"Mad Love" 2000 TJ
To first understand "Mad Love", would be to understand my wife, Harley Quinn and the Jokers relationship, and her obsession with her Jeep. I am sure this thread will grow gradually indefinitely... Unless she gets bored of this TJ and gets a different Jeep, in which case it will grow still because one of our daughters will most likely end up with this Jeep..
I am coming to cope with the fact that Jeeps, are like marriage.. They never quit costing you money, and it is never finished no matter how much money you put into it...
This ordeal started this spring, when she asked for a Jeep. Being the guy I am, I went out and looked at several before buying her a '93 YJ. Of course, it ended up always seeming to need something, and she wanted just about EVERY upgrade imaginable!
2 months or so later, I found a '00 TJ, sitting on 9" of lift, 4.0, 5 speed, JKS suspension, 37x12.5R17 BFG, 17" alloy wheels, RE12000 winch, stereo, and so on. So again being the guy I am (and wanting the basket case YJ now named "Gump") I bought it for her.
It has since been both a joy to own, and the bane of my life! It has slowly, and surly been a slow process with a reduction in work hours, but is finally coming together..
The dealership told me I had to tow it home.. withing minutes I fixed the "it wont shift gears" issue it had, with help of the search button on this forum! Pulling the shift boot out of the housing where it was binding the shifter.
Day 2, I replaced front rotors, pads, radiator.
And again, after some help on this forum, corrected the steering geometry!