Well, I have pretty much decided that I am going to keep my burb and use it as a nice occasional family hauler. I plan on getting a small camp trailer of some sort so (nothing longer than 25'), I need something that can tow it. Right now, the burb is 1/2 ton w/ 3.08 gears The drivetrain is 5.7/700-R4/NP208/33 x 12.50's ) I will be keeping that pretty much the same w/ the exception of a new 5.7 & better gears to drop in. The old one is pretty tired. Here are my thoughts on build up; 2.5" lift BDS front springs w/ 1" add-a-leaves & extended shackles = 4" lift 2.0" lift BDS rear springs w/ 2" add-a-leaves = 4" lift Keep the 33's for now, but will go to 35" BFG AT's when they wear out. Re-gear the stock axles for 4.56 gears w/ auburn posi's or?? It'll rev a bit high in OD w/ 33's, but it should be OK when I step up to the 35's. Replace the stock POS exhaust w/ a single 3" high flow cat and muffler. Custom front and rear bumpers w/ a swing away tire/gas can high lift carrier. This will never be a hard core wheeler, heck it prolly won't even see anything other than mild mall crawling to get to a camp spot so I don't need anything hard core. Before Everyone tells me to go with a 14B rear, I can get the parts to re-gear my 10 bolts cheaper than I can buy a 14B and do an 8-lug conversion on the front, plus, then I have to buy wheels/tires. For this rig, it's not worth it IMO. I will be selling it within a couple years. The body and interior are very nice. The interior is one of the best I have ever seen in a '87. There is no rust, so I'll prolly slap on a $300 paint job and call it good. It has power everything along w/ front/rear heat & AC (which blows ice cold ). it 's a CD/MP3 player, and will be getting a drop down DVD and a thumpin stereo so I can hear my tunes clearly It's pretty comfy to ride in and I think it will serve my purposes nicely for the next couple years. So, I'd like some feedback, especially on the eng and gears. What can I put in and still get decent (for a burb) DD mileage and power? It needs to pass smog, but I'll rip off all the aftermarket crap (mainly smog pump and exhaust lines) if I can clean it up enough to pass emissions.