[AICS2] Offset Stroke/Appearance

Hey all, I’m trying to find a way to offset my stroke just using the appearance pallette in illustrator CS2, in order to keep everything editable. The look im going for is a slight 3d look with a thicker stroke/fill on the bottom of a word giving it a 3d-est kinda look.

Actually small brain storm, do you think i can just use the 3d extrude/revolve tool to mimic the look?

Trying to get something like this (attached) but without breaking apart the text.