First time Jeep owner and new the forum!
First of all, I just wanted to say hi and I look forward to one day learning enough to be a contributing member on here. For now, I'd like to start this endevour with some run of the mill noob-questions. (I know this is probably going to be a major re-post, but, as I just learned, this is a VAST forum and I honestly gave up on thumbing through search results for now).
I recently bought a '99 wrangler (obviously) for the girlfriend, TJ - I believe (I don't know the difference. It just matches pictures I saw on here
). A friend said I have the "towing package" - ??. Has 150,xxx miles, very little rust underneath, and only a few minor paint issues (a little oxidizing on the hardtop, slightly faded fender flares, etc.). Engine is very clean, and I had the dealer include an oil and tranny fluid change as part of the deal, so that's taken care of. It'll be used primarily as a DD, but of course with some mild off-road weekends
What are some things I should look for as far as known problems/general maintenance (jeep specific, I'm familiar with general vehicle maintenance)?
From what I gather, as a DD with off-road being secondary, 31's are about as big of tires as I want to go before 'major' modding needs to start, correct? (keeping in mind: mpg's, road noise, stability, wear-and-tear, etc)
Also looking for some good DIY's. I'm pretty handy (although, not a professional by any stretch, lol) so I'm not afraid of tackling new things. Is there a section on here that covers some stuff?
Next - good vendors. Are there sponors on here, or a place you all have had generally good business with? I also ask this as the budget I'm working with is very modest and although it would be nice to drop 2K here and there, it would be more of saving a few hundred bucks at a time. (keep in mind, the best deal I could find was this one for 6K, and decided I wanted it bad enough to pull the trigger, lol)
Any other advice/tips/tricks/etc anybody wants to offer, please feel free! I look forward to all of your responses, and I'll keep up my searching in the meantime