As with anything else, they have their pro's and con's.
To me, more con's than pro's :xbarf:. With that said I have installed a whole bunch of them. What do you want to know?
If for some strange chance, you decide to get a kit and it comes with washers, do not use them! use your stock washers. But by now you should not have to worry about that problem.
Next problem is you will be retorking bolts for at least the first year after you install the kit. After that you will only have to retork it every six months or so depending on how much you actually wheel.
Then if you retork the body bolts too tight, you will develope cracks around the bolts in the floor board because the pucks are not large enough (wide) and add extra fatigue in the metal.
Other than all that, I have loved my body lift, after all the issues with the steering extention when installing it I have enjoyed having to routinely maintaining the body kit.
[I hope you can detect all the sarcasm in this post. Installing the P.A body lift has been the worst mod I have done to my truck. But I was being honest when saying I have installed a bunch. I have had a hand in installing most (not all) but a whole lot of body lifts in Central Texas, before I moved to where I am now] I actually lost count of all the lifts I help with/or did.
I don't have any issues with mine. I have a 2" lift. The 3" requires a little more work. Some people have had the pucks go through the floor board. Easy fix is to have a custom "washer" to spread out the load. Another issue is having the cab move. If you do high speed wheeling or come down off of a rock at an angle, or have some sort of jolt, the body could shift (a lot or a little, depending on how wlee the bolts are torqued).
Other than those, I have installed a handfull of PA body lifts. They weren't difficult. The biggest pro is that it lifts the bed off the tranny so it is easier to get the the top 2 bolts on the tranny.
yea i haven't deciede yet on how else i can lift my truck along with the suspension lift. on a 1-10 how hard would it be to install a 3'' body lift, and what would be some better options if you think the PA bl's are not too good
Bear, or somebody that has experience at body lifts, whats the secret to getting the steering extension on. I think the bodylift is more trouble than its worth. On top of the steering thing you gotta reweld your shifters and then we had to bend mine so they would clear each other for some reason.