If you are lifted 2" or less go with stock shocks. You mentioned money was an issue?? Monroe Sensatrac provides a better ride than stock, and they don't cost an arm or leg.. I installed them last winter, I considered expensive shocks but passed on them as an OME suspension is in my jeeps near future, and didnt want to waste money on better shocks, only to replace them this spring. I'm pretty sure that Ranchos are made by Monroe..
04' Rubi, with all the gizmos we need for long range excursions, / home modified excursion trailer;
96' Lexus 450, locked, loaded and ready to roll..
'12 VW New Beetle