Plus, the angle of the shocks will stiffen up the ride.

Won’t they make the ride softer?The Wheel creates force vector (0,10) assuming the SA is level at this moment But the shocks are at an angle, So they need to produce a force vector (x,-10).If the shocks are at say 45* then the resulting force vector from the shocks is a (-10,-10) the total magnitude of which is just over 14.1So those shocks see 41% more load at that angle VS a vertically mounted set.