04-05-2012, 10:22 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: se la
Lifts are generally categorized into to 3 groups based on ride quality, functionality and component quality. most often price will let you know what group you are looking at. that does not in any way mean that it will not suit your needs
Low - zone, skyjacker, rcd, rough country
Mid - rubicon express, teraflex (though prices are generally high with teraflex), full traction
High - currie, Clayton
Those are just a few examples. Skyjacker is typically known for a rough ride.
As far as the difference between long arm and short.
Long - smoother ride better articulation recommended over 5" of lift.
Short - better clearance
Those are all very general statements and most of the mid grade companies offer lower grade stuff as well as higher grade stuff. Also, there are a lot of variables that will effect the performance of any kit.
The question is more about what you are looking to do and how much you want to spend.