Great job on the progress so far, and nice to see fellow cyclists in here. I too got opted for the long bed since I mountain bike a lot. Any problems getting driving off road with the longer bed? I will be going on some camping trips soon and want to do some light off roading while there.
As long as you realize youre in a truck not a jeep, its plenty capable. I'm not trying to crawl boulders or do anything too extreme. It is a truck so it handles dirt roads and mild trails fine. The biggest concern of this truck vs a short bed (and even that has the same problem vs a jeep) is tight corners. But for a bit of adventuring it does fine.
Pulled the trigger on icon 2.5 Series coilovers (for about 2-2.25" lift up front and icon 2.0 Series rear shocks. Also add a leaf rear helper Springs for about 1 - 1.5" lift back there to level it out a bit.
Only ordered a couple days ago and the coilovers are already here. Fast shipping, thanks Carid.com and auto spring! Super excited to get these installed, but probably won't have time for a couple weeks