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well its been a few hours since i have posted my reply, so i assume you have all of the fluids changed (i know you don't but lets assume you do) now you get to look at what you want out of it. when i got my Z-71 i wanted a huge truck that would be all bad ass and what not. well thats expensive...and i dont use it off-road enough to justify the cost. and things break. with yuor stock set-up, you reallydont want to lift too high, because you cant run any bigger than 35" tires anyways. if you do you'll be breaking axles left and right.
if it were me and i had it to do all over again, i'd go for a 3" body lift making sure to weld in supports for the bed braces. i'd make gap guards to hide the hiddeous bed gap, and then go with some nice 33" tires. that'll get you where you need to go, it wont be too expensive, and as long as you dont put 4tonns of dirt in your bed, you'll never have a problem with it.
if you want to drop a grand and a half...get a suspension lift then ou can fit 35" tires, but like i said before...its just expensive.