That's a really tough question to answer, primarily because there is a huge difference in what's needed to lift an XJ 4" as opposed to 2". If all you want is a little more room for slightly bigger tires, you could go the cheap route and install 2" coil spacers up front, and 2" lift blocks in rear. If you want a 2" with more articulation, then you'd probably be into new coil springs, and lower control arms at the least.
However, if you want to get into 4", you'd realistically be looking at new rear leaves, front coils, possibly a new track bar, brake lines, lower control arms, possibly upper control arms, and a few other bits and pieces. There would also be the option of loweing the t-case an inch to avoid the need for a SYE and a longer driveshaft (seems some get away with the stock drive line, others don't).
I guess that didn't really answer your question, but I think you need to narrow down what you want to do to be able to pin down a price range. Maybe you already know all this
XJ's are easy to lift cheap. you don't need to spend money at a shop. here's my setup which ramps around 850 on a 20 degree ramp.
for the front i have old man emu springs i bought for 180 bucks on the net only 1.5 inches of lift plus a one inch homemade spacer (20 bucks for 2 1"x4" aluminum discs at metal supermarkets) cut center out with holesaw and another factory rubber spacer from the wrecker for 5 bucks gives me three inches up front for 205 bucks. for the rear a comanchee pick up donated its shackels (1/2 inch lift) and two middle rear leaves (two inches of lift) at a wrecker for 75 bucks plus some used 1" blocks gives 3.5 inches in rear for 110 bucks. rear yj brake line for 35 bucks. total is around 350 bucks and will fit 31's and do most trails no worries and no vibes .any more lift and then you need sye and trackbar to be done right. sure you can spend lots at NSOR or you can be creative for less.
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