There is simply no better shock in its class for a 2WD than a Bilstein. They are the original mono-tube, nitrogen gas-charged shock absorber used as original equipment on many of the world's top-brand automobiles. For years now, this has been the best shock you can buy for your 2WD Vanagon, period.
Important note: This Bilstein shock is labeled “HD” which is a bit misleading because it is actually quite soft. If you are into a really soft ride, then this regular HD shocks are for you. But if you are like most of us that are not running a totally empty, hard-top Vanagon, and prefer some extra stability—then we highly recommend the GoWesty "Extra Heavy-Duty" XHD shocks.