You could also hit up the junk yard or pick a part and look for some factory skid plates. I found a gas tank and front skid for $36, plus there were quite a few with transfer case skids, but I already have one. You could also get a rear factory hitch for a tow point, or some XJ's came from the factory with a rear tow hook bracket (I only saw one out of about 15 with one of these) in the back and look for front tow hooks off a cherokee. It's worth looking for because these are parts that would cost a lot new, are very helpful offroad, and that you can save a boat load of money on by getting used pieces. WHile you're at the junk yard, look for a dana 44. There are out there. That would be better than the 8.25 and easier to install than a 8.8.
You lift sounds good for 33's (you will need to do some trimming), but you will need to budget in for a SYE if you are going to 4.5". I have the same lift you are looking at with 32's A/T. I had bad vibes and some minor yoke binding at the TC when I would put my brakes on hard. I got the SYE from PORC (performance offroad center) and used a front DS in the rear. That can save you some money too over a tom woods shaft. You total would be about $250 rather than $500.
It's always a good idea to check the for sale forum on here or look for a local jeep club in your area. I found a nice used winch bumper for $275 and there are parts for XJ's in my club frequently (usually not whole lifts, but at least spring packs and leaf packs).
You have plenty of options, just get out there and look if you have the time.
'00 TJ Sahara (RC 4" LA kit)
'06 Grand Cherokee Limited
'07 Ram 1500 quad cab
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