The price tag you quoted Mike was why I went for the KYB/Lovells setup instead of Koni/Kings.
For $1400, I got
Front/Rear Superlow Lovells
Front/Rear Heavy Duty KYB Shocks
Adjustable Camber Kit
Reconditioned Steering, complete
I don't rememebr the breakdown exactly, but from memory the steering rack was $240.
Have you been over some nasty speed humps yet? That's a better test of scrapage.
I've got the same squeak up front too Doc, but when I was last at the suspension joint, he said the front bushes were on their way out, but not dead like my rears (which incidently cost my another $280 installed 6 months later...) - might be shock replacement time, but maybe not:?:
Must agree on your description of the improvement Mike. Considering your car was factory built with a better setup, and probably hasn't done the 265000+ k's my EA had under the belt at the time (so my improvement was quite vast), it goes to show how much a difference that kind of susp. setup makes.