Thanks tony. For reference for others who might be having the same problem i have.
I went and did some manual string space widening. 2-6/8 spacing puts the (5 string with high C) E and C strings at 1/8 from the edge of the board at the 12th and 1/16 at the 24th (roughly measured), compared to 3/16 at the 12th and 1/8 at the 24th for the current 2-9/16 spacing. Keep in mind the frets are filed diagonally and drop off 1/16th from the edge (and that most bridges have 2-13/16 spacing slightly wider than 2-6/8.). You're right we probably wouldn't notice unless we played below the 14th fret. But a plus would be that the extra space will help for slap.
In the end, I'd personally only try it if my bridge had adjustable spacing, or if i could return the the bridge if i didnt like it.
There are bridges that allow you to tweak the string-to-string width. Allparts has one for $35 retail, width variable 2 7/16 to 2 5/8.
The advantage of this is that some players (like me) prefer consistent spacing measured side-to-side rather than center-to-center.
I have checked out that bridge and the monorail version of it which they have at my local shop. The problem I have with that particular one is the way you intonate. It is probably the worst intonation system I've ever seen. But if you are patient and not tinkery unlike i am, It is a viable option.
I also found out (according to the representative) that the Hipshot 5s A style bridge with .656 spacing can be adjusted to fit 2-9/16 spacing.
But for $144, its definitely pricey.