Some background info:
I've got a 99 reg cab 4x4, only 80,000 miles. My daily driver for the last 5 years. Very little off-loading. It rides like crap. To my knowledge, the suspension is bone-stock and original (worn out). It just seems way too stiff. If you hit rough road or, God forbid, a pothole 50 mph and up things get scary. I've also found that the suspension bottoms-out when hauling things, but that could just be me overloading it (bed full of dirt, motorcycles, one time a dressed Ford marine 302). Most of the time the bed is empty though.
I need new shocks anyway. I'm looking for a suspension combo that will give me a more comfortable on-road ride (not looking for "sporty") without sacrificing the truck's usefulness for hauling things.
I know Bilsteins are very popular. I'm considering 5100's/5125 front and rear, and maybe an Add A Leaf for the rear (I'd love to hear options on this). I would only want to lift if that extra travel added to the ride quality.
Do you think I will be happy with the ride this gives? I would hate to spend that much coin only to find it too stiff and wish I just went with OEM replacements for less $$$.