Originally Posted by cdelviscio
How about this idea...would it hurt to slap on a yse/sye along with a new driveshaft with the current lift? With that...i would be prepared for a 4" lift in the future? Would that be smart? Or not really?
it would not be the best idea. you will still have to get a new driveshaft again. no need to do that twice. also, with a SYE, you will need more than just the SYE and driveshafT. at least rear uppers as well.
Originally Posted by Imped
Close your wallet and think.
What do you do with your Jeep?
What do you want out of your Jeep?
Why do you think that you need to be taller? What do you think that will realistically gain you? And conversely, what will it lose you?
Why would you spend money on labor vs. tools and gaining knowledge? You have the time to do this yourself, don't let having a regular job (like everyone else) fool you.
what this guy said.
going up 4 inches is a lot, and to do it right, gets very expensive. like others have mentioned a 1.25 inch body lift would compliment your 2.5 suspension lift nicely, and gives you room to upgrade to things like high clearance skid plates later on. it also let you do things in stages over time, unlike a 4" kit.
if you are set on a 4" kit, do some research. you are looking at about $2000ish for the top of the line kits and even then, those will miss a few things like shocks, the SYE and driveshaft. the most "complete" kit ive seen for a low price is the Rough Country X series, however that still goes over your $1000 limit once you include the things it does not.
as far as doing it yourself, that is pretty easy, it just takes a little planning.