Why do you say that you aren't sure on the shock choice?
Keep in mind, I have not had the opportunity to take my Jeep off road yet. My comments and thoughts are based only on "road" driving. Highways and tar and chipped country roads. Here in Illinois, roads are crap, so a decent road ride is important to me.
I am running them on the softest setting and for my tastes, they are a bit rough on road. They have settings from 1 to 9. 9 is nearly solid, like there is no suspension what so ever. 1 is not bad, but I was expecting a bit softer. I had these springs on my TJ. I put a Rock Krawler long arm suspension on with the same AEV springs. Bilstein 5100 shocks. The ride was comparable to my setting of 1 with the ranchos. I was hoping for a bit softer ride for when I wanted it. The bilsteins were a bit firm at times, that is why I didn't go with them this time. This Jeep is my daily driver and I want a very nice ride. (I know, it is a Jeep, but I am getting older!!)
I do like the adjustablity though, I tow and haul some. The springs handle load very well. I am not sure of the shock model number, the Jeep is covered in snow/slush at the moment.
Lumpster, I was originally thinking of trying the OME shocks, but went with the Ranchos because of adjustability. Do you know anyone with OME shocks? Some say they are too soft, but I don't know anyone who has them that I can ride with to see
The Bumpstops are Currie and from the Currie system sold at Savvy Off Road. The springs came directly from AEV.