My leaf springs broke after 5 years (checked invoice). Opted for HD leafs this this even with bilstein 5100 shocks. These trucks werent made for payload or hauling but I still think they are great all around trucks!
As for tires, had Bridgestone Revo 2, some Dunlop all seasons and now Kumho AT 51's. Won't get aggressive all terrain tires again as it feels like I'm sliding on ice driving over 130km/hr and killed mileage. But they are great in winter! The Dunlop were't safe for winter. Maybe the Revo 2 if priced right.
And brakes suck no matter what brand and after flushing.