I think they are some definite options here guys. Yes it is time and money but to me the benefits far outweigh all the problems these IFS lifts will cause. I think about it this way: a 6in lift for my truck will average 1600 bucks. Add 400 for steering upgrades it will need. So 2K for 6in of lift, assuming all installed ourselves. Then you get to deal with wearing ball joints, wheel bearings, and steering components that all have a difficult time with the lift. (Not to mention traction bars that will never allow your suspension to articulate).
So my plans are as follows: Pick up a Dana 60 for 500 bucks on craigslist. Couple that with ORU's straight axle hardware setup and springs for roughly 2k. Maybe an additional 500 for things like brake lines, slip yoke eliminator, etc. So total of roughly 3k for bullet proof suspension setup. Better for towing, off-roading, and daily driving. Basic welding and grinding involved, nothing too crazy. The only amount of money I am going to spend on IFS parts is some nice shocks and keys while I sit on the SAS swap for awhile. MY 2 cents.
EDIT- To answer your question- GO FOR IT!
I agree with you, I was just trying to show its not impossible and doesn't have to be done in a shop. I think there is alot involved and alot of costs but to me it seems worth it.slip yoke eliminator is 500 plus so that money has been already spent... don't forget your bearing overhaul kit, kingpin rebuild kit, if your goin 4:56 or lower a new carrier, crossover/highsteer kit. then suspension components on top of that, driveshaft. Theres a bit more to this swap than i think people realize....