mines a 2000, xlt 2wd, but the same truck basically.
the first thing i did was get some new tires.
i work construction so some sites are pretty muddy, nothing that needs 4x4, but definitely something that needs tires with some tread. also i wanted something that would get me moving in the snow.
also they are bigger then the stock tires, by like 1 1/2 inches which fit the truck way better. didnt notice a difference gas milage wise either.
so i got these.
then i didnt like the look of the headlights. they are too old style, and i think ages the look of the truck so i got these on ebay for $100. they still have the orange reflector and i put orange bulbs back in so its all legal still, but looks like headlights on newer cars and trucks.
also i painted the bottom valence black. why when every other piece of plastic on the truck is black they make the bumpers grey. so i thinl it matches much better.
the lights also have these 5 LEDs that run down them, next to the grill. havent hooked them up yet. maybe next summer, we'll see.
tho i think the next thing will be a lift kit of some kind. they are pretty cheap for the 2wd's.