I just just ordered a http://roughcountry.com/jeep_tj_2.html
2.5" Progressive lift for my 2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. This kit retails for $299 Plus shipping.
I am a novice with no technical knowledge, this is my first Jeep and first lift kit so there will be no comparison other then the performance prior to its installation. I will not be doing the install and I am sending it out to a local shop. The owner is a Jeep enthusiast an owns a TJ 06 Rubicon. He offered to do it for a reasonable price and is extremely knowledgeable.
This lift consists of Front and rear progressive coil springs, transfer case spacers to maintain factory driveshaft angles, and front and rear Performance 2.2 shocks. Also purchased was a 2.2 Series Steering Stabilizer Shock.
I am currently running Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armour 245/75R16 (30.5"x9.6") street tires and is completly stock, this is the way I bought it. I purchased it in April and since have added the Stainless Nerf Bars, Tow Package, and some Bushwacker Flares.
My objective after installing this kit is to retain my stock ride and be able run 31x10.5 kickers (possibly 32"). Im am looking for a bit more of an agressive stance then it came with then Stock. Looking to put back on some MT's of some sort my pick so far are the Toyo M/T that on my research had an agressive off road tread pattern with a fairly quite ride. Possibly getting some sort of aftermarket wheel, I havnt quite decided, what I want to purchase the classic look of the Cragar 8's or bit bit more flashier American Racing Fuel's I am considering possibly trying a set of Teflon coated. Keep in mind that this is my Daily Driver and will not be doing any serious off roading with it. Maybe an occasional ride through the forest and trips out to the beaches of Cape Cod.
The kit has arrived (4 day UPS) as promised by Rough Country and so far customer service has been top notch.