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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009
    Katy, Texas

    Icon13 Another Cracked Exhaust manifold

    I purchased a Dorman exhaust manifold from Amazon back in Feb of 2017.

    I have not inspected it, but I hear the sounds of a cracked header, again.

    I have the Brown Dog motor mounts.

    I've read that ALL exhaust manifolds crack, even the 400 ones. I'd rather crack a 100 personally.

    If engine movement is cracking the manifold (all of mine have been cracked at or near the collector) I was thinking about doing this.

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    Has anyone had luck with an exhaust manifold NOT cracking for a few years at a time?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Kemah Tx.

    Default Re: Another Cracked Exhaust manifold

    I don't know if there is any difference between a XJ and a TJ 4.0 manifold but mine is still original (97)
    91 Cherokee RC 4.5 long arm lift ECTED locker in the front Lock Rite locker in the rear Warn front and rear bumpers with 8000lb Warn winch sliders Skyjacker shocks and disconects exterior paint orange/black Rinoline. Roof rack with KC lights. SADLY GONE BUT WON'T BE FORGETEN But hay there is still a XJ in the family

    97 TJ 6" Super Lift lift 2" body lift 37x13.5 tires front and rear OX lockers full roll cage custom made f/r bumpers and sliders made by AAE Customs 8000# Ramsey winch with Kevlar rope and a sound system that can make you ears bleed

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2013

    Default Re: Another Cracked Exhaust manifold

    My XJ still has the original exhaust manifold and no signs of cracking whatsoever.

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    Edmond, OK

    Default Re: Another Cracked Exhaust manifold

    3 XJs.... 3 cracked manifolds.
    1993 2 door 4x4 4.0 5 speed
    1997 4 door 4x2 4.0 auto RIP 6/6/2016
    2000 4 door 4x2 4.0 auto

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