Originally Posted by 01RangerEdge
If you're doing it just for looks get a BL
But I prefer suspension lifts, they look better (no frame gaps) and they're better for offroad.
I would browse pictures on here and decide after you see a bunch of different setups.
Suspension lifts for IFS trucks are all drop brackets anyway, no suspension travel improvement or ride improvement up front. You might
gain a tiny bit of travel in back with the longer shocks but it wouldn't be much.
Departure and approach angle are pretty much the same between the two, as long as you move the bumpers up and hitch if there is one. Rocker panels are the same with both, both will fit the same sized tires. The only thing you gain with the suspension lift is having the frame higher which would help breakover angle, but that is pretty much useless if you have the big torsion bar drop brackets. The gap between the frame and body are not really noticeable with gap guards.
Don't get me wrong, I prefer suspension lifts as well. But he is looking for a cheap lift and he isn't going to lose much of anything by going with a body lift instead of suspension. $200-300 versus around $2000 for parts with the suspension lift with a new front driveshaft.