Cheapest way is 2" budget boost with 1.25" body lift. Then to get your travel back pick up a set of Teraflex bar pin eliminators for the front ($30) and use your angle grinder to make a set of JK take off shocks fit (have to grind the bottom mount a bit, can also work for a 3" suspension lift IIRC)($0-100).
So $300 and you can have a jeep that rides just as good if not better than stock (if you get the JK shocks)
Source: My rig. More droop than any man needs lol
Poverty/College Budget 2004 TJ BB, 1.25" BL, MML, JK shocks, 33x12.5 Federal MT's
If it can't be fixed with squats or fish oil...your probably gonna die (u aware?)