How about stock Traxxas Slash 4x4 Platinum/Ultimate GTR shocks? I had them with VG Racing springs and Revo Variable Damping Kit (all 4 holes drilled out to 1/16" and valve on top).
Worked great, but I love tinkering and got the itch to go 1/8 scale shocks.
I got the HPI Vorza shocks (4 rear shocks).
Worked good, but needed longer rear rod ends. Picked up some shock tower adapters and now all is great!
TRAXXAS: Slash 4x4 Platinum, Mini E-Revo VXL, E-Maxx 3906 Wide Max
TAMIYA: Porsche 956 RM. Mk. 5, Vanessa's Lunch Box (OG), Sand Scorcher (OG)