So I took my 97 2.5L into the shop to see if I had a cracked exhaust manifold since my Jeep seems very loud and I'm not the best at identifying what "normal" sounds like. I was told there was a large leak right after the manifold. My jeep has 167k miles, and I'm sure this is all the original exhaust. Their recommendation is to replace from the manifold back. At least $900 estimated total.
I'm learning as much as I can about jeep repair. I've rebuilt my rear brakes, installed a budget boost with new shocks, and changed my front ujoints.
So my question is can I get something like this http://www.quadratec.com/products/51411_01.htm
or piece together the same parts and install on my own without having to weld anything?
Also any recommendations for parts? I'm looking for as quiet as possible; I know I'm not driving a race car. Besides I'd rather hear the sound of my tires on the road.
Thanks for any advice.