Hey TopGun, meet me at Hangar 24 and I'll tell ya all about cycling suspension to get every quarter inch of travel out of your shocks. I ran kings on my last race truck, and once I dumped the piss out of em that king calls oil, they worked amazingly well. Easy to work on too.
A lot of noise comes from the bypasses. It sounds like I was banging my wedding ring against the cage x 10 the whole time I was driving it. But in all honesty, I liked it.
Canti setups are complicated and sweet looking, and can work well if the shocks are dialed in.
I'd coil over and air bump the front of yer rig till you figure out what you want to do in the back.