everything i recommended in the previous post is generally to strength the reliability and longevity of the motor, not to add power. the 08+ headbolts are forged better, the 08+ headgasket has an extra layer where leaks were common, etc. the only thing that directly adds power is the jwt bsr. without your balance shafts you will be fine, as long as you dont mind a little more vibration in the chassis, and you have the advantage of increasing your oil capacity to 5 quarts, instead of 4. as if your balance shafts fail, as they do occasionally from spinning so fast, the amount of damage is usually beyond a rebuild, usually a motor replacement due to significant damage from shrapnel, or even being chained directly to the crank gears during failure.
it is definately a good idea to rip out the bottom end, make sure you have gaskets and rings already, you will want to use the new ones. if youre doing this yourself, take your time when putting the pans and stuff back on with the rtv, make sure you do it right the first time so it doesnt leak and you have to do it all over again. things like tolerance or clearenace of rods, pistons, etc you can determine once the motor is apart and you see the actual damage. ive had 3 precat failures, and im still on original pistons/rods/etc that now have 270k miles. when i did the rebuild, the piston skirts were a little worn, but definately still useable, so i threw them back in.