I took a body lift off an S-10 pickup. Broke every body bolt. Had to drill and tap. Not fun. Of course the S-10 spent 6 years in Salt City with it on (Syracuse, NY). Got into a wreck - rearended - that nearly totaled it. Never had an issue with the body lift holding up through that. Had to replace the steering rag joint and some wires rubbed real bad.
Personally, I'd keep it on. Just make sure that the mods that were done to the truck for the body lift are good.
I'm debating because the info I have ran across on here leans toward full lift=good body lift = not so good. I love the way it looks personally, and my use for the truck is just a toy. I'm gonna slowly restore it and make her shine, primary use is going to be hunting and trips into town. My DD is company paid and my wife has her Subaru so I got the Bronco for a toy/project/huntin/backup rig.
I've had a 3" BL on my 89 since I got it, It's seen some really tough days and never given me an issue. I've thought about pulling mine out just because my rig is a bit too high after my SAS but hey, maybe I'll thrown on some 49's one of these days :toothless
I haven't pulled mine because when I build my sliders/bumpers it was there and now they're in the way... Plus I'm afraid of the breakage of bolts and the nightmare to fab it back...