Some whacky info. going on in this thread..
No matter what anyone says, if you are dropping your vehicle more than 1" then it is a very wise idea to get new shocks/struts because you're stock shocks may not last more than a year and getting everything done at once will save you labour time and money.
I'be looked at a lot of differant brands lately and I'd say Tokico is the best bang for the buck, it lowers about 1.3" and it seems to be pretty good quality and Performance from what people say.. not a harsh ride either.TRD
is pretty overpriced and their springs are just made by Eibach and their shocks well I don't remember who they are made by, possibly Bilstein?
Hotckis I don't know of they make shocks or struts but they make an overall wicked and the best suspension kits for our cars.
KYB shocks/struts have also been recommended for our cars.
But remember.. drop it more than a inch and you'll suffer in a year, give or take.