I put on some 12 inch Progreesive 412 series on my '3 FXDWG and love them. For $250 you get a much improved ride and the 12 inch will lower the bike 1 inch from the stock 12 5/8 shock. I wouldn't go any lower or you may have to cut the fender to clear the belt gaurd. I also lowered the front with the white brothers kit. the ride is stiffer but to me it handles much better.