Look forward to reading, and seeing what all you do to it.
I was kind of bummed when I looked underneath and saw coils, but the more I think about it the better it will be for me financially. I remember my old 93 would just eat up any air suspension parts you'd feed it and keep asking for more.
I've got J-mod parts coming from Jason already; it shifts well but the 3-4 is way sluggish (it's been a while since I've driven a stock pre-99 trans!). I'm also going to retrofit some HIDs and possibly some vent tubes in for the low beams to keep from cooking the chrome off the headlights. The message center display panel is dead as well, but the previous owner has a new part on hand which comes with the car.
I'm not 100% decided on what I want to do about the stereo. It's the JBL system with a double din cassette head and a 10 disc changer in the trunk. The speakers pop lightly with the head unit on and pretty loudly with it off - I'm looking for a replacement amp on markviii.org. The previous owner's nephew got in there with some super glue and went at the volume and seek buttons with it... The volume button has since been freed, but I am thinking about getting a double to single din conversion kit and a head unit with a USB/aux port for my music. 10 CDs in the trunk is nice, but only would hold about 30% of my music in non-MP3 format. Not a high priority for me at the moment though, since I still have my old cassette to 1/8" TRS adapter.
I don't think this one will need ball joints, but it does need front endlinks (found some TRW closeouts on RockAuto for $10 a side!) and shocks.
Decidedly not perfect, but the fact that I don't need to mess with air ride or replace the entire front suspension was a major selling point. Combined with the lack of any rust or corrosion on the underside along with an immaculate interior and reasonable asking price... I was hooked.