Mine has a 4.0L and a little bit shy of 220000mi. I drive it about 25-30k a year as my dd and can't complain about the 20-21mpg I get every tank. Only things its ever needed are trans soleniod and pressure sensor, H2O pump, and radiator. I am looking to fix it up a bit as it has the battle scars of a 16 year old dd. I have a Niner hood for it but no vents yet. Looking to pick up a Niner grill too and I will be painting the sun-faded plastic.
I own a 2wd ZJ it's my dd also I love it though as much as people say 2wd jeeps aren't "real jeeps" it's doesn't matter to me it's easy to modify and it's awesome for road trips also I live in Florida so no snow mountains or hills so I get pretty good mpg and for the times I go off road very few times but when I do she has never let me down and I can still tow stuff
Just got a 98 2wd ZJ with a 4.0L. It was sitting across the street from my house for over a year and never moved. Then a few weeks ago the lady started moving so I ran over and asked about it. All she would tell me is that the left rear tire blew out and the next day it wouldn't start. The tread seperated and whacked the crap out of the rear bumper and side cladding.
Put a new battery in along with cable ends and it fired right up (for a minute) then stalled. Did this several times until I swapped the fuel pump relay with the horn relay and then it ran for over an hour. Still need to clean all the grounds on the side of the engine (brilliant placement under the leaky valve cover).
Future plans are to convert it to 4WD. There are a bunch of both 2wd/4wd ZJ's on Craigs List that are being parted out.
Yeh I got blown front ds's on both of mine, so 2wd niner?
1996 ZJ Green Laredo V8, 2.5" OME and Bilsteins, 33's, Holes drilled in the roof.
1984 F250, 460 BB, T19, work truck/future tow pig
1987 Mercedes 300D Turbo, the diesel daily, 30mpg in style
Originally Posted by Texas ZJ1
I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.