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post #1 of 23 Old 03-06-2013, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Should I buy another WJ?

Current: 2004 Laredo, 110k miles, I6, 4WD Selec-Trac, 2inch lift with OME shocks, Addco swaybar, KOR trackbar bushings, 255/70/17 Wrangler takeoffs

Possible buy: 2004 Columbia Edition, 87.5k miles, V8 HO, 4WD Quad-Trac, factory tow, stock everything

Would obviously swap lift stuff over to new Jeep and sell the I6 one. Now I would have a HO V8 with factory tow, lifted 2".

Probably cost me $1200 between selling mine and buying other.

Worth the trouble?

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post #2 of 23 Old 03-06-2013, 02:23 PM
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keep the I6
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post #3 of 23 Old 03-06-2013, 02:26 PM
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I don't see a huge advantage between getting the knew one or keep the one you have, unless you can get it for a ridonkulous price.

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post #4 of 23 Old 03-06-2013, 02:35 PM
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I think 1200$ and you get 20k less miles a v8 HO, Quadradrive and its a Columbia edition.... i know i would in a heartbeat

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Did I mention the V8 has fog lights? WOW. </sarc>
It's hard to get the mojo up knowing I have to do all the work (whine) and then get the old one sold.
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I think 1200$ and you get 20k less miles a v8 HO, Quadradrive and its a Columbia edition.... i know i would in a heartbeat
Id do it. Power on demand.
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post #7 of 23 Old 03-06-2013, 04:07 PM
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I would do it. Work? yes. Worth it? Totally.

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post #8 of 23 Old 03-06-2013, 04:33 PM
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Current: 2004 Laredo, 110k miles, I6, 4WD Selec-Trac, 2inch lift with OME shocks, Addco swaybar, KOR trackbar bushings, 255/70/17 Wrangler takeoffs

Possible buy: 2004 Columbia Edition, 87.5k miles, V8 HO, 4WD Quad-Trac, factory tow, stock everything

Would obviously swap lift stuff over to new Jeep and sell the I6 one. Now I would have a HO V8 with factory tow, lifted 2".

Probably cost me $1200 between selling mine and buying other.

Worth the trouble?
Take into consideration all the problems and things you fixes on your current wj vs getting another one and not knowing.what has been done to it.
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post #9 of 23 Old 03-06-2013, 05:46 PM
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Deff keep the 4.0 ive seen them go well over 250 k miles. It's a 12 valve straight six its indestructible
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post #10 of 23 Old 03-06-2013, 05:51 PM
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I would do it. Work? yes. Worth it? Totally.
agreed. I have both power plants in each of my Jeeps. There is no replacement for displacement. Period.

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post #11 of 23 Old 03-06-2013, 06:37 PM
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Deff keep the 4.0 ive seen them go well over 250 k miles. It's a 12 valve straight six its indestructible
Yes, it is arguable that the motor is better. But with proper maintenance the 4.7 is the same. PLUS way more power. And it a columbia edition with less miles. Again, its worth it no questions asked.

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post #12 of 23 Old 03-07-2013, 02:14 AM
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the 4.7 isn't the same with maintenance, the 4.0 with maintenance is even better still

also extra power is all fine, but wont make any difference when its broken down, 100% power loss right there.

keep the 4. if you have it running nicely, especially if its a dd.

also a big turbo is can be more than a replacement for displacement. never understood that saying.
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post #13 of 23 Old 03-07-2013, 02:22 AM
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keep them both and wheel the piss out of the 4.0 keep the 4.7 stock for a dd

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post #14 of 23 Old 03-07-2013, 05:01 AM
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I would do it. Work? yes. Worth it? Totally.
+1 As long as you can get the new one for a decent price, I'd definitely do it.


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the 4.7 isn't the same with maintenance, the 4.0 with maintenance is even better still

also extra power is all fine, but wont make any difference when its broken down, 100% power loss right there.

keep the 4. if you have it running nicely, especially if its a dd.

also a big turbo is can be more than a replacement for displacement. never understood that saying.
Big turbo on a 4.0? That's supposed to be more reliable than a stock 4.7? Not a chance. Not sure why you guys act like every 4.7L engine explodes on a weekly basis.

I have both engines and both have their quirks, but are also pretty damn reliable. Can't beat that V8 torque.

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post #15 of 23 Old 03-07-2013, 05:12 AM
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no I didn't mean a turbo on the 4.0 i just meant in general (with regards to the 'no replacement for displacement' mantra). but thinking about it, i would love a big turbo on it just for the laughs

im quite happy with the 4.0 performance, it goes as fast as i want it to, generally speaking if it was faster, the suspension and brakes would be the limiting factor around this area with the curvy roads etc.

only slight concession i would make is that i would only think the HO 4.7 would be worth it, far too marginal an upgrade to just the regular 4.7. when you consider all the new potential problems your new car could have. getting rid of a good runner for 35 more hp doesn't seem worth it. you cold get a few mods for the 4.0 to bring it up to 215 im sure. or stroke it for major power

4.7 also weighs a bit more which would slightly negate gains too.
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