Okay, here goes... I am looking to get a trail rig. I want to put 38s or 39.5s under it (74 K5). I would like to do minimal lift to keep the center of gravity low. I am planning on trimming the fenders, but I don't want to have to remove them! I was planning on 6" of suspension lift and maybe 1-2" of body lift. With some trimming 38x12.50s oughtta fit. I run a 4" RC lift (full spring) on my current rig. Many gripe about how rough the ride is. Yeah, it isn't a Cadillac, but hey, its a truck! And I get plenty of flex as my 35x12.50s chewed the snot out of my fenders until I put on bigger bumpstops and the 1" body lift. So, how should I get to 6" for the new rig? I have been looking at the Tuff Country or Rough Country 6" lifts. RC is nice because (a) it is complete and (b) it is significantly cheaper. I have also looked at using 6" springs in front, and your shackle flip with 2" springs in the rear (the current springs are un-useable). But, cost wise, that is quite a bit more expensive than the full spring 6" lifts. What would be the advantage of going with the 2"/shackle flip combo vs straight 6" springs? Since either way I need 6" springs in the front, would I really ontice a great deal of ride quality difference using the flip in the rear? Would I even be better to look at 4" springs up front with 2" of add-a-leaves with the 2" springs and flip in the rear? Although, add-a-leaves have to limit your compression as the "thickness" of the leaf pack has been increased. I do mostly trail running here in north TX. Ruts, gulleys, water, lots of mud, some rocks, and some highway driving. What direction would you recommend I go? And, BTW, I was disappointed not to see ANY ORD products on 4WORs "under $300" list. I can't believe the HD greaseable shackles or the swaybar disconnects didn't make the list! But, hey, they are top on mine!! Brian Check out <a target="_blank" href=http://tx85gmcguy.alloffroad.com>My Jimmy</a> with all her projects!