The suspension options have gotten confusing and I need a little help sorting some things out.
A little background first:
I am a proud new owner or a DCLB Sport 4 X 4 in White. I was driving a F250 Crew 4 X4 Diesel to give you some reference.
I plan on doing some conservative (I hope) mods for function (beach driving and construction sites) and appearance.
I have a need to increase the cargo capacity (occupants and bed cargo) beyond the 1050lbs my truck is rated for due to some beach driving/camping/fishing I plan to do as described in next sentence.
I frequent the Padre Island National Seashore here in Texas and several times a year I am down there for up to five nights often when the temperature is in the mid 90s F. I sometimes have up to three passengers + me(800lbs), ice (250lbs), kayak and truck rack (100 lbs), + a lot of other stuff = way over 1050lbs.
The beach road is often rutted, soft, and very bouncy witch will exacerbate the stress with a full load much less being overloaded. I have excluded the option of a small trailer, because sometimes the beach is so bad it makes hauling one impossible.
So as I said, I need to increase that load number as much as I can without going crazy on the mods, not really because of costs, but because I really like the look of the DCLB with a 3" ish lift. It is kind of a longish truck and the lift really just gives it a good look while adding the function I need.
I do plan on changing out the tire tires to an AT as big as I can fit without trimming or adding UCA's ( I hope), but if I have to, i have to.
Costs is not really hat big of a deal for me. I just need what I need. I own a construction company with a full time mechanic that can do any installs required.
I would prefer not to be jacked up any more than 3", a little less would be fine. I am not in a huge hurry. I do plan on going solo to the beach in April, but that is a light trip that I plan on going stock.
A longish post, and I am sure I left a few particulars out. Your help would be much appreciated.