Originally Posted by james_2k
also extra power is all fine, but wont make any difference when its broken down, 100% power loss right there.
keep the 4.
Ha, 100% power loss.
I'd keep the 6. It's a fantastic motor, rugged, reliable, last forever given even moderate care.
If it needs a tranny, get one, install, done.
I see plenty of V8 grands on the local CL... "Needs motor." "Motor junk." "Bad knock." And not really high miles, either.
For me the 4.0 selectrac WJ is the best platform for simplicity and reliability. I had an '03 and took it to 215K+, now in an '04 at less than 100K.
Just my opinion.
Good luck with your choice,