I am new to this forum. As I am one of those guys that mostly just reads, this is the first time I'm posting so please forgive any breech of protocol.
I recently purchased a 2002 Jeep Wrangler TJ Sahara 4.0L
with 100,000 miles on it. This is my 3rd jeep, but first Wrangler. I Had a 76 Cherokee straight six that I just loved, then a 98 box Cherokee that was a great truck. This jeep only had one owner and was very, very well maintained, on top being off-road maybe only 4 or 5 times . The gentleman I purchased the jeep from had a wife and 5 daughters so he hid in the garage and spent all his time taking care of his jeep. The Wrangler is mostly stock, only the tires and rims were changed, all the fluids and filters have been changed regularly. There is almost zero rust, just a very small spot here and there on the under carriage and oil pan and none on the body. It is truly in unbelievable shape
. I know this because I looked at jeeps just about every weekend for a year before I purchased this one. I will drive it around town and on some of the trails through the woods in the New Jersey pine barrens. I live on the beach so it is not going to see much mud, brown dirt or high water, but would see sand. My question is considering the condition of the jeep, at 100,000 miles what should I spend money on for maintenance and upgrades. I have about 2 thousand I can spend on her and would want to spend it wisely. I've already look into things like cold air intakes and after my research, I feel items like this are very low on this list as far as upgrades, I think I would do the exhaust before I did a CAI and I wouldn't do the exhaust unless there is a problem. However, I am open and if there were a good argument I would consider it, everything is up for grabs. I would like to take care of maintenance items like timing chain, fuel injectors, U- joints, shocks, ect. ect. things like that first but also would like to do some cool upgrades also. At 100,000 miles I'm just not sure which one makes the most sense to do at this point. I don't want to just take it to the dealer as I don't want to pay for things that aren't necessary or I could do my self. I guess that brings up another question that is what is doable at home and what needs to be done at a shop. I am pretty good at working on stuff and have a good tool set. Thanks in advance for your input