Originally Posted by Kaspar825
The jeep won't be offroad that much and when it is offroad it will mostly be for hunting and trail trips. No rocks or tons of mud. It needs to be good for the road mainly.
Forget the coils. Their primary usefulness is the greater amount of travel they will give you and that's most useful in the rocks where you will not be. Also, having a qualified shop do this will very likely be more money than you presently have in the Jeep. Suspension wise, I think all you will need to do is make sure the spring bushings are good or replace them and a good set of shocks. I'd probably go with a set of adjustables like the Rancho RS9000's.
Steering? Not bad stock. Again, just make sure it is all up to snuff.
What is the current engine/transmission and how much poop do you want? A 4.0 should be an easy swap, have decent torque, get good mileage, and live a long time. If it was mine, I'd probably not transplant an AMC V8 even if they are a near bolt-in just because I have never gotten anything close to decent mileage from one and that may be important for a DD. If I was going for something bigger than the 4.0 my choice would be a Chevy 5.3-with a NV4500 behind it.
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