I put this in my garage but thought I would post it here as well.
Ok I got the shocks installed. First problem is putting longer shocks on I had to disconnect the sway bar to get the axle to drop enough which worked great and easy enough done except the driver side upper control arm hitting the fuel tank skid stopped me on that side. Some prying and pushing got the shock in. I will take more measurements when I'm loaded for the beach this weekend but here are the first ones.
Measurements are from the center of the hub or wheel to the bottom of the fender.
Stock: Empty jeep 1/2 fuel 21 1/16
Stock: Empty jeep and fuel 21 3/16
Monroe's: Empty Jeep and fuel 22 3/4
The funny part was getting out of my garage I put my hitch basket on and two large cooler full of water and my wife's dad on there and still only dropped enough to scrap out the door. Other then that it was a straight forward easy as can be upgrade. I'm on my way out to lowes to get some parts to drop my basket closer to the roof which will be another thread. Oh forgot on the top I added three washers to pick up the difference in size I just used barring grease to hold the washers in place while I put the shock in.
I should note that with the extra length of the longer shocks being matched up to the lifted rear axle puts that shock right into the sweep spot or proper operating range.