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Re: need truck help???
Now you need to define trail worthy, and what type of money you are looking to spend. If money is an issue, i'd say get a bushwacker cutout flare set and run 35's, but you would HAVE to swap gears too because the 4.3 won't like spinning 35's with the wrong gears. A guy on here had a 2wd running 35's with the 4.3, just dont' remember who ended up with the truck, and what gears he put in it. Hell reply soon enough.
If you have a bit more money to spend, a suspension lift is in your future.
Not only does it help your truck look better, it allows bigger tires to fit, which will improve your ground clearance. I'd go with a 4" rancho, do a little trimming, and run 35's. The smaller lift (4" vs 6") keeps your center of gravity lower. Plus, the rancho 4" is more like a 5.5, so it allows you to run your T-bars at factory settings.
Anyways, we've got a wealth of info here, if you can define your goals a little more clearly we'd love to give you more details/suggestions!