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post #1 of 23 Old 12-23-2009, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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need your opinion/would you do it?

okay, i have a 2.5L and have been wanting to make the switch to the I6 for a while now... after doing some searching and wanting to spend as little as possible this is about the best option i have found (imo)... so if you had the opportunity would you do the following...

2000 wrangler se
2.5L 4 cyl
56K miles
outstanding condition
plus 3000 dollars

for

2003 wrangler sahara ed
4.0 6cyl
100K miles
outstanding condition

would you do it?

all opinions are welcome.

thanks for looking and happy holiday!

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post #2 of 23 Old 12-23-2009, 07:01 PM
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My question to you is, why do you want a I6? Is it truly a want, or a need (wheeling, towing, etc)
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post #3 of 23 Old 12-23-2009, 08:05 PM
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As an owner of a 2.5 and currently installing a 5.9l V8, I'd say the 4.0 is a need from a speed standpoint. I like being able to maintain highway speeds (70mph) and I know my 2.5 couldn't do it when going up any grade whatsoever.

I'd say it's worth the 3k

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mmm... a 2000 with 56K for a 3 year newer but DOUBLE the miles?

No, I wouldn't do that one.

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post #5 of 23 Old 12-23-2009, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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My question to you is, why do you want a I6? Is it truly a want, or a need (wheeling, towing, etc)
eh... a little of both...
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post #6 of 23 Old 12-23-2009, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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As an owner of a 2.5 and currently installing a 5.9l V8, I'd say the 4.0 is a need from a speed standpoint. I like being able to maintain highway speeds (70mph) and I know my 2.5 couldn't do it when going up any grade whatsoever.

I'd say it's worth the 3k
yep, my feelings exactly... the 2.5 is grossly underpowered especially in the hilly terrain of northeastern tn...
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post #7 of 23 Old 12-24-2009, 05:50 AM
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I think thats the way to go, if you want a 4.0, it's better to get a 4.0 powered jeep, than screw a round with trying to swap one into your jeep being that it's so new. If not the 03, another 4.0 jeep. The mileage is geeting up there, but it is 3 years newer and the 4.0 is known to run up to 300,000 mile with oil changes if not more. I would say do it. Once you get the 4.0 bug, you won't be satisfied with your 2.5, might as well swap and get it over with now so you can start the mods on the new jeep instead of wasting money on your current one.

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I think thats the way to go, if you want a 4.0, it's better to get a 4.0 powered jeep, than screw a round with trying to swap one into your jeep being that it's so new. If not the 03, another 4.0 jeep. The mileage is geeting up there, but it is 3 years newer and the 4.0 is known to run up to 300,000 mile with oil changes if not more. I would say do it. Once you get the 4.0 bug, you won't be satisfied with your 2.5, might as well swap and get it over with now so you can start the mods on the new jeep instead of wasting money on your current one.

i agree... i just hope we can work out a deal on monday!!
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I don't know what your budget is, but personally if I was going to upgrade, I'd find a TJ that has less miles on it and possibly even newer. At least if you haven't yet, do more shopping around before you settle.


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Why not just regear for more pedal response and save the extra money for building it up. I have a 99 2.5L and was thinking about selling to get a 4.0 but decided, why sell a paid off Jeep only to get a payment and not be able to build mine. I dont know if you have a payment or will have one, but just my $.02
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You should just re-gear.
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I don't know what your budget is, but personally if I was going to upgrade, I'd find a TJ that has less miles on it and possibly even newer. At least if you haven't yet, do more shopping around before you settle.
budget is pretty tight... i am about at my ceiling at 3k. he is offering me a really good amount for mine and selling his for a reasonable amount (imo).

i think that if i lived in a more densley populated area that i would be able to pull off a better deal as i regularly see better deals in ATL/CHI/BLT et cetera... unfortunately around here this is far and away the best deal i have found.

i figure if it is meant to be then it will work out monday, if not, then oh well...
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Why not just regear for more pedal response and save the extra money for building it up. I have a 99 2.5L and was thinking about selling to get a 4.0 but decided, why sell a paid off Jeep only to get a payment and not be able to build mine. I dont know if you have a payment or will have one, but just my $.02
Good Luck with whatever you decide.
thanks man, good advice and that is definitely something that i have been considering for a while now... the thing is, to regear it will cost me approx 1500 according to almost all the quotes i have gotten around here... for a little more then i can get ultimately what i want and likely not have to deal with regear for a good while until i go with much bigger tires.
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You should just re-gear.
considered that, but it too is expensive.
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post #15 of 23 Old 12-24-2009, 09:01 AM
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if i were you, id jump on it, maybe try to talk the cash down a bit since your jeep has very low mileage.

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