Thermal - You'll probably get the best responses over in the "Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension" Forum, so I'll move this over there for you.
Due to the small number of manufacturers that have made struts to fit the newer cars, the "Omni Kit" to adapt struts that are made to fit the earlier years is a popular solution.
It adds quite a bit to the price of replacing struts on the later cars, but it's a one time purchase & opens up the choices tremendously.
(basically a quality set of sleeves to take up the difference in diameter)
Stock shocks would be marginal at best with lower & stiffer springs, you'll be amazed at the improvement with ANY of the avail. units that match to those springs.