Picked up my first jeep last week. 97 2.5 manual, all stock, with 80,000 miles. I slapped a set of 31 bfg mudders on it and some 15x8 wheels with 3.75 backspacing. Looks much better but i would like to lift it a touch. To be honest, this thing will be pavement pounder and DD. It will see some dirt roads but i have no plans to do any "real" wheelin (i'm sure that bug will bite inventually). I have access to JK shocks and springs (18 front and 59 rears). I know the front springs will give minimum lift and the rears will raise it too far (for what i'm after). I was looking at the rough country lifts (kits and reviews). It looks like the shocks are garbage but they do sell the springs separately. So, i was curious if anyone has ran the 2.5 rc springs with a set of jk shocks (since the jk shocks are 2.5 to 3 inches longer than the stock tj AND they appear to have great reviews concerning the ride quality on a tj). I'm aware that some small shocks mods are needed to make the jk shocks fit on a tj. and if i'm really being honest, i would love to raise the front 2 inches and back 1 to 1.5 inches (to get rid of the rake), but it appears the only way to do that is with spacers, and with the age of my springs (1997), i would rather replace them when i have it all apart. let me know your thoughts! thanks!