Instead of spending a ton of money and time on building up my 01 Sport I figured it would be better in the long run to start with a Rubicon as a base for a moderate build. So I sold my sport and bought a 2005 Rubicon from a local dealer. All stock except for the rocker rails and it has a small body lift.
So far I'm very happy with my decision. There are so many big and small differences that make it a better jeep and you cant beat full dealer coverage for another 70,000 miles!
Here is my old 01: