I've had it for going on 4 years. It has 112,500 miles and came from Missouri...I live in NE Ohio. It isn't my DD and I try to keep it out of the salt, as much as I can. I get an oil spray every fall (around Thanksgiving; new hydraulic oil) for about $55.
I have thought of selling this TJ and my DD ('08 Civic SI) and buying a 2015 Wrangler but after seeing how expensive, too nice and big they are; I have decided to keep my TJ.
As you can see from the pictures, the frame has a little surface rust but not bad. I plan to remove as much of it as I can and then use Por15 on everything I can get a brush on. Are there any areas I should pay close attention to?
I am don't really want to get into a lift and what comes with it. I don't take her off road much and what I do, a lift isn't a necessity. I don't think any of the suspension parts have been replace by the PO and I was thinking of replacing springs and shocks. Any suggestions on a brand that will give me a decent ride? I have replaced steering stab, front track bar, radiator, water pump, thermo housing, belt and thats pretty much it. Changed coolant, trans oil and obviously engine oil.
Also, besides a lift, what would you do to this TJ? I've thought about bedline'ing the interior, getting new seats (or try to clean the original ones, including the roll bar padding), replacing the headlights and fog lights with something brighter, rims or maybe refinishing the current ones...ect