Just replacing the shocks right now is a better option in my opinion.
A lift involves all the suspension components, not just the shocks. A basic 2 inch "budget" lift can cost as little as $200 for spacers and an add-a-leaf or shackles. A good quality lift (3") can run up to $500. A great lift (3.5" to 4.5") can cost upwards of $1200...just for parts...because then you'll need more parts.
If your shocks are "completely rusted off" you have bigger issues to tend to. Take a good look at your Jeep's underbelly. Do some more research on lifts...look at the "sticky" on Lift Set ups at the top of the page. A mechanic will charge you alot to install a lift so choose wisely. Some guys start by lifting 2-3" and then lift it again...and maybe again. It's best to know all the possibilities, figure out what you want out of the Jeep and do it once, do it right.
My opinion only.
1990 XJ Laredo - White & Chrome
1988 MJ Pioneer - Metallic Green and Black
Originally Posted by Caner.
I slide it in and then when I pull, it works fine.