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05-14-2010 12:35 PM
VolForce
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Originally Posted by s3nt3nc3d View Post
Anybody know what a ballpark labor cost would be to have a shop install one? I'm learning a lot about my Jeep....but not sure I wanna tackle that kind of job especially with basic hand tools. I think mine may be cracked...haven't checked for sure, but I'm hearing the classic ticking/hissing sound of a cracked manifold. Unless it's a lifter...lol
I had a local shop here do mine, parts and labor was $300 about 2 summers ago. I just didn't have time, killed me to pay someone to work on my rig.
05-14-2010 12:28 PM
IslandTJ
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Originally Posted by s3nt3nc3d View Post
You talking to me or the original poster?

If you're talking to me... 02 w/ 4.0...if you're not, then there's the info for whoever wants to answer my question above. lol
OP, need more info to properly advise...

OP please fill out your profile .
05-13-2010 10:28 PM
KawiTJ
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Originally Posted by banipal19 View Post
Get something like this (notice the expandable sections on the outer pipes) ... you can find a cheap one on ebay.
thats what i ment.. got mine from a jeep salvage yard
05-13-2010 09:43 PM
s3nt3nc3d
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Originally Posted by computeruser View Post
If you're into laughing, ask your dealer to price the parts and labor for an OEM replacement.
I work for the owner of a Chrysler dealership so I'd get a good deal

...but the local shops are still usually cheaper even with employee pricing. Even the dealerships get raped on the prices of certain OEM parts.
05-13-2010 09:34 PM
computeruser I put a JBA header in when my rear half-manifold cracked. I think I had $240 in labor at the friendly local shop. It's extremely straight-forward to swap, assuming the bolts into the head don't break off. I've got two years on the header now, and so far so good.

If you're into laughing, ask your dealer to price the parts and labor for an OEM replacement.
05-13-2010 09:33 PM
s3nt3nc3d You talking to me or the original poster?

If you're talking to me... 02 w/ 4.0...if you're not, then there's the info for whoever wants to answer my question above. lol
05-13-2010 09:28 PM
IslandTJ What year and engine on your Jeep?
05-13-2010 09:21 PM
s3nt3nc3d Anybody know what a ballpark labor cost would be to have a shop install one? I'm learning a lot about my Jeep....but not sure I wanna tackle that kind of job especially with basic hand tools. I think mine may be cracked...haven't checked for sure, but I'm hearing the classic ticking/hissing sound of a cracked manifold. Unless it's a lifter...lol
05-13-2010 09:17 PM
Indy Get something like this (notice the expandable sections on the outer pipes) ... you can find a cheap one on ebay.
05-13-2010 09:07 PM
doclouie Yea that was a burn for sure. I am interested in a comment from both Jeep men & women. Ha ha.
05-13-2010 08:39 PM
s3nt3nc3d
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Originally Posted by tiny terror View Post
I would have had some advice, but I'm not a jeep man.

Ooooh BURN! (accidentally clicked this instead of the ROFL smiley...but it fit better anyway...haha)
05-13-2010 08:23 PM
KawiTJ
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Originally Posted by tiny terror View Post
I would have had some advice, but I'm not a jeep man.
he shouldn't have said that
05-13-2010 08:18 PM
tiny terror I would have had some advice, but I'm not a jeep man.
05-13-2010 08:14 PM
KawiTJ i got mine off of an xj (same ones) and it has the two piece, almost looks like a flexible pipe where the 3 go into one and the other three go into one. I havn't had any issue with it. I think i paid under 100 at the junk yard
05-13-2010 07:33 PM
s3nt3nc3d Sell the wife to the highest bidder and buy whatever manifold/header you want...lol

Seriously though...I'd go with a 2-piece replacement I believe...I hear the older TJ's have one piece manifolds which don't flex and instead just crack whereas the newer ones have a 2-piece manifold that flexes when it gets hot instead of cracks. Not positive on that info, but I think that's what I read...
05-13-2010 07:20 PM
HiTest
Cracked Manifold

Jeep Men,
Should I get a new manifold or a header and what kind should a man use on a budget I have a family you know a wife too.

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