Picked her up last week, an '04 Sport 4.0l 5spd with 110k on the clock. Broke her in with a 520 mile trip this weekend haha. Aside from the abysmal gas mileage she ran like a champ.
I've got a couple of things I want to take care of in the short term, as well as some longer term goals. I need to get a new windshield for inspection, nice crack right through the driver's view. Safelite near me wants $275! I'm checking if my insurance covers it, otherwise might do it myself. I want to do a full tune up, what all should I check/replace? I was going to do plugs, oil, probably air and fuel filters, maybe trans and diff fluids? What's the recommended interval on those guys? A/c fan only works on high, so need to replace the resistor for that guy. Other than that, unless inspection turns up any problems, that should do it for safety and reliability. Is there a recommended service manual, or will just a cheapy cover it? I know with Volkswagens, Bentley's were the bible. And what online stores are reputable for jeep parts?
After that's taken care of, I'm replacing the stereo. Have my system started on crutchfield with a digital media receiver in the dash, polk 5.25 up front and 6.5 overhead. Probably going to get a 4x100ish amp for the speakers. Eventually add an amp/sub, maybe see what I can find on Craigslist. Don't need earth rattling, just want something decent for when the tops off. Probably at the same time as the stereo I'll switch dash lights to led, probably blue, and maybe the footwells and soundbar lights too. Might do led's on a separate switch so if I need actual light I still have it for those two spots.
One other thing I'd line to take care of cleaning the while beast. When I swapped the hard top for the soft top, the soft top is ridiculously dirty. What's the best method and cleaners for that guy?
Farther down the line, maybe this winter (Christmas presents for myself?) I want to add an sye, 1" body lift, and probably different/more skid plates. Right now she has running boards, I don't know if I should just take them off or wait until I smash them to replace with rock sliders.
I'm just on my phone right now, but when I get a chance I'll throw up some pictures. 2" lift, 32" tires, blue sport. Frame is really clean. She spent a good chunk of her life in Virginia. Glad I spent a little more instead of buying the rust bucket I looked at about a month ago.
I'm searching through old threads, but if you guys have any answers/suggestions I'm all ears. Thanks!