Koni was having a sale on their shocks recently, so I grabbed a set of the oranges (aka STR.T) and had them installed. and i got lifted! i wasn't expecting that. it's a little hard to make out in the photo, but i'm some 1-2" higher.
so far, so good. handling seems better, ride is definitely improved, even though the (run of the mill) shocks i replaced were only a year old.