It's all leverage. Giving the shock less leverage means an effectively lower spring rate, but also a little less effective damping due to the stroke reduction. It should not impact shock life as it is still within its normal stroke range, no end conditions.I can totally see that having an effect on the height for sure. I have my coilovers on the outer hole as well. I actually took a picture of them, and I think I need to move my sway bar endlink to one of the other holes.
DSC_1983 by Corey Wattelet, on Flickr
Will that have an effect on the life of the shock? I'm considering doing it in the rear.
BTW, I should be PM'ing you in the next couple days for some parts :approve: