I have a rough country 3.25 combo kit and it is now 5 years old. It is way passed its time to be completely replaced...rust, loud popping noises from steering, bushings are shot, etc. SO, anyone on here will tell you to stay away from RC. I had a high school budget and definitely held out better than most said it would for about 2 1/2 years maximum. I have heard they have upgraded their stuff even since I bought from them. All that to say maybe stay away from RC if you are willing to put a few more hundred bucks down for a lift that will stay at the height you buy the lift at if that makes sense. I am also looking for a kit that will sag the least over time with the same usage type as you...mud holes, trail rides nothing too outrageously crazy. I am looking at OME, BDS and Zone lift kits. Apparently BDS and Zone have the same parent company, which is not necessarily a bad thing because both are well respected. I have been told "you cant go wrong with those lift brands for what you are wanting out of your jeep". The OME gives you the option of light/medium load or heavy duty load and this is dependent on the ratio of weight of your vehicle to the rate of the springs.I dont remember if you said you had a 4 banger or I-6, but if 4 banger then light/medium would suffice. A I-6 with hard top, bumper, other hanging mods then heavy for sure. If I decide on OME then I am going with the heavy bc I plan to hang other mods later and do not want much sag and be able to take the hard hits going into a hole with several ppl in the jeep too. Zone lift does come with a MML and allows to have the "tummy tuck" without the absolute need for a TC drop. I have heard of ppl getting OME or BDS springs and everything except the shocks and going with I think Rancho for an adjustable shocks for the comfort on-road and abuse off-road. I dont care all that much about the comfort...it is a jeep it just will always feel like a jeep. But i get what you are saying...my RC rides like it has 2x4 as shocks haha so in my case anything will feel better. I am graduating college soon and getting married next year so money is still the issue here, but still a better budget than HS days so under $1000 for me. There is my long 2 cents and thats where I am at haha Just thought it would help get a jump start for you and maybe more ppl will collaborate with the two of us!