I'm a new owner of a 2000 4.0 TJ. I'm from Romania (that's in Europe) and, as the Wranglers are not so widely spread here, so is the people than know things about Wranglers (and how to repair them).
I will start with one question (I checked a little bit the forum and I hope I will not repeat other threads): does anybody knows anything about Crown replacement parts. Are they of any good (there are voices here, in my country, thay say they are not excellent). What about Duratrail? There is an importer in Romania that brings Crown, Duratrail and other brands, and there is, also, a German dealer that sells these brand (I presume that the Romanian dealer imports from the German one - the prices are slightly higher and they look very simillar as order of magnitude) - and for me is easier to import from Germany than from US.
I know that one of the best suppliers for Jeep parts is Quadratec, but the shipping is killing me. Besides that, I have to pay custom taxes (10% of the value of the parts plus shipping) and VAT (19% of the value including the custom). So, overall, they reach here at huge prices.
If anyone could help me with these informatons, I will be very happy.