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You will likely get more knowledgeable reply on the chevy forums found lower on the main page.
That being said, on chevys the frame hangs low already, so a body lift will be very visible. leaves an ugly gap between frame and body with frame hanging quite low. while being cheep, a body lift is not typically considered a complete lift kit. It is up to you to take into account all brake lines, wires, fuel lines radiator support and alignment, relocating the rear bumper, shift linkages throttle, etc. Most people would recommend getting as close as you can without the body kit, then if you need another inch or two, get the body lift. You might be able to find a deal on craigslist or a forum.
I drive an 05 Z-71 silverado extended cab for work. I just went out and measured the tires at 31.5 in dia. A 35 in tire would be 2.25 in larger all the way arround. Even with a 3 in lift, I think you will still have to: trim (cut) the lower trailing edge of the front bumper, remove the plastic wheel liner at the rear of the front wheel wells, and you may have to trim the lower rear of the front fenders, as well as the lower front and rear of the rear fenders.