I bought the KYB gas shocks from rockauto for mine. Initially very stiff, softened up substantially after a year. I'd say there's better options for an upgrade out there.

Love the raider, hate the raider, love the raider,.....
new: '88 Montero, auto, LSD 2.6L
'87 Raider, 2.6L(#2), 5spd, Dual batt., Xterra roofrack......soon off to the wreckers