I do realize that I am looking to go overkill for my uses. I know my current shocks are short, and aren't tuned for my now-heavier jku.
My JKU gets used as a city daily driver, a truck for hauling loads, for long highway trips, unpaved trails and mud on farms and back roads, and for medium trail rock crawling. It isn't designed to be great at any one of those things and I am sure I have made some choice mistakes in picking parts over the 5 years...
I currently have 5 year old teraflex-tuned fox with resi's for 2.5 inch lifts that aren't long enough and are too soft for my current vehicle weight ( especially if loaded down and hardtop on) and bounce more than expected if I hit ruts on my daily. I am looking to replace my current with something more adjustable to the different usages and the proper length for a 3.5" lift (progressive springs). Also been steadily adding load the last 2 years with TNT sliders, Rockhard full skids, and a hardtop in "winter", etc. I have a teraflex longarm but mostly because I needed to remount the brackets and arms anyways and that's what was available - I was after highway ride not more raw articulation, which it accomplished for that purpose.
I can't justify a proper setup for coilovers etc. as I don't use the jku in a manner that would benefit. Truly rockcrawl less than 10 times a year and no fast running.
My first instinct was to just replace them with fox resevoirs with adjusters, but I started looking at all the adjustable shocks on the market to get a sense of usefulness of adjusters and worth (King, Fox, JRI, Bilstein, ARB / OME, Teraflex / Falcon, Metalcloak, RockKrawler, Rancho, AFE / Sway-a-way, Dana Spicer / Walker Evans, Radflo).
Normally it is a Fox or Kings, but I was looking at the others to get more information...
Falcons I see all of the marketing and posts, I don't like the upside down rear mount and I would have to cut off my rear shock mount guards ( likely the whole shock mount and replace with theirs) . The Falcon3.4 have air changes to the adjustment to change form the inside, but I am going to be reconfiguring for each task anyway (tire air pressure, disconnect, roof, etc.) so that kind of function doesn't matter to me.
JRIs are interesting, not a lot of information.. They came out with their JRide on a JK but seem to have priced that out of market or not brought to market. They also have an interesting upper mount, not enough information on their lengths, and an availability size gap in the lift size (3-4")
Sway-a-ways bypass shocks have compression and rebound adjusters on an option which makes them interesting, and claim design and built in USA. Same with Radflo, but it seems I can get the AFE shocks cheaper.
Dana/Spicer had a good rep with those I talked to on the assembly components, UJoints, etc. which is how I actually even found that they had a shock, while looking for other parts I needed (need to get driveshafts). Didn't know they had bought Walker Evans.
Icon, couldn't find details too much on their site.
Ranchos seem to have the only adjustable non-resi I saw.
2013 PBU JKU-S, 37x12.50R17 KO2s, Fuel D552, RE: 3.5progressive+hydrbumps+disconnects TF:TB-DL-TR+Long arms+LCAskids+FoxResi+tailgate, grade 9 bolts, 10th hood, NemInd fenders, RSE Al rear, TNT stubby + sliders, ORH top, KCGravityPros, JWS taillight, Riddle cover 4.56 eaton elocker, sleeves + chromolys, DT BJs, Mopar + DT brakes