-40 Water Displacement, Formula 40. A common oil used to do pretty much anything.
WK Jeep WK Grand Cherokee models from 2005+.
WMS Wheel Mounting Surface.
WOT Wide Open Throttle.
WTF What The F-.
XJ Jeep XJ Cherokee and Wagoneers from 1984-2001.
X Jeep Wrangler Trim/Option Package.
YJ Jeep YJ Wrangler models from 1987-95.
ZJ Jeep ZJ Grand Cherokee models from 1993-98.

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This Link has a tremendous amount of information on DIY

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okcjeeper found this link. More for cross referencing compatible rims for your jeep then anything else.

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