Keeping your truck stock is always best for longevity and cost reduction. If you are set on lifting it, then Carli is probably the way to go. My truck is stock with 88,000 miles and I have no problems. I'm still on the stock ball joints, steering, tie-rods, u-joints, shocks, etc. It's all about money. If you got the money, then lift the truck and have fun, but prepared to pay for parts to keep the truck in good working order. :thumbsup:Long term effects. Drive train, steering, etc? I have to keep this truck for a long time and dont want major issues .