If you do upgrade I would recommend getting something better than the OME shocks. I have them on my 97 and they suck. I never really thought much about shocks before but it makes me want something better like a FOX.
I just ordered the Fox's 2.0 on flea bay a few days ago. $230 shipped for a pair. Get the 3"-4" lift shocks, then you'll never need to worry about bottoming out and if you go higher your still covered.