I believe member BRKLYNZ28 was making the seal that attaches to the roll bar. Send him a message and see if he still has any. I have seen some shock replacement bushings at the auto parts store in the “Fix It” section.
Welcome, good to have another Texas member. Be patient and you should be able to find a good 8 in Texas. Just have to move fast on the reasonable priced ones with good bones, they don’t last long. Too many dealers out there for the $ in a quick flip.
IMO be happy with the Wrngler, it will be much more reliable and comfortable to drive. A 40 year old 110 k mileage AMC Jeep is going to give problems over time. Anyone who says different is full of it. Save some money over time and purchase a second vehicle - Scrambler. That is a double win.
That is the best answer for reliability.
I have a factory oem replacement in the black renegade that’s taking a dump. Seems the replacements don’t last a long as the OEM units. Probably need to take my own advice and go DUI.