I bought this 2004 Wrangler Sport for 8000 with 36000 on the speedometer at the end of 2011. I've put over 30000 since and I love it. I need a new top, it's dry rotted. Someone broke into it by cutting the plastic passenger window but it just can't keep up with highway speeds. When I was in high school (living on the farm literally) we would have just put a straight 6 in it and been done with it. I found a straight 6 with under 40k in a salvage yard and started calling around to find a shop that would do it, none would!
I just need to not drive it in 4th all the time to get to 70mph. I can still get it to 85mph but it won't cut it around Houston and that would be 1 1/2 hrs to work and back.
Everyone says the cold air intake will not do any good. so I'm thinking about trading it and a 1997 bmw roadster I have in on a new jeep wrangler but they don't have a total soft model. After the 22,500 for the basic package I'll have to change out the radio for a usb aftermarket one (or buy the model with it for 3000 more) The doors are coming off.
A local shop suggested that they could rework work the engine (oversized cams etc) for about 2.5g-5gs and that seems like a lot.
How about some suggestions.