most people run their OEM shocks and struts from i've read. only brands i've considered were the trd's and the tokico hp blue. i will install the hp blue in the near future to go with my silver/blue theme. i'm running trd's on 17 and nf210. i've never been lowered on OEM shocks and struts. i just knew i didn't like the configuration with the OEM springs. there is a difference in the valving between the 3 (twin vs mono, stuff like that). i've yet to read any real-world performance data comaparing the different configurations. maybe someone with the setup that you are looking for will comment.