hey man. OK, to keep it under $1000, you do have some options. the least expensive route would be some spacers for the front coils. try Cornfed Suspensions. He is a member out of Virginia. Can't remember his web address, right now. For the rear, you could do longer shackles or an add-a-leaf. You will also need longer shocks in the rear. You will get mixed opinions on which route is better for the rear. Then, you could do a body lift, either 2 or 3 inches for the additional amount of lift. The $1400 lift you are hearing about is mostly likely the Pro Comp lift that replaces the stock crossmember. This will keep the CV angles at the stock ride height. Dig around in the "suspension" part of the forum and ask questions if you don't understand. There are lots of people willing to help. Put together a day or two and get some help with the install of everything. Furnish the pizza, beverage of your choice, make some friends, learn about your truck, and save alot on the cost of labor. Good luck and hope this helps.