Interesting perspective. My reasoning was a little different: increase clearance and increase approach/departure angles over stock. I'm not sure that 2" or so of lift appreciably changes the overall amount of travel available at each corner. When my tires are stuffed up into the wheel wells, I think they're pretty much on the bump stops now, and I don't think the limiting straps provided by Lucky 8 are limiting droop travel very much.What they do do is keep your suspension components and CV joints at more extreme angles, raise your center of gravity, and rob your suspension of downtravel. Why not just keep it stock and raise it higher only when needed?
I did get the SYA kit, which is where any reduction in compression travel would come from, I suspect. The lift rods, I thought, were more about keeping the height sensors working within the sweet spot in their range.