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Old 02-29-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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I have a 2000 2.5ltr wrangler, it's motor was blown a month ago, and has been sitting in my driveway, the mechanic at our local shop didn't really give me a definite answer on what exactly it was, a couple of my buddies said it was a valve tick, and had something to do with the head gasket b/c there was a constant ticking that went in rhythm with my acceleration. Anyway, I live in Pittsburgh, and this 4 cyl just wasn't doing much for me. I can't get up a damn hill at the damn speed limit. I leave for basic training in July for the Army and would like to get it going before I leave, I really want to put an inline 6 in it, I asked one shop, the guy said he wouldn't even touch it in terms of putting a 6 in it. He and another shop said they would put in a 4 for the same price, $3500. I'm willing to put in a decent amount of money here because the body of my jeep itself is worth more than most running jeeps that are its age. When I come home, I'll probably be going to school out in San Diego, so I just want to have a nice Jeep for when I go. Any estimates on how much it would cost to get a 6 in there? And also, does anyone know some nice, not too expensive but good sounding exhausts I can get on it?
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Yikes,, from what I understand of your drivetrain, putting a I6 in it is very impractical if not impossible,, depending on how deep your pockets are.. Your current driveline just wouldn't hold up to the six, let alone all the other electrical stuff that just doesn't match up.. and no one makes any conversion kits for the swap..I gave up on the idea back in 2002, sold my 98 four popper, and bought a new rubi in 2004,, if you're really set on keeping it, it is much more practical to swap in a Chevy small block, but you'd still need a beefier transmission.. Check out Novak Conversions for more info..
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