Dont put Armor all on new plastic trim(or any oil based "restorer").
Armor all and other like products contain alcohol which helps dry up the oil otherwise your black trimming would remain greasy and oily.
Armor all and like products were/are designed to restore very old faded plastics. It is...
Who told you the Mopar lift doesnt work that well and what do you mean by that?
Fox shocks are top of the line stuff.
Besides, the Mopar kit is not a full lift kit so the kit alone wont do it. But if you know anything about lifting a Jeep you would know that.
If lifted right, the ride shouldn't change much(if at all) or better yet will actually improve.
If all you have is $1500 to lift I would advise against lifting.
When you modify the height of your Jeep(or change its geometry) you need to modify and change everything else associated with it or...
Yes, of course mudding and off-roading adds significant wear and tear. Rocks, sand, pebbles, branches, clay, sap, salts, scratching your undercarriage promotes rust, etc.
Common sense stuff.
Have fun and do as you wish. Try rinse off after every offroad drive. Carwash is your best friend for...