Just an fyi, mine was real snug with a 3" lift, 1" mml, and the tcase drop.
I had a little compression left, but not much. I had the 3 cylinder style tcase drop, and I thought about taking them out and using washers to try and raise it up a little. Instead I just drove it easy for the week until I did my SYE and bellyup.
You can probably find a shorter stock DS for next to nothing. Or I'd do the SYE before going wheeling.
I'd do one of those two before playing though. (Which you do depends on budget)