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    Shocks/strust

    1999 9-5 wagon in rough shape... Not a restoration project... Just trying to keep it running a while longer.
    Just had it in the shop for inspection/diagnostics. They recommend shocks and struts. I can't afford high quality stuff as it's just a daily driver for my teenager. I was looking at eeuroparts for what's available and will fit my budget. There was a full set for front and rear for under $400. Brand on it was listed as "aftermarket".
    Has anyone tried those and are they worth it? It's 22 years old with 130k+ miles on the original equip and I'm just hoping to get a couple more years out of it.

    Any thoughts?

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    I bought bilstein b4ís for the rear from rockauto at $67 a piece I think. It was cheap. The front I got Sachs which is oem from FCPEURO for about the same price for front struts.

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    Was thinking springs too since it rides lower than it should. It appears that the springs have fatigued and I'm hoping to get it back to proper ride height.

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    The overall pricing difference is withing about $20 when I check options. The way you posted, is cheaper by 20 but doesn't include coil springs. Rockauto for the Bilstein b4 and their "original ride quality" strut/spring assembly is comparable to the whole kit from eeuroparts.

    https://m.eeuroparts.com/Parts/50836...on-3973462KIT/

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    If you need springs then maybe thatís the way you need to go.
    I canít be positive but if thatís the set I think of someone here has used it and wasnít happy with it. Hopefully someone here can chime in.

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