I always believe in running the same hop-up as the manufacture of the car (Tamiya shocks on Tamiya cars for example) The Tamiya blue shocks are very smooth and I run them on my 414M2. Run the shocks as they are and at your first rebuild, replace the silicon O-ring with the MIP Blue O-rings. The MIP blue O-rings is what's used by all the top drivers.
I had the chance to build the new FL coated shocks, which came standard on the EVOIII, and I can honestly say, they are a bit smoother than the previous Tamiya shocks, but they are a bit more expensive.
Here's a direct link to the shocks:
FL Coated: http://22.214.171.124/speedtechrc/258.html
Anodized Blue: http://126.96.36.199/speedtechrc/203.html
Speed Tech R/C