I'm not sure what you mean about the "Poor sacrifice".
Butt I think you mean that gaining up travel would be better than down travel. I think it would be but as you know without welding in new shock mounts . Most shocks longer than stock will require longer bump stops (Especially in the rear).
LOL, ya pretty much have it figured out, although the best IMO is the OME N66 front shocks, you don't need bumpstop extensions, the Rear, N67, they need 1.25" extensions especially if you add a relocation bracket for the rear track bar.
More down travel is a poor sacrifice to uptravel, in the end, the flex is the same unless your tire size requires bumpstop extension to prevent rubbing.
Don't forget to factor in what your adjustable front track bar will require if you are using one. they all need at least 2" extensions to clear a stock cover. At That point since you'll need 2" stops, you can up the collapsed length to a 15.5" front shock Like the OME N66L 11" travel shock which will exceed the spring length and allow it to unseat at full droop.
The N67L rear is 24.5" and 14.5", despite what the Q-Tech site says they are and will not work well on a 2" lift unless you outboard and drop the lower mounts
longer over all length with the same travel does not translate to more flex, the body of the shock is simply longer to get the over all travel.
Thats what I'm saying.... if you don't get any more travel you might as well just put spacers on the stock shocks and bump-stops .
But the front Skyjacker does give you 2 extra inches of up travel with stock down travel no bump stop needed. With 2" extra travel overall.
While the rear gives 1.6" more travel overall , after adding a 1.5" bumpstop that results to retaining stock up-travel.
Can't they make a rear shock re-locater that drops the lower shock mount and bolts to the factory mount instead of welding on a new one?
I'm noticing a few of the Jeep products are lame or mis-advertised as to proper use and application . People who just go and buy without understanding get ripped off....
I really shouldn't be spending any money now.... But I do have a Jeep.......
I'm toying with the idea of just spacing out the stock shocks and bump stops to retain factory ride heights to match the BB spacers.
Or even allowing maybe .5 to 1" more up travel.
I'm staying with 31" tires. So I just want a little more ground clearance. (Treadwright only offers a 31" GUARD DOG M/T tire for the 15" wheel ) 31-10.50R15-GUARD-DOG-M-T - Retread Tires from TreadWright, Inc.
I'd like more articulation butt I'm not sure the cost is worth it right now..