OK, heres the deal..first, my Jeep is a 2000 Wrangler Sahara automatic with 3.07 geears. I'm currently running 31X10.5's on Mickey Thompson 15X8" Classic locks with stock suspension. I probably will never put anything bigger than 33's on the Jeep. I live in flat Florida where my Jeep will never see any extreme rock crawling and spend most of it's time on the street or Corbett trails. If you had $500.oo from Santa to spend on a 2"-4" lift kit, what would you buy and why?? I've considered Rough Country's 2.5 progressive Lift, Black Diamond's 3" lift with AT ?? shocks, OME's 2" is more like $700+ bucks, Full traction makes a 3" lift, etc. etc.
A body lift won't change your driveline angles at all so you wont have to worry about the SYE and driveshaft.
Sounds like a 2.5" RC lift plus 1" BL is right up your alley.
That's what I'm leaning towards but...$300 buys you a 2.5" kit with coils and their 2.2 shocks. RC also sells a 4" kit with coils, shocks, Xfer case drop, rear track bar bracket, etc. for under $500. Is it worth the xtra $150 for their 4" kit??? I've heard many people complain the 4" kit rides really rough and the springs sag with time.....