Originally Posted by kjeeper10
You do not need a lot of lift for 35's.
2.5" is enough. Grab some Rancho 9000's or 7000's and call it a day
The shock battle goes on. Ha...
For the best riding and handling on road light offroad I would say aev...the set up is great and handling is superb.
After that I would go teraflex followed by rubicon express spring lift kits with shocks (whatever they include).
All of those will keep you around your budget.
What you will have to address is the the nastiness of your auto transmission...a procal or flash cal will get your shift points straight but the only way I would drive a pre 12 on the street with anything over a 33 is with really deep gearing to make up for the .69 overdrive in your transmission.