ok, after long wait, here are some pics. the first one is of one of the lifts. my unofficial cell phone measurement says 3" total.
ok, don't know how this is going to look or if i formatted these right, but below should be the drive shaft angle pic. however, upon further review, i don't think it is going to give you much. so i'll jack it up tonight, take a better picture of it and post it up. what i do know is that when running thru the gears there is a squeak while in 2nd and 3rd that sounds like heavy metal on heavy metal. like maybe the transer case is hitting the skid plate. probably not plausible, but that's just what it sounds like. again, only happens in 2nd and 3rd, so really not sure.