Originally Posted by jakeman
well im doing alot of off roading in the mountians of new york over downed trees river beds mountian/ logging roads and up steep
There are several manufacturers that provide a basic shock/spring kit that will get you a 2" sping lift. That's probably a good place to start as its a straightforward ride height lift without any complications. You can run an aggressive tire with that setup, such as a BFG Mud Terrain 265/75R16. This config is all that the vast majority of people need. That's all I've got on my rig and I run pretty much everything in Moab with it. You don't need a massive lift to be effective.
Moreover, you need not worry about all of the follow-on changes that are required if you start going with a 3" or bigger lift and larger tires (read: heavier), which, quite frankly, are significant if you plan on doing it properly. With the kits mentioned above I think the most you will need to decide is if you want a medium or heavy duty spring in the kit, and that's about it. So if you're not really sure how much you want to change, this is a pretty cost effective starting point.
I have recently had the Terra Firma heavy duty kit on mine and would not recommend it. Started fine, but the back shocks were pretty much toast after 15,000km. Granted that was a lot of serious offroading, but I'm pretty gentle on the vehicle so they should not have deteriorated at that rate They also fade noticably in very hot conditions.
OME is probably a safer bet.