JE MotorWorks

JE MotorWorks is the most experienced Land Rover & Range Rover tuning and modifying specialist in the world. This core capability allows JE to offer performance enhancements for a wide range of classic and modern vehicles, improving performance in different ways and updating driveability for modern roads.

Much of our work is centred around Land Rover Defenders but the same techniques are applicable to Range Rovers and other Land Rovers, and cars made by Jaguar, Morgan, TVR, Westfield, Rover, Marcos and many others. Our expertise on the classic Rover V8 has been built up over 4 decades, and we have amassed capabilities with Jaguar V8, Ford and Roush V8, and several more engine types.

Resto-Mod – The art of restoring an older car and subtly improving and up-dating it for modern use. We can supply and fit modern petrol engines to older cars, together with modern 6 speed gearboxes, manual or electronic automatic. This can up-date and vastly improve the driveability of an older design, and also modernise the emissions figures, keeping a car viable in modern conditions.

For high performance we have conversions with over 600bhp and torque to match. Supercharged V8 engines give effortless acceleration from idle to the red line and refined, relaxed cruising on long journeys.

We also have improvements for brakes and chassis, so that modified cars will stop and handle as well as they go. With our services, you can future-proof a cherished car, keeping up with new developments while retaining the charm and character of earlier times.

 

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ZULU²

The JE Zulu is a combination of conversion packages which together make a remarkably fast, easy to drive, and relatively refined version of the Defender. The heart of the Zulu is the 460 bhp supercharged engine. This is based on the JLR 4.2 litre V8 which we build using a combination of Jaguar, Land Rover, and JE parts to make a superb 4.7 litre power unit with plenty of torque from idle speeds up to the 6,500 rpm limit. This is combined with an uprated 6-speed automatic gearbox and high-specification prop-shafts and axle shafts to smoothly and reliably transmit the power to the wheels. The package also includes 18” wheels and tyres, our excellent big brakes, and the improved ride and handling of the Supersport Suspension system. Many customers combine all this with luxurious interior trim and exciting paint and other exterior alterations. JE Motorworks can provide all these aspects as a one-stop shop for a complete enhanced conversion.

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Power and Performance

Engine: rebuilds, development, increased capacity, conversions from Diesel to petrol, injection (direct and indirect), supercharging, turbo, carburettors. Road, race, competition, emissions and legislation (future-proofing). JE have the know how and facilities (2 Dyno cells) to restore, repair, re-manufacture, enhance and modify your drive line.

Examples: Rover V8, Ford V8 (inc Roush), Ford EcoBoost, AJ V8 (Jaguar Land Rover), Tunes & Re-Map (even Chips), and more.

Applications: Land Rover, Range Rover, Jaguar, Morgan, TVR, MG, Westfield, Kit Car, and more.

Defender

ECU Re-Map Software Upgrade Stage 1 and Software Upgrade Stage 2

We have extensive experience in completely changing the way a Defender 2.2 TDCi, 2.4 TDCi and 2.5 TD5 performs. For instance, on a 2.2 TDCi, our basic Software Upgrade Stage 1 takes power from 122bhp to 160bhp, torque from 360Nm to 454Nm, and the Software Upgrade Stage 2  to 183bhp/486Nm.

Engine Conversions

Our 3.2 TDi5 conversion, available on post-1999 Defenders, involves installation of 3.2 in-line 5-cylinder Ford power unit featuring variable vane turbo, JE 3.2-specific intercooler and JE-designed ITG induction system, all controlled by a bespoke ECU. Output: Approx 228bhp at 3300rpm, torque 576Nm at 2300rpm, with 430Nm available at 1600rpm. Transmission is either heavy duty Ford 6-speed manual or JE-developed Ford 6-speed Tiptronic auto, with a JE-designed centre console and electronic gear lever; we recommend and install JE strengthened prop-shafts and big 6 pot calliper front brakes.

Our V8 conversations include Rover V8 4.5 (originally 3.5, 3.9 or 4.2), 4.8 or 5.0 litre (originally 4.0 or 4.6) engines, and, depending upon whether carburettors or fuel injection are specified on the Rover V8, a reliable 250-350bhp, and 400-450Nm, and for motorsport, we can exceed 400bhp. JLR and Roush V8 installations for the Defender take matters into an entirely different dimension with outputs of up to 650bhp and 800Nm.

Defender 2.3 EcoBoost GDiT, Gasoline Direct Injection Turbo

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Future proof your Defender. Current-day demands dictate that every vehicle range needs to have a model that pushes emissions and economy to the fore, even if that’s a relative concept when it comes to Defender. But a combination of JE know-how and engineering capability, and the availability of increasingly-impressive OE manufacturer powerplants, has led to our latest development for the Defender, JE’s Petrol 2.3 GDiT.
Based on the Ford Mustang 2.3 litre EcoBoost engine, our 2.3 Gasoline Direct Injection Turbo engine is very quiet and smooth, but gives a very responsive drive from 307 bhp and 432 Nm. Your Defender can be legally certified as a petrol vehicle, with excellent performance and good fuel economy. Manual or Auto gearbox available.

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Range Rover

We can make considerable improvements in the performance of your Range Rover. For instance, a Software Upgrade for a 3.0TD6 (2002-07) will take it from 173bhp to 218bhp, and 390Nm to 488Nm. Meanwhile, we can take a 2012-on 5.0 Supercharged petrol to 532bhp/646Nm from 510bhp/625Nm. Fundamentally, we can significantly enhance the performance of any Range Rover model, petrol or diesel.

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Range Rover Sport

Whatever we can do for a Range Rover, we can also do for a Range Rover Sport. That means considerable improvements in performance. For instance, a Software Upgrade for a 2.7 TDV6 (2005-10) will take it from 197bhp to 235bhp, and 3440Nm to 575Nm. Meanwhile, we can take a 2012-on 5.0 Supercharged petrol to 532bhp/646Nm from 510bhp/625Nm. Fundamentally, we can considerably enhance the performance of any Range Rover model, petrol or diesel.

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Discovery

The Discovery is about practicality and capability. Towing is an important consideration. Investing in a Software Upgrade for a Discovery 2 2.5 TD5 (2002-05) will take it from 135bhp/340Nm to 170bhp/375Nm. At the other end of the spectrum, we can take a Discovery 4 (2012+) from 255bhp/600Nm to 285bhp/715Nm. Meanwhile, with the Discovery Sport 2.2 SD4 we can move things on from 190bhp/420Nm to 233bhp/495Nm.

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Range Rover Classic

Such is the nature of the design of the Range Rover Classic that we are not restricted to the range of enhancements and tunes we can provide because it was not originally designed with sophisticated electronics. This means getting different components “talking” to one another via ECUs, which can otherwise be time-consuming, is less of an issue. Just about any V8 can be installed in a Classic.

Our V8 conversations include Rover V8 4.5 (originally 3.5, 3.9 or 4.2), 4.8 or 5.0 litre (originally 4.0 or 4.6) engines, and, depending upon whether carburettors or fuel injection are specified on the Rover V8, a reliable 250-350bhp, and 400-450Nm. JLR and Roush V8 installations take matters into an entirely different dimension with outputs of up to 650bhp and 800Nm. A range of gearboxes can be mated to the powerplants, including the JE-developed Ford 6-speed Tiptronic to the Rover V8. These are very much bespoke installations, and we would need to meet with you to discuss package and price.

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Evoque

The Evoque is about fun. For the 2.2 SD4 we can move things on from 190bhp/420Nm to 233bhp/495Nm. For the 2.0SI4 our Software Upgrade means 240bhp becomes 265bhp and 340 Nm ups to 380 Nm. The upgrade includes a JE developed performance ECU remap and to ensure maximum air flow we also include an ITG performance air filter element. Fantastic value giving your earlier spec Evoque current spec performance.

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Freelander

In many circles, Freelander is the new workhorse, a go-to vehicle for outdoors-types, country life, boating and equestrianism. More grunt, more offroad and towing capability. For the Freelander 2 2.2 SD4 we can move things on from 190bhp/420Nm to 233bhp/495Nm. On a 2006-14 2.2 TD4, our basic Tune takes power from 150bhp to 180bhp, torque from 420Nm to 455Nm.

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Gearbox

Transmission

Engine: rebuilds, development, increased capacity, conversions from Diesel to petrol, injection (direct and indirect), supercharging, turbo, carburettors. Road, race, competition, emissions and legislation (future-proofing). JE have the know how and facilities (2 Dyno cells) to restore, repair, re-manufacture, enhance and modify your drive line.

Examples: Rover V8, Ford V8 (inc Roush), Ford EcoBoost, AJ V8 (Jaguar Land Rover), Tunes & Re-Map (even Chips), and more.

Applications: Land Rover, Range Rover, Jaguar, Morgan, TVR, MG, Westfield, Kit Car, and more.

Defender

6 Speed Automatic Gearbox Conversion

We can design, build or adapt virtually any component that transfers or manages power or torque between flywheel and wheel hub. Two key, and typical, components are the JE-developed 6-speed Tiptronic auto gearbox for 2.4 and 2.2 Puma engined Defender, including electronic gear shift lever and trimmed cubby box housing. Additional applications are also available for other Land Rover models (including Range Rover Classic) P.O.A.

TD5 transfer box upgrade is available which reduces engine speed by 400rpm at 70mph. This is an exchange item.

We also design and build uprated propshafts and driveshafts, and adaptor kits to allow retention of original Land Rover 4×4 systems when installing upgraded gearboxes.

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Range Rover Classic

Working with Range Rover Classic restoration partners, we can bring the Range Rover Classic ownership and driving experience to almost modern-day standards. JE has developed a modern-day 6-speed Tiptronic auto conversion which completely changes the way gear changes are experienced, and power transferred from standard or enhanced Rover V8s to the road.

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Suspension & Braking

We make Defenders stop, ride and handle in a manner few would think possible. A Defender will never be a premium saloon in terms of road dynamics, but we have decades of experience changing driver and passenger expectation in environments as varied as race tracks and urban streets. That expertise translates into an ability to understand and address similar issues across a range of other vehicles.

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Suspension Kit

Designed to enhance the Defender’s behaviour on the road, JE’s Dynamic Suspension Kits employ our own lowering springs and anti-roll bars, alongside performance dampers from Fox Racing. Combined, these upgrades transform handling through greatly reduced body roll and much-improved damping, resulting in increased comfort. Our Defender 90 kit includes 30mm lowering springs front & rear which feature a softer spring rating to improve ride comfort, while our 110 kits feature lowered rear springs which help give the car a less nose-heavy look.

Our Performance Kit includes a set of Fox Performance Monotube Dampers valved to JE spec, JE Anti-Roll Bars Front & Rear, JE 30mm Lowering Spring (Rear only on Defender 110) and Fox Supersport Dampers featuring remote reservoirs on rear valved to JE spec.

It’s indicative of our understanding of Defenders that we know it is the smallest thing that can make the biggest difference to the Defender driving experience. How many of us have cursed the standard handbrake? We replace the awkward Defender handbrake with a conveniently mounted switch to help free up space in the driver’s footwell. It operates the factory fitted transmission handbrake at the press of a button.

While at the business end of the brake pedal the JE / AP Racing Big Brake kit -front – developed by our engineers, utilises AP Racing 6 piston callipers, 362mm grooved and vented discs and high performance brake pads for maximum stopping power.

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Range Rover

Range Rover suspension tweaks need to be the best. We consider the best to be the Startech Air Suspension Lowering Module fitted on both L322 models, 2002 – 2012, and L405 2013 on.

Range Rover is in a league of its own in terms of potential performance upgrades. We carefully match the brakes to the performance of the car, with options from AP Racing and Brembo. Once we’ve spoken to you about the spec of your Range Rover, we’ll be able to advise on what will work best for it – and you.

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Range Rover Sport

Range Rover Sport already has pretty sophisticated suspension. We give it a sportier character with a Startech Air Suspension Lowering Module, (L320, 2010 – 2013), TUV Approved. For post-2014 cars we also fit the Startech Air Suspension Lowering Module – L494 models.

Brembo is one of our favourites at JE; for the Range Rover Sport 2005-2014 we recommend a front brake upgrade kit, utilising Brembo callipers, discs and high performance brake pads for maximum stopping power and outstanding pedal feel.

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Discovery

Discovery isn’t a sports car, but it is a favourite for towing. Immense pulling power means a need for immense stopping power, hence our Brembo front brake upgrade kit with Brembo callipers, discs and high performance brake pads for maximum effectiveness and excellent pedal feel.

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Evoque

We help Evoque into hot-hatch tarritory with Startech lowering springs, dropping ride height by 30mm, helping reduce body roll and giving a sharper steering response. Made by Startech in Germany they are fully TUV approved and come with a comprehensive 3 year warranty.

Evoque is deceptively dynamic. The JE AP Racing Brake Kit, installed up front and developed by our in-house engineers, utilises AP Racing 6 piston callipers, 362mm grooved discs and high performance brake pads to ensure those dynamics are reined in when they need to be.

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Comfort & Safety

As a go-to engineering and development specialist with decades of experience in road and competition drivetrains, JE has amassed great human experience and made significant investment in advanced design and production equipment.

Defender

Electronic handbrake

Our familiarity with Defenders means we know it’s the smallest thing that can make the biggest difference to the Defender driving experience. How many of us have cursed the standard handbrake? We replace the awkward Defender handbrake with a conveniently mounted switch to help free up much needed space in the driver’s footwell. It operates the standard handbrake at the press of a button. Handbrake operation is integrated with the automatic gear box, if fitted, so that it automatically releases when driving away.

JE Vision Safety Kit

Much of a Defender’s design is based on basic function. Standard wiper systems front and rear are typical. This JE-designed kit provides an intermittent function for the rear wiper, which also wipes three times after washing, and a variable speed intermittent function for the front wipers, and replaces the standard Defender single front windscreen wash nozzle with two wide-angle washer jets fitted to bonnet.

Noise reduction

Defender 90 Stage 1 Noise Reduction

Stage 1 includes Noise Killer foam material applied to entire floor, seat box, transmission tunnel, rear wheel arches and rear side panels.

Defender 90 Stage 2 Noise Reduction

Stage 2 adds Dynamat panels placed strategically around the interior to reduce resonance in the thin metal panels. Dynaliner foam material is also added to the inside of the roof panels to reduce noise and help insulate the cabin. Soundproofing also applied to the bonnet.

Defender 110 Stage 1 Noise Reduction

Stage 1 includes Noise Killer foam material applied to entire floor, seat box, transmission tunnel, rear wheel arches and rear side panels.

Defender 110 Stage 2 Noise Reduction

Stage 2 adds Dynamat panels placed strategically around the interior to reduce resonance in the thin metal panels. Dynaliner foam material is also added to the inside of the roof panels to reduce noise and help insulate the cabin.

Transfer box upgrades

We don’t just suppress and manage noise, we also eliminate it at its source. The TD5 transfer box upgrade reduces engine speed by 400rpm at 70mph.

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Servicing

JE Motorworks  offer the full range of Land Rover servicing facilities. We are equipped with the genuine Land Rover diagnostic computer system ‘Testbook’, and many specialist tools, and we clearly have vast experience. Our pricing is normally below that of the authorised dealer network, but we do not fit the cheapest parts or skimp on detailed attention to your car, so this is not ‘bargain basement’ either. Please call us for a quote.

Contact us

JE enhances, tunes and upgrades a variety of Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, Marcos, Morgan, Range Rover Classic, TVR and Westfield vehicles, for road and motorsport, and provides consultancy and feasibility study to the automotive industry.

Contact us, specifying your vehicle, and we'll tell you how we can change what you might expect from your car.

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