Jerry -- yes, got it! Thanks for all the insight.
Based on advice from you guys I'm thinking of the std 4" lift with pocket style Bushwackers and 37's. The beadlocks don't seem to be DOT-certified and require some upkeep (retorque-ing), so I might stick with some fashionable alloys.
Good call - exactly why I ended up avoiding bead locks...didn't want to deal with the upkeep on a vehicle I drive daily
We'll do the customary steering stabilizer single) and probably add adj trackbars to this one to keep the sneers to a minimum.
one steering stabilizer is plenty, good choice
I'd stick with the matching brand for your trackbar as well (tera suspension/tera trackbar, rk suspension/rk trackbar, etc.)
So what's an impressive lift to you guys in the 4" range --no welding, replacement arms or shafts required? This one is for you snobs (heheh), so the "cheapo" Pro-Comp we use on our road-going stock units probably won't cut the mustard....
At 4" - front driveshaft will become necessary sooner than later as a vehicle that is heavily driven/offroaded at all, but for your purposes (shows, etc.) you should be just fine.
I like Teraflex:
4" lift w/ shocks
Big fan of this design - forged, similar to oem, but much beefier (you can't appreciate it till you have the oh **** moment when the big hunk of steel is in your hand
), and I like the adjuster sleeve design better than the jam nuts that JKS and money others use.
- Synergy might be a good option for your circumstance because of its customability - you can essentially build your own kit, with track bars, brackets, discos, control arms, etc., all optional. You can make it as simple or as expensive and complete as you would like, and poly performance/synergy is a good, reliable brand utilizing quality materials.