I don't know what lift I should get I'm looking for a 2 to 3 inch lift. I don't have alot of money to spend and I'm not gonna be doing aything to intese also I need to be able to buy the parts local I live In the santa monica.
It's funny how even though you don't expect to do something too intense you will at some point find yourself picking underwear outta your crack as your A$$ will suck em up during that pucker moment on a trail run! What is your reason for wanting the lift? Looks or to gain a couple inches of clearance for off roading? For a really good run down, I'd look over at the Blue Forum, I think there is a whole write up on different options including prices. Good Luck!
I put a Rough Country 3 " lift on my FJ. Spacers for the front it on top of the struts. and bigger coils and rear shocks for the rear. Has a nice ride not stiff. Did it myself in about 3 1/2 hours. Not difficult just slow making sure I did it right. I see lots of these exact lift kits on ebay for about $350.00 and it cost $40.00 to ship mine. that price could vary i`m sure. Good set and doesn`t cost a fortune hope this helps.
Or you can do it cheap with good quality. I have the Bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks. The spring seat can be raised and lowered and uses the stock spring. Springs can be upgraded later. You get bilstein quality for about $200 plus install. I went with these because budget and i needed to still fit in my garage. the second to highest setting lifted me 2.75 inches in the front which brought me a quarter inch higher than the stock rear. it will go to level when i put on my light bar and front skid. i am running nitto 285/70 r17 terra grapplers on stock wheels with no rub.
A good mid range adjustable coilover is the ToyTec. Affordable and damn fine ride, I used to hit my head on the roof on speedbumps with my OME setup but with these I have jumped the truck several feet in the air and barely feel the landing.
If you want the least expensive, then spacer lifts are that. If you go on a trail though, you'll need more. If you want a good suspension/lift for the money, I don't think you can go wrong with Old Man Emu. If you plan on beating it up, or speeding over humps on the trail, then you need more.