@Huelsmma once I get mine lifted and installed I will let you know how it went. Having a hard time determining what lift to use. These both are good options but I need simple as well. I plan to install myself and reading the DPG Ultimate write-ups, it seems that I could do that myself. Since the kit comes complete, I think I will go that route. Old Man Emu Ultimate TJ/LJ Wrangler Kit | dpgoffroad.com
I spoke too soon. I ended up getting a BDS 3" and it I being installed this weekend.
I have taken my 04 Sport out several times on stock everything and had a blast. They actually work well right out of the box. Now I have read this as well as many other threads and I ended up going with the 3" BDS kit with the 5500 shocks. Other than what came with the base kit, I added a front steering stabilizer from BDS. It is being installed now and should be done tomorrow. I talked with my local dealer who has experience with these and told me they hold up well. I am not going to do anything extreme on purpose and felt for me, this gave me the best for the buck. I will let you know my thoughts after getting it back.
I was not comfortable installing myself, nor did I have the tools, time or a friend that I know that could help. My local dealer was great to walk me through several choices and never really badmouthed anything.
I appreciate all the dialog here as it helped me as well.
Got the Jeep back today and it looks and drives great. Only one day but I drove about 75 miles total. I will keep you updated on the outcome after more time with it, but initial feedback I have is great. I measured and with the tires and the Lift installed, I am now sitting about 5 3/4" higher than before as measured by the wheel wells I took before and after. You can see the before in my Avatar so it is an amazing difference. I will try and get a more detailed write-up but here is the first picture.