Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kutztown, PA/ Andover, NJ
Like mentioned before, if you can't afford a decent lift, just go with a 2" BB and 1" BL. Rancho, Fox, and Bilstein are reliable names in the shock market. A to Z has some quality products and are worth the price. Another recommendation would be Rokmen, I may go with them if I don't make my own. Avoid Rusty's built anything. Buy quality parts the first time. My 2" BDS lift has been treating me well with a decent ride and an awesome warranty. Around $400 for shocks and springs. You won't find many bad reviews if any at all on BDS. Can't say the same for 3" BL, Rusty's products or Smittybilt rockers.
Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.
My build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/thor-dd-weekend-warrior-1348534/