I owned a 94 XJ years ago and I miss that rig. I regret it going to the salvage yard as I sent it away with plenty of aftermarket parts on it...what a fool! Fast forward to 2007. Back from Iraq and needed a new Jeep in the driveway. The ex wife and I bought a 04 WJ Laredo, my current rig. The WJ has been flawless for reliability since 2007 until our divorce. After I moved out in 2012, the poor WJ saw no maintenance except for an oil change. By 2013, many parts started to show wear at 130k miles. I have dumped a lot of money into it and continue to move toward my goals with my rig. For now, I replace lots of parts that are just worn.
Today, I changed my first u-joint. Big deal, right? Well, I attempted this on my XJ and failed. I rounded off every bolt and gave up. I've learned so much along the way and now I have successfully removed my front driveshaft, inspected the rezeppa joint and changed the u-joint. I'm pretty damn happy and another new part on an already reliable vehicle. I'll add this experience to my book of knowledge pertaining to the WJ. Onward and upward as I continue to aim for a long arm lift kit.