...and a preemptive Mahalo(thank you) to all the senior members/people with more experience than myself..which is pretty much everyone and much thanks to the mods/admins for what looks like a really great forum!
Part of why I decided to get my first Jeep: Our roads here on Oahu are horrible to say the least and only getting worse with no indication that it will get any better in at least the next 10 years. It has gotten so bad that I could not drive my former car around and it was basically sitting around in the garage for the past 2 years. This is my first SUV/non-sports car and while I do miss the acceleration/cornering and manueverability of low CG cars, I LOVE the freedom of driving over any road without fear/concern. I also look forward to once again being able to do my own oil changes and hopefully other upgrades myself.
I'm a bit overwhelmed with all the options available but am attempting to RTFF as much as I can before making mods/upgrades to what is a pretty basic 2012 Wrangler Unlimited Sport.