After a year and hours of research, finally pulled the trigger on a set of Bilstein 5100 shocks and new Goodyear Duratrac tires. Below are my thoughts:
Bili 5100's: Set at 1.75, which levels the truck perfect w/ the rear TSB. Truck rides great and thankfully no noticeable vibration. A friend did the install and it went well, except the we installed the bottom plate upside down, which gave us an added 1" but made it very difficult to compress and set at 1.75. At that point I figured something was wrong and went to the forumns for answers - mission accomplished.
Tires: New Goodyear Duratrac's - 265/75/16". One word....AMAZING. Purchased at Discount Tire in Reno. The day I had them installed, the snow started falling. These tires have excellent traction in the white stuff. They also transformed the look of the truck. Very, very happy.
Misc. - After the install of tires, took my truck to Mikes Automotive Perfection in Reno for an allignment. Good thing, as the install of the shocks really took it out of factory specs. All set now. Let me know if anyone wants to see the spaces after the 5100 install.
Below are some photos - truck is dirty as I've been on the mountain all week enjoying 5+ feet of new snow. **NOTE** - The photo of the suspension shows the WRONG WAY to install the shocks - the perch is upside down.