I was able to find off-the-shelf rods in Price, Utah however much to mine and the mechanic's dismay they were much too long.
the broken rod:
We discovered, and texts with Brandon confirmed, that this lift kit uses proprietary length rods and replacements would have to come from BTV/Thailand. I then had the rodeo towed a further 140 miles back to Salt Lake, hosed it off at a carwash, tucked in back in the hangar, then caught an early flight home.
My knee-jerk reaction at that time was to proceed with the SFA swap my builder friend and I had been discussing for a while. I started to collect parts but ultimately forced to delay. At the time I was in the initial stages of building my new home and living several thousand miles away would make overseeing the project and then testing/tuning it nearly impossible. At present I simply want it to work for my simple, fly-and-drive trips. So for the time being my builder and I are going to do some further modifications to this setup and go from there. My hope is that if we do end up going SFA, this complete suspension system will be dialed in to the point that it can easily be swapped under an Amigo or Axiom in the future.