my exhaust manifold is cracked and my cat is shot, unfortunately im not doin too hot financially so i have about $400 to replace these two items. any suggestions on a good set up i can purchase? oh, and what are the dimensions of the stock exhaust system. i have a 97 tj. thanks for the help
Can you find the spot were the manifold cracked? you can get that welded if it is a area they can. The cat just put a piece of pipe in there and use the clamps to put in. Get ya fixed for now for 100 bucks
check daveys jeeps out.. he has pretty much any part for jeeps available. hes a jeep only salvage yard
1997 TJ, 6cyl, 4' Skyjacker, Custom Bumpers Front and Rear , Rocker Rails, Magna Flow Muffler, Light Bar , Custom Intake, Optima Yellow Top ,33x12.5x15 Procomp X-Terrain, Alpine Type S Audio, 10' polk sub, Recaro Seats.
A solid cheap option for a cat back system and one that i currently run halfway across the country on a regular basis is a simple off road glasspack with custom tubing. The glasspack i have will run you about 50 bucks, yeah i know somebody is going to jump on me and say thats ridiculous but how many glasspacks do you know can bounce off a rock with nearly a scratch? And a decent shop can weld up the exhaust tubing for probably 100 maybe 150 and there is nothing better for performance than a glasspack, its straight through flow. Plus it sounds pretty sick, but not annoying.
i just went through the manifold thing with my XJ...
i pulled an updated Mopar exhaust manifold off of a ZJ in a local junkyard and got it for $20.
when replacing the manifold, make sure you get the one with the expansion joints on each outer tube. it looks like slinkys on each end tube. do NOT replace with the older style or you're just going to do the job again when it cracks on you.
98 XJ Sport
06 TJ X
07 XK Sport