So, I've been wanting to lift my Liberty for awhile. Having hung around here for some time I've taken tommud's advice to heart and am avoiding spacer lifts like the plague. However, my 2008 KK at 60K is beginning to sag and in need of a lift. Unfortunately, I am in the middle of getting ready to buy a new home and simply cannot afford the $750 for an OME, which was my original plan.
I am thinking about cobbling together a custom lift, that, while not as good as an OME, would still be far better than a crappy spacer lift. I know that new springs will be the bulk of the purchase cost and was thinking about Ironman HD front springs and OME HD rear springs and then maybe some inexpensive Monroe sensa-trac struts and shocks.
I'm also thinking about just leaving the stock struts and shocks on for a bit and just going with a spring-only upgrade initially and then next year getting upgraded bilstein or OME shocks and struts. Is this even do-able? It would certainly be more affordable for me as I would only have to replace the springs, but I'm concerned that I might damage the shocks. I don't do any really hardcore offroading (Western New York is pretty flat and heavily developed) but it would be nice to be able to go on some light offroad trips without worrying about ripping up my unprotected undercarriage or my worn out springs.
Thoughts? Flames? I need some sage advice.