07-25-2010, 08:40 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
New TJ Friday/ Needs work all stock suggestions welcome
So just picked up my TJ Friday. Got a sweet deal, but it needs some work.
all stock 1998 4.0 5 speed sport with 125k and some serious soccer mom abuse
Some of the main issues are;
Broken front sway bar end links
bad downstream o2
wrong gas cap? also throws this code
some dieseling on shut off
starts with a funny crank? maybe its a jeep thing? im used to my 350
frame rot where the side steps bolt on
rotted heater hose
To start my build I already removed the sway bar and hammered out the broken endlinks. Tomorrow I am dropping the skid plate to see the mess underneath. I also lopped off the sides of the front bumper with a sawzall because they were bent up.
I am considering doing a two inch spring and shock rough country lift off the bat and picking up disconnectible endlinks, and new steering stabilizer. I haven't built a jeep before, just been looking around a lot. I plan on getting most of my lift from either trimming or getting tube fenders and putting on the biggest tires i can.
Would like to really here any suggestions, But bear in mind I am looking to stay as budget minded as possible. Really need to get it running to my likeing before I throw money at it. Will post pics asap.