update.... engine prices have gone up... 3CT cost 40K plus now
i hav been through the whole process
Go for a CJ7... has a bit more space... install a prado dash with ac/heater evrything.
go for a 2LT with complete prado gear, t case and differentials.
go for a 3CT with rocky setup
im a not fan of 1KZ in any jeep that is meant for any offroad use... keep the jeep simple... no techies
step 1.. find a jeep frame and body... frame has to be good... body can be easily repaired.