I would look at picking up a 4th gen ram. With the multi-link and coil rear suspension, you get a much smoother ride. If your using off road, the trx4 or outdoorsman package will give you LT tires on 17inch rims, skid plates and heavy duty rear shock absorbers with an upgraded axle in 3.92 gears with anti spin rear diff. This truck is a $1500 package that's added to the slt trim, so won't break the bank.
Otherwise I have no other advice. Hope this helps!