Originally Posted by JWillis88
I just can't see spending more than $2000, I really don't want to spend more than $1500. So if you can think of a better lift than the 3.5" Rancho please let me know.
There are many other ways to go.
Rancho kits use a bushing in a fixed control arm, ie, less flex than stock arms. Plus these bushings are known to put stress on the ca mounts. Their higher end kit even has a drop pitman arm.
For a budget minded lift, I'd say zones 3"($460) or their 4.25" combo($530) if you want to go up to 35's.
Much less cost and more useful, then you have an extra grand to invest in other areas...brakes, steering, armor, front track bar, etc
I did their 4.25" combo on my girls jeep and it rides much better than stock. Just had to add a couple washers to the skid plate.
There are other cost effective options, but bang for the buck, I don't think one will beat the zone lifts. Great springs, decent shocks, and no other unnecessary items or downgraded parts