As a certified rdneck you have my blessing in regearing yur rig. The diffrence is in whether you have to run hard at an obstacle or just crawl over it. They say the difference between a streaker and a strutter is "confidence". I can honestly say that the 4.16 gears in my transfer case was the most enjoyable modification I've done. The next would be a locked rear.
88 Sam 4.16,welded rear,235-75's on Ford truck wagon wheels, 4.5 spoa,5k quick mount Ramsey