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Re: lil tx girl lost in the big bad truck world...
If you go with a taller tire, there will be more sidewall flex and your handeling will suffer, but the ride is better. If you go with larger rims 15, 16, 16.5, or 17, and a lower profile tire you will get less sidewall flex better handeling but a stiffer ride. What you want to do is get larger rims shorter tires but maintain the same height that you have, this keeps the speedometer and computer running right.Also involved is torque and economy. Taller tire will decrease your low end torque, but give slightly better fuel economy on the open road. This can be overcome by changing the gears in the differential.
Hope this helps, I'm not familure with the suspenion system you have, leaf springs or coils? But a suspension or body lift would probably be the way to go.