He can't get a proper suspension under it for $1k but he can run 35's for the same sum? You'd be correct if there wasn't more to running big tires than just fitting them.
If your budget is $1k, I'd cover the basics first--tie rod, oil pan skid, steering box skid. With the remainder, a high clearance belly skid and some good tires should cover you for a while. Don't even bother modifying the suspension until you've got the more important areas taken care of and until you can do what you want to do without compromising.