As long as you take good care of your Jeep it will last forever. You're going to have to replace certain things as your Jeep gets older cause they just get worn out. But other than that.....Its all up to how you take care it. Simple as that.
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Mine has 10,000 miles on it, but my dad's 1994 YJ has 105,000 miles on it. It has the same exact engine as both you and I have and runs perfectly. Regular maintenance and it keeps going and going. Drive it all you want, expect it to go well over 200,000 miles.
Silver Metallic finish with black dual tops - Dana 44 Rear 2.25" Suspension Lift with Old Man Emu Shocks Performance Accessories 1" Body Lift Daystar 1" Motor Mount Lift Spidertrax 1.25" Wheel Spacers - 32"x11.5" MT/R Tires
My 98' SE has 117,000 miles and stil purrs like a kitten.
Change the oil every 3,000 and change the fluids in the TC, Transmission and axles regularly, change the air filter when it looks dirty, grease it regularly and you could push 250,000 easily.
Now things like radiators, brakes pads/shoes, alternators, starters, axles seals, etc will need to be replaced from time to time but the cost of those things are relativley small compared to a new vehicle payment. My Jeep has had none of those things replaced with the exception of the brakes so get into that Jeep and drive it!
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jeeps will last a long long time, usually they rust out from underneath you for those in snowy...we put salt on the road areas.
I personally know of 4 people that have logged over 300,000 miles on the 4.0 engine. Give the regular oil changes, and keep your coolant clean. There are only a handful of engines with a track record comparable to the 4.0.
I have a 97 TJ 4.0 sport I bought new and it now has 209,000 miles on it and still runs as good as the day I got it.It is my DD!!
I,ve changed oil every 3000 mi. and replaced an oxegen sensor and rebuilt one fuel pump. Outside of brakes and tires thats it.
OH, and the upgrades of course! ( just empty every pocket )
Drive that baby!
I'm just sad they're not making the 4.0L any longer.They're like the energizer bunny= they just keep on going and going and going!!!!!!!!!!
Happy trails and God bless
My jeep is a 97 2.5L and I have 178000 on it and it is still running strong. You just have to take care of it and change the oil on it when it needs to be done, as long as you do that the engine will stay strong.
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I have almost 200,000 miles on my 97 Sport, and it still runs great. I keep it maintained, use synthetic fluids, and fix everything ASAP. I'll rebuild this motor when it starts to go bad, but who knows when that'll be.
In the last 100,000 miles, I've replaced:
Front brakes pads x2
Front brake rotors
Rear brake shoes
Donut gasket x2
Sway bar bushings
Installed a 4" lift, (springs, shocks, track bars, lower control arms)
And the usual plugs, wires, dist. cap, rotor, wiper blades, belt, hoses, etc.
Nothing real big so far. It's hard not to love this vehicle and the super engine they put in it. As such, I plan on doing whatever I have to do to keep it running until I die.
Take a quick look at the Jeep aftermarket ... you can buy frames, body's, crate engines, every little piece in between. You could practically *build* one from scratch if you wanted to (nearly did with frame up a CJ5 restorastion i did many moons ago w/fiberglass body, etc). It'll last as long as you want it to last. Enjoy it
[b]Previously owned: 2001 TJ Sport [/b]