What kind of transmission problems, and creaks are you geting some one on the forum may be able to help you.
Did you correct the speedometer on your truck.
I've herd of transmission problem after lifts becoulse the truck thinks it's going faster than it actually is and as a result the trans trys to shift at the wrong time. Some one will probly chime in as to if that could be caulsine the problems.
I'm assuming the steering is becoulse the larger tires rubbing the frame. Some diferent rims or wheel spacers could held IF tire size is the caulse
1995 s10 reg cab short bed 4 cyl stick (sold)
1998 s10 reg cab short bed 4 cyl auto
2004 Sonoma crew cab v6 auto