yeah i been looking at rancho's, skyjacker and pro comp. there all about the same price range but i was wondering if anyone had the down low on their off road performance. which one would be better and longer lasting.
The lesser expensive shocks are all pretty much the same thing. If you look at the ProComp, Rancho etc, they all usually ship or are sold plain, you jsu add the decal and viola, Name Brand Shock. Quality is, well, ok, they're just regular old shocks just like you can get at the parts store.
If you're looking at the nitro (gas) shocks, they tend to be a little better but can be stiff. The Rancho and Pro-Comp adjustable shocks are actually not bad for a budget price and can be found on sale a lot on-line, usually a buy three get one free thing.
But if you plan on a lift look for package deals, eBay has good deals all the time on last years stuff kinda thing and you can get springs, shocks and all the goodies pretty reasonably and remember you'll need the longer travel shocks if you do a suspension lift to get you over those mean, nasty rocks
There's some budget, junkyard lifts out there too, just depends on how and what you want to do