This turned into a longer post than I had thought... a lot of me wondering what build is best for my truck. [/IMG][/IMG] My truck once upon a time was just a work truck and I used it to haul my 5th wheel. Now I have my Silverado for towing and don't haul that much heavy things for the house anymore (but sometimes). I liked to take it off road so built it to do both. Last weekend spent the full day with 2 different offroad clubs making a 22 mile (straight line trek) between 2 different highways wandering thru the mountains and past a reservoir. This was a record breaking snow year and the last week things started to melt. So hit mud, slush, then knee to hip deep snow with crust on top with snow below that was best described as a "dry grainy sugar". Most people had Jeeps, and there was one Toyota 4 Runner. So everyone weighed less than I did. I aired my BFG AT tires down to 11 psi and they didn't balloon out much. Often broke thru the snow and sunk. Then my truck liked to "bounce" at a rate of maybe once a second? Very annoying. I would have to back off the throttle and it would grab and pull itself back up and out. But when climbing a hill then I'd lose all forward momentum. After an all day run like that I'm very sore. 10 hours of bouncing around sawing the wheel back and forth did me in. I'm planning on making more trips (year round) with this group. My plan is to find a 315/75R16 tire (probably wait for the new BFG KM3 MTs) and I'd need a bit more lift to fit this at full stuff. Right now I have no front sway bar, 3" lift (Tuff Country HD front springs, 3" block on the rear). Detroit rear locker, Eaton Truetrac front, Bilstein 5125 shocks I'm thinking either the 4" EZ ride Tuff Country front springs or ORDs custom made springs. They are expensive but a "coil spring" type ride would be nice. But would this make my truck ride weird? Soft flexible springs in the front and stock springs in the rear? Would soft springs make it hop/bounce more than the heavier springs? For the rear I've heard that the shackle flip rides nicer than aftermarket springs and I can still haul weight if needed. The 4" flip then moves the tire forwards in the wheel well. This would annoy me. So a zero rate block to move it back. Now I have 5" of lift and my pinion is probably pointed too high up? So then shim it down? OR: a 2.5" shackle flip with a zero rate block (not sure if I can have it centered or if I'd need to shift the axle back anyway) then have my rear springs rebuilt and re-arched. Probably be 4" of lift and the pinion angle might be ok? Or: (sorry last option) Just do probably the 2.5" shackle flip on the rear with a 1" zero rate block and use a 1" zero rate block up front to push my front axle forward a bit for the larger tires. My fenders are sadly rusting away so it would be easy to trim them a bit. But wouldn't want to trim the fender liner near the cab. Then get rancho 9000 shocks to try and adjust the "bounce" out of it? Would it ride nicer with a larger D rated tire in the first place? Sorry- so many questions but want to think this thru and not make mistakes on my V2.0 build.