who makes good shocks that wont empty my wallet?

Well, I don't know about the good part, but I have some "Black Diamond" shocks I got off eBay. They definitely wont empty your wallet, but I can't really speak as to quality. They've been on there for roughly 2.5 years now, and they seem to be holding up fine. Granted I only have the 100% shot stock shocks to compare them to, but they seem to work well enough until I'm no longer poor and can afford some OMEs or Bilsteins.

My Truck: 1987 XtraCab DLX 22R 4WD 5 Speed Manual
"Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you." -Jeremy Clarkson