The kit did what it needed to do, but was nothing special. Ride was rough, but not really any worse than stock. Having driven TJ's with the improved suspension... Hell they all ride like Jeeps, why even bother discussing comfort? This was my first jeep, and first suspension lift. I completed a majority of the work solo, had help for a bit on the 1st day.
Kit was complete, I had nothing to buy separately and install was straight forward. Only problem I had was my stock pitman arm. Had to take it to a local shop and 3 men worked on it for 6 HOURS to get it broken loose. Much cursing was heard through the walls as I sat in the waiting room, drank soda and watched TV. But that was the Jeep and not the kit. Still a funny story.
Only kit related problem was with the TCase drop brackets. Each side has 3 bolt holes, only 2 of which aligned correctly at any given time. As I was on day 4 of the install (shift worker so only an hour or so on any given day to work) I decided to install 2 on each side *temporarily* and run it. I left it that way for the 2 years I owned it and never had a problem.
Side note: a scissors jack works wonderfully to align axles and spring perches. The axles like to twist when floating and aligning by hand isn't super easy.
I am not a hard core off roader. The jeep performed mainly street duty, some hill climbs, some rocks, some headlight deep mud, and was my hunting buddy through some nasty trails. The jeep/lift had no problems with any of the tasks I asked of it.
Shifting was unaffected after the TCase drop, but there was some minor driveline vibration felt through the shifter. The vibration was noticeable enough I considered a SYE, but not bad enough that I seriously considered a SYE.
Would I buy again? Yes, planning on purchasing for my CJ project. It's a toy, go with whats cheap and works