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?
Thanks a lot guys.