I guess before I ask this question, I'll give you the run down of how my truck's set up & how it's used; it's got the factory 16" "phone dial" rims with regular A/T type tread tires(worn Goodyear Wranglers, soon to be replaced with equivalents). It also has the stock leaf spring suspension with what appears to be OEM spec KYB Hydro-Adjust shocks(originally bought already equipped on the truck back in '07). Both rear leaf packs were replaced 1 1/2yrs. ago with 1 extra leaf on both sides. I don't plan on purchasing any fancy rims, aggressive tires, or a lift kit. It has an aftermarket Rancho steering stabilizer, but it's OEM spec. The truck no longer sees any off-road & the only time I use 4x4 is in the snow. She's 100% road queen. I'm also moving to Florida soon for school & I'll be pulling a 16' trailer from Rhode Island to the Orlando area carrying 2 Harley-Davidson Softails(about 800-850lbs/each), a large toolbox w/ tools, & a few other odds & ends with a currently unknown combined weight.
I've replaced just about everything in the steering/suspension/brakes over the course of the 6 years I've owned it, except all 4 shocks & they're long overdue. I'm looking into OEM height shocks, but I'd like something with a little "beef" to them without having to buy stupid-expensive shocks because they have some "rad" brand-name stickers or gnarly boot covers of some sort. Something that'll give me piece of mind on this upcoming trip pulling all this weight 1700+ miles. I'd also like to buy something I can get some longevity out of. I really don't care much for the KYBs it has on it now. They've been OK thus far, but they've always looked really flimsy to me & I'd hate to deal with either a blown shock or poor ride quality on the trip, ESPECIALLY going through New York City on I-95 pulling a trailer that'll possibly weigh at least 7000lbs through all that NYC mayhem. I'd just like some shocks that'll get me to Florida & stand the test of time & won't have to worry about them for another possible 6 years.
Sorry if this seems like a novel, but details on this forum seem to get me further on what I'm looking for. Thanks to all in advance.