That is why I installed the rancho rsx, @ 1500 miles. They are getting soft now, and the rs 5000 is the replacment, for the rsx. They have a life warranty, but I purchased online and self installed.Love the Bilsteins I put on earlier this year. Be warned... they are stiff.
The extent of my "off-road" driving consists of occasionally cutting across a large field to get to a buddies house and traversing a few poorly groomed dirt roads to get to a fishing hole. The Bilsteins handle it nicely though.I have read all of this thread and it seems most of the shock advice is for highway driving. But my 2004 Sport Trac XLT has been driven at least one third of its life (just short of 124k on the odometer now) driving off road. Having said that I would welcome any advice regarding a good set of off road shocks that won't ruin highway driving. I was not impressed with Monroe shocks which did not last long. Any suggestions? Thanks.