We have dropped all other shocks but the DT's. RS5000's and the Trailmaster SSV's are way to stiff. If you don't want to pop for some really good shocks, you can get by on the Red Ryder shocks for about $10 - $12 each, but sizes are very limited, and they only last about a year. RS9000's are great, but expensive. I dropped them also as you can get them cheaper from Summit or Desert Rat cheaper than I can buy them. Do not by any shocks that are gas charged, no matter what brand or how cheap. Only use a straight hydraulic oil shock.