I'm thinking about the above options. Still runs good. Mileage is what you would expect and everything works. You can see the condition from my pic. No dents. No accidents and never abused. Original owner with 259k Limited with UC susp and tow package and maintenance regular. All replacement parts have been mopar OEM. No mods.
00 4.7 Laredo...KYB gas shocks, ADDCO rear sway bar and Firestone Destination tires.
08 Z71 Suburban
94 5.9 Laredo 6.5 RE lift with 35 Maxxis Bighorns
and 33 Bridgestone Duelers
Detroit and true trac
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Do you have the money to spend ? If you do, I'd get a 5.9 crate motor... 350-370 hp sounds mighty fine to me.. Altho you have a 5.2 with the 44re.. that crate motor would most likely eat your transmission alive.. Soooo If you cant afford a new motor and tranny plus cost to install.. Then I'd just drive off into the sunset if your Jeeps engine still runs really good
2013 6.2 V8 Camaro SS 9k miles
1998 5.9 V8 ZJ 180k miles
1998 4.0 I6 Laredo ZJ 227k miles
Have debated this myself being at 217000, and have yet to make a decision. I would like to do the rebuild and have ready option but space and the lack of a good machine shop in my area weighs heavy. The crate motor option has worries also in that you really don't know for sure just what was really done to it.
I agree with zj97ltd..why not source out a junk yard motor and start a rebuild process on it while you continue to use your current motor till it goes. This way you get to see just how many miles youll get but have the peace of mind knowing you have a back up fresh and ready to go.