Your second post sounds like a good plan. My only advice:
- Really figure how much extra weight you need in those Alcans. I think over-building is better. I got 350# extra and it wasn't nearly enough (I sagged 1.5" when loaded with 220lbs of camping gear) when combined with my aftermarket bumper & sliders.
- I'd order Alcans directly from Alcan themselves. It'll save you $50.
- You'll want UCAs sooner rather than later
Everything he said, and...
I've got a similar setup to your MK84/Alcans. MK-84 are leaps and bounds better than stock. I'm about to do a T-swap w/ Radflos, so I'll have a set of SPC UCAs and MK-84s, less than 10k on them, for sale soon, like in two weeks, for $1000. I also have Alcans that I ordered before armoring up. The are 1.75" lift with 125#. If you have stock bumper and don't carry a lot of weight they are great. I'm about to order a new set for 2" lift and 400# to pick up on the way to goneMoab next month, so they will be available too, but a little later, like end of May. $600 and they are yours.
Let me know. You want to do what I've got and I'm about to remove it all for an upgrade after less that one year. Nothings wrong with the equipment, I just found I was able to mod quicker than expected. I had a 5 year build plan that turned into a year. Lucky me, maybe lucky you.
EDIT: p.s., I ordered my original suspension setup and then about a month later I got a steal-of-a-deal on Hefty all around, front rear and sliders for $1500. Couldn't pass it up, but know I've got weight I wasn't prepared for.....