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The problem then becomes a constructability issue.
They will not install trusses one side plywood then install the other.
Installing plywood afterwards requires 3x6 blocking top & bottom  assuming 2x4 chords.
I have found no contractor willing to do this correctly, plus it is labor intense.
The cost of the longer studs is much cheaper, cleaner and better for shear transfer.

Joe Venuti

Johnson & Nielsen Associates
Palm Springs,  CA