Welcome again to the forum brother.
As for brands...it all depends on the part/product you're looking at.
Take a look through the TJ/LJ lift review sticky at the top of the TJ section for idea's on lifts.
As for other parts look through the Picture section...see something you like on a users jeep....Send them a PM or post up asking them about it. We also have a Jeep Profile section where you can look at everyones jeeps and see what they have on them. Just click on Jeep Profile on the tool bar at the top of any page.